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.
When CMP introduced the “as-issued” games a little over a decade ago, a military surplus Mauser or Mosin-Nagant could be had for about $100 and an M1 carbine in NRA Very Good condition fetched, if memory serves, about $400. Today—thanks in large part to the skyrocketing popularity of the carbine—a quick online check of non-collector milsurp M1 carbine prices varies from $630 to $1350. Whether that is still “inexpensive” is up to the individual shooter’s wallet.
Competitors and spectators can shoot Inland Manufacturing reproductions of military firearms in a live-fire 3-Gun competition.
Introduced in the 1940s for the U.S. Military's M1 Carbine, .30 Carbine Rifle Ammunition is still used for both hunting and self-defense
Michigan Marching Band’s Mark Stout On National Matches: ‘A Tradition Which I Feel Proud To Be A Part Of’
Ashley Brugnone interviews Mark Stout of the University of Michigan Marching Band, who is also a National Matches competitor
Winchester honors the anniversary of WWII with the Victory Series of ammo that comes packed in special commemorative cartons and wood boxes