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The 1903 National Matches At Sea Girt, New Jersey

The first National Matches were held at Sea Girt Range in September 1903, and marked...

NRA National Championships: The Early Years

More than a century ago, this country's relationship with competitive shooting intensified when the NRA...

Pistols At The National Matches: 1919-1940

After World War I, there was a change in attitude concerning pistol competition in the...

Paris 1900 Olympics: And It Was A Mistake

The second Olympic Games went to Paris and, by all accounts, they were a mess.

Athens 1896 Olympics: The First Shots For Record

When Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Greece, pulled the trigger on April 8, 1896,...

All About Thurman Randle

Eight-time Dewar Team member Thurman Randle was a dominant figure in smallbore shooting in the...

History Lesson: National Matches on Film

The 1913 National Matches at Camp Perry were featured in a then-relatively new recording medium—motion...

The Yackleys: America’s Shooting Family

For all five members of the Yackley family, competitive shooting is a way of life.

Iron Bean Coffee Truck Delivers Nitro Cold-Brew Coffee To Camp Perry Competitors

Last summer, USMC veteran-owned Iron Bean Coffee was on-hand at the NRA Precision Pistol Nationals...

All About Charles Bayard Lister

For many years, C.B. Lister contributed to the NRA News & Events pages in American...

Col. Townsend Whelen: America's Top 20th Century Shooter (Arguably)

Col. Townsend Whelen was perhaps the single most influential figure in U.S. 20th century competitive...

Q&A: 7.62x51mm in a .308 Win. Lever-Action

Do you have extraction problems when using 7.62x51mm ammo in a .308 Win. lever-action rifle?...

Announcing the Publication of ‘The History of Marine Corps Competitive Marksmanship, Vol. II’

The sequel to “The Red Book, Vol. 1” covers 50 years of Marine Corps competitive...

Reading the Wind—Sometimes Simple is Best

Wind is an ever-present challenge in outdoor shooting, it pays to know how it moves...

A Page From History: The 1970 National Matches

From Jul. 29 to Aug. 24, 1970, the National Matches finally secured federal funding again,...

From Tin Cans To Champion

After learning to shoot by plinking cans as a child, Tom Whitaker has accumulated an...

Springfield Gallery Practice Rifles, Caliber .22

These rifles were popular at the National Matches until after WWII.

NRA: Early Foundation And Development 1871-1907

What started as a tiny organization transformed into a truly national Association.

U.S. Shooters Triumph At 1908 Olympic Games

Not only did Team USA sweep the 1908 Olympic pistol matches, but also won its...

A Page From History: The 1998 Camp Perry Tornado

In 1998, Camp Perry suffered catastrophic structural damage after an F2 tornado swept through the...
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