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1917 National Matches Canceled After U.S. Declares War On Germany

Although the build-up for WWI forced the cancellation of the 1917 National Matches, the NRA...

Prelude To War: 1916 National Matches

Practically everything went into making the 1916 National Matches the biggest shooting event in the...

NRA Divisional Championships: 1914 National Matches

To avoid conflict with the even-years Army maneuvers schedule, in 1914 National Divisional Matches were...

The Early History Of Sight Micrometers

You could probably put a sight micrometer in the middle of a table at a...

Largest Shooting Tournament Yet: 1913 National Matches

The year 1913 marked the 100th anniversary of Commodore Perry's victory at the Battle of...

NRA Returns To Sea Girt (Temporarily): 1912 National Matches

In 1912, government neglect temporarily altered the course of the National Matches. Thankfully, the NRA...

Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch: 1910 National Matches

In 1910, the National Matches rules specified for rifles to be used as issued by...

Lord Charles Wakefield And The Wakefield Trophy Match

The Lord Wakefield Trophy, named for the founder of Castrol lubricants, is awarded to the...

An Evolving Alliance: 1909 National Matches

This was the year that not only produced higher scores, but also more shooters in...

2,000 Men Under Canvas: 1908 National Matches

The employment of the newly introduced Model 1903 Springfield at the 1908 National Matches made...

Stockholm 1912 Olympics: The Games Become An Event (Part 3)

Part 3 of our deep dive into shooting events at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympic...

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 1910 Debut Of The Cavalry Cup

The Cavalry Cup debuted 110 years ago at the National Matches.

The Golden Era of Exhibition Shooters

Exhibition shooting was the premier way for top shooters to display their prowess back in...

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...

A Short History Of Pistol Shooting Techniques

“A pretty quick hit is better than a lightning-fast miss.” —Jack Weaver. Some things never...

National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship Centennial

“The adoption by the N.R.A. of a standardized course for practice with the small-bore should...

Depression and War: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

When smallbore rifle became a serious competitive shooting discipline. The third article in a series...
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