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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...

All About Emmet "Doc" Swanson

Former NRA President and competitive shooter Doc Swanson (a dentist by training) was liked and...

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...

Our Top 10 SSUSA Magazine Covers Of The Decade

Here, presented chronologically, are SSUSA’s picks for the best magazine covers of the 2010s, ones...

A Swiss Schuetzenfest: The World’s Largest Rifle Match

The largest rifle shooting match in the world is Schuetzenfest, held every five years in...

Papier-Mâché To Polymer: Getting The K31 Back Into The Rapid-Fire Stages

Northridge has durable polymer chargers for the Swiss K31 rifle.

Quarter Points And Ball In High Power

High Power shooters today still use a variety of simple charts and calculators to compensate...

NRA National Pistol Championships: By The Numbers

This week marks the 2019 NRA National Pistol Championship at Camp Perry, the last year...

Competitors’ Corner: January 2019

Highlights from the January 2019 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA's competitive shooting journal...

Father Of Camp Perry: Ammon Critchfield

Gen. Critchfield's determination resulted in the development of Camp Perry into the premier rifle range...

History Lesson: 1906 ‘Plinky’ Topperwein

Elizabeth “Plinky” Topperwein became the first woman ever to compete at an NRA match in...

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...

Remembering Kevin Angstadt’s Amazing 2014 Bianchi Cup Championship Run

Balancing his day-job with fourteen years of hard work and practice, “local boy makes good”...

Tin Cans and The National Matches—1921

The National Matches have been, almost from the beginning, a place for experimenters.

The 1907 Army Pistol Trials

The selection of the Model 1911 was by no means a foregone conclusion when the...

Rifle Slings and International Shooting

The year was 1921. The place—Lyon, France. The occasion was the nineteenth World Shooting Championships...