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First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

In 1907, the immense machinery of the National Matches was moved to the mammoth new...

Competitive Shooting Legends: Brig. Gen. Ammon B. Critchfield

Brig. Gen. Critchfield advocated for Camp Perry as a new home for the National Matches.

A Brief History Of Collegiate Shooting Sports In The United States

Competitive shooting teaches sportsmanship, leadership, responsibility, concentration, self-discipline and teamwork.

Stockholm 1912 Olympics: The Games Become An Event (Part 2)

Part 2 of our deep dive into shooting events at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympic...

How Gen. Ammon Critchfield Discovered Camp Perry In 1905

An excerpt from Brig. Gen. Critchfield's memoir, with his account of the discovery of the...

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance....

The 400 Club: A History

In 1933, one of the most exclusive clubs in all of competitive shooting made its...

Steel Challenge: Are You Ready?

Steel Challenge first hit the shooting scene in 1981 as a shooting sport that was...

Pennsylvania Covid-19 Restrictions Prevent NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show For 2021

To the great disappointment of tens of thousands of sportsmen and women, COVID-19-related governmental restrictions...

Joint Program Returns To Sea Girt: 1905 National Matches

The 1905 Rifle and Pistol Championships marked the return of the National Board Matches to...

Results: Buckeye Blossom Midwest Nationals

Born out of necessity, competitive shooters stepped up to help fill the void after Covid-19...

Open To Civilians: The 1904 National Championships

At the Army's urging, the National Trophy Matches for 1904 were held at Ft. Riley,...

Competitors’ Corner: October 2020

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

Planning A Collegiate Competitive Shooting Program

Competitive vs. Intramural programs, how to find a range and more.

The 1903 National Matches At Sea Girt, New Jersey

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

Athens 1906 Olympics: But Not For Record

An account of Olympic competitive shooting events at the 1906 Games in Athens.

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.

The Basics of Collegiate Shotgun Competition

Our guide to shotgun competition at the university level.
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