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History Lesson: 1906 ‘Plinky’ Topperwein

Elizabeth “Plinky” Topperwein became the first woman ever to compete at an NRA match in 1906, opening the path of competition for many more women to come

The Golden Era of Exhibition Shooters

Exhibition shooting was the premier way for top shooters to display their prowess back in the day. Let us take a look at some of these long gone, but never forgotten shooters like Annie Oakley, Adam Bogardus and Plinky Topperwein.

Competitors’ Corner: January 2019

Highlights from the January 2019 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA's competitive shooting journal that is published online every month. View the digital magazine for free at www.ssusa.org

Alice Bull: The “First Lady” Of Competitive Shooting

Bull’s talents on the firing line at the National Matches were legendary—she won a staggering four National Women’s High Power Rifle Championships.

Competitors’ Corner: October 2020

Highlights from the October 2020 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA's competitive shooting journal.

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance. The search for a new venue wouldn't take very long, however.

A Short History Of Trapshooting

Trapshooting dates back to 18th century England, where competitors would shoot at live pigeons released from cages called "traps."

Los Angeles 1932 Olympics: On U.S. Soil, But Problems Develop

After the bleak Amsterdam 1928 Olympics with no shooting events, the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, Calif., included multiple matches. However, bad communication and other problems developed at the 1932 Olympic shooting events. For starters, the Organizing Committee built a 50-meter range that wasn't 50 meters long.

50 Great Competitive Shooters of the 20th Century, Part 2

Included are several individuals who contributed to U.S. marksmanship excellence, as well as the first woman ever elected to the NRA Board of Directors

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