“The National Rifle Association Small-Bore Matches of 1919 are the first in our rifle-shooting history and constitute the ‘opening bow’ of a feature of the shooting game which we hope will become a permanent part of the annual matches of the great parent organization.” —Ned Crossman
Part 1 of our series on the history of the NRA Smallbore Championship. We begin with the 1919 National Matches in New Jersey
Part 2 of our look back at the shooting events conducted at the Berlin 1936 Olympics.
Well, there was shooting in the modern pentathlon event, but back in 1928 U.S. shooters had little to no interest in the sport. Luckily, shooting events would return to the Olympic Games in 1932.
The postwar resumption of international target shooting included a new rule regarding amateur status.
Part 2 of our deep dive on shooting events at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games.