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History Of The First Semi-Automatic Pistols

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

Origin Story: The Word “Pistol”

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

Do You Need A Bull Barrel?

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

Papier-Mâché To Polymer: Getting The K31 Back Into The Rapid-Fire Stages

Northridge has durable polymer chargers for the Swiss K31 rifle.

Choosing An AR-15 Match Rifle Barrel

You need a good barrel if you want to win with an AR-15 in match...

Looking Back At The 2001 U.S. Roberts Team Victory At Bisley

In 2001, the Americans managed to seize the Field Marshall Earl Roberts Trophy by a...

Read This Classic Interview With Jim Crofts After Winning The 2012 F-T/R Rifle Championship

Prepare for F-Class by reading this timeless Jim Crofts interview with Stanton Wormley. An experienced...

A Hiker’s Sidekick: Mom’s H&R Model 929

Field Editor Art Merrill shares the story of his late mother’s Harrington & Richardson Model...

High-Performance High-Power Rifle Ammo: 6 Things That (Really) Matter

It’s all about gaining a few points here and there that are otherwise lost to...

History Lesson: 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge Origin

An article from the SSUSA vault on the 6.5 Creedmoor, prior to its rapid rise...

New: Starline 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge Guide

This FREE guide is more than just a loading manual—it also explores the history of...

A Brief History of Anschutz

A brand well-known to competitive shooters, Anschutz has become synonymous with successful shooting at a...

Origin Of The M1 Rifle In Competition At Camp Perry

The M1 Rifle at Camp Perry for the National Matches has a storied history going...

The History of Ruger

Sturm, Ruger & Co. is a company who is dedicated to the firearm industry, and...

Competitors’ Corner: December 2017

Highlights from the December 2017 digital edition of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting...

10 Interesting Facts About The History Of The Shooting Sports

The long history of the shooting sports is full of good stories

Book Review: The Competitive AR15 Builders Guide by Glen Zediker

The book that has set a new standard for technical AR-15 information

Where Did The National Matches Originate?

The first annual match was in 1873, and NRA-backed legislation established the first National Matches...

Hallmarks Of Heritage, Part 4

A look at the legacy of NRA trophies, their inception in competition and the stories...

The Ray-Vin Scope Stand and Mount

A spotting scope stand and adjustable mount for outdoor weather and lumpy ground may require...
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