Created in 1936, the All-American award honors collegiate shooters in the rifle, pistol, and shotgun disciplines. Award recipients are selected by NRA's Collegiate Programs Committee, one of 39 policy-making committees of the Association. The selection committee is comprised of individuals well known in the competitive shooting community. Some committee members are former All-Americans, have served as coaches of All-Americans, or both.
The term “zero” means finding a sight setting that, under some set of conditions, results in a centered shot group. Those conditions include distance, ammunition, and event. Other variables that factor in include rifle, temperature, atmosphere, place, yet the list can continue.
Your M1 Garand used to throw empties forward and to the right as it should, but today it’s been ejecting to the right rear. What does it mean? Or you’ve reassembled your Garand and now the action is locked up—what happened? And do you really need a gas cylinder lock screw wrench and gas cylinder wrench to disassemble the Garand?
Here at NRA, we’re fortunate to have a dedicated test range and Oehler chronograph. On the occasion when we need to cart a portable chrony to the field, we do it the same as everyone else: Set-up the screens; deal with a wobbly tripod; hope the light is adequate and try not to shoot a screen.
As-issued Vintage Military Rifle (VMR) Games levels the equipment playing field, emphasizing personal skills while also avoiding the escalating arms race for more and more precise—and expensive—target rifles and designer cartridges.
One of the most coveted certificates a competitive shooter can earn is a NRA National Record. A National Record signifies that a competitor has performed at a level never reached by others. The significance of the National Record is validated by none other than the NRA Secretary.
The Precision Rifle Series was created in 2012 to further the popularity of long-range shooting through a series of competitions held throughout the country. In the following years, PRS grew its base of semi-pro and pro shooters which encourage the development of a club-level approach to the competition, encourage new members and build a larger list of participating clubs.