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The 1990s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

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

Competitors’ Corner: January 2020

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

The 1980s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

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

History Of The First Semi-Automatic Pistols

Did you know the first semi-automatic pistol was unveiled in the late 19th century?

Reloading .38 Special For Competition

It’s an easy cartridge to reload, but there are some tweaks that will help shooters...

Origin Story: The Word “Pistol”

The word “pistol” was in common usage by the 18th century.

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...

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 Interesting History Of Vitarbo Custom Target Grips

The story of Vitarbo Target Grips began with the formation of the Air Force Shooting...

SIG’s New Red Dots

SIG Sauer’s Romeo1 Pro and Romeo3 Max red-dot reflex sights are both great choices for...

A Page From History: World’s First Recorded Pistol Match

Even four centuries ago, people wanted to know who the best pistol shot was.

Test of Mettle: NRA World Shooting Championship

With a focus on skill and safe gun handling, the WSC is a great way...

Do You Need A Bull Barrel?

In general, a bull barrel describes any barrel that is heavier and thicker than a...

How Much Is A Minute?

What is the exact size of a minute of angle at 100 yards? Here is...

Looking Back At The First NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship

About a decade ago, college rifle clubs without an NCAA ranking had only their own...

Surplus Beretta Model 81s Are Available—For Now

Surplus houses are offering 1970s-era .32 ACP Beretta Model 81 “Cheetah” law enforcement turn-ins averaging...

How .223 Remington Came To Be

A short history of the 5.56 mm "Sub-Caliber Uprising." Here's where the .223 Rem. came...

A Page From History: First Autoloading Sporter?

When it debuted in 1899, the Mannlicher Automatic Repeating Rifle was way ahead of its...

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

This year’s round-up includes 36 recommendations across seven categories that fit every holiday-gift budget.
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