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History Of U.S. Participation In The International Railwaymen’s Match

The railroads played an important part in the conduct of the National Matches.

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.

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...

Competitors’ Corner: October 2020

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

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...

A Page From History: The 1991 National Matches

For the first time ever, tournament officials faced the prospect of conducting a national shooting...

Early Thoughts On Moving The National Championships

As early as 1954, references were made regarding moving the National Matches from Camp Perry...

M1 Garand Maintenance Tips For Competition

Getting an M1 Garand rifle to shoot well, while still remaining “As-issued,” can take some...

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...

Looking Back At The 2008 National High Power Rifle Long-Range Championships

If there was a feeling of déjà vu at the awards presentations during the 2008...

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...

Looking Back At The 2008 National High Power Rifle Championships

In 2008, Carl Bernosky returned to the NRA National High Power Rifle Championships at Camp...

The Legend Of David Tubb

David Tubb is (arguably) the best competitive rifleman in history. For Tubb, above all else,...

A Brief History Of Reporting The National Matches

Each year, the NRA has covered the National Rifle and Pistol Championships, widely considered the...

Wimbledon Cup History: Ben Comfort's Controversial Sighters

At the 1935 Wimbledon Cup Match, Ben C. Comfort set one of Camp Perry's more...
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