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Return To Competition: 1918 National Matches

The return of the National Matches in 1918 also marked the debut of the Small...

Jacksonville’s Great New Southern Range: 1915 National Matches

“Let us all go to Florida in 1915 and show the South…that we appreciate what...

Legends: Art Cook 1928-2021

Arthur Edwin “Art” Cook, “the Cookie that would not crumble,” passed away on Feb. 21,...

An Evolving Alliance: 1909 National Matches

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

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....

Joint Program Returns To Sea Girt: 1905 National Matches

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

A Page From History: The 1998 Camp Perry Tornado

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

About As Close As It Gets: The 1953 NRA Smallbore Rifle Prone Championship

You'll never guess who won the four-way tie between John Crowley, John Moschkau, Charlie Whipple...

The 2010s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

The last decade proved to be pivotal in the history of the NRA Smallbore Rifle...

The 2000s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

For smallbore after Y2K, the Wigger Era closes again—sort of.

The 1990s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

The Wigger Era closes, sort of, during the 1990s. The NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships...

The 1980s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

Throughout the 1980s, the National Smallbore Rifle Championships were dominated by the great Lones Wigger.

Golden Age, Part 2: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

The wind blew and Lones Wigger won (a lot) throughout the second half of the...

Golden Age, Part 1: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

We cover the first decade of the “Golden Age” of smallbore shooting— the 1960s —...

The National Rifle Association Smallbore Centenary

“The National Rifle Association Small-Bore Matches of 1919 are the first in our rifle-shooting history...

Post-War Reorganization and Innovation: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

Part 4 in our 7-part series celebrating the Smallbore National Championship Centenary

Depression and War: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

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