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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...

All About Harry Reeves

Harry Reeves took to pistol shooting as the proverbial duck to water.

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

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

NRA Introduces New Contests And Trophies: 1911 National Matches

After 1910, Camp Perry was taking shape as a premier shooting facility, but in 1911...

Legends: Art Cook 1928-2021

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

Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch: 1910 National Matches

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

Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink (Part 3)

Part 3 of our deep dive on shooting events at the 1920 Summer Olympic Games.

An Evolving Alliance: 1909 National Matches

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

Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink (Part 2)

The second installment of our deep dive on shooting events at the 1920 Summer Olympic...

Antwerp 1920 Olympics: Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Part 1 of our deep dive of the U.S. shooting team at the Antwerp 1920...

Walt Walter Receives Quilts Of Valor Honors

The longtime member of the NRA Board of Directors received his own Quilt of Valor...

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

In 1907, the immense machinery of the National Matches was moved to the mammoth new...

Stockholm 1912 Olympics: The Games Become An Event (Part 2)

Part 2 of our deep dive into shooting events at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympic...

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance....

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 Championships

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

A Page From History: The 1970 National Matches

From Jul. 29 to Aug. 24, 1970, the National Matches finally secured federal funding again,...
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