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Going Distinguished

As far back as 1884, excellence in shooting sports has been recognized with the “crown jewel” of marksmanship awards—the Distinguished designation.

The National Trophies

The trophies awarded at the National Rifle and Pistol Championships not only testify to outstanding marksmanship achievement but are also an encapsulation of the history and evolution of American competitive shooting.

A Short History of American Target Development and Evolution

The first competitive shooting target in the United States was little more than a black circle drawn on a blazed tree trunk with a piece of charcoal pulled from a campfire.

Yesterday’s Rifle – The 1924 Olympic Smallbore Rifle

Smallbore rifle shooting was a frequent part of the international and Olympic shooting competitions prior to World War II, and was included in the 1924 Paris Olympics.

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