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A Page From History: Candle Practice

In the late 19th century, competitive shooters would develop novel approaches to marksmanship training.

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 has been done in the construction of this great Southern range.” From the January 1915 issue of ‘Arms and the Man’ magazine.

NRA Divisional Championships: 1914 National Matches

To avoid conflict with the even-years Army maneuvers schedule, in 1914 National Divisional Matches were held at five sites across the country instead of at Camp Perry. The Sept. 1914 issue of 'Arms and the Man' said in part, "They were an experimental substitute for the great National Matches … As a substitute they have proven a failure."

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

In 1912, government neglect temporarily altered the course of the National Matches. Thankfully, the NRA was there to pick up the pieces and moving the NRA Championships back to Sea Girt, N.J.

NRA Introduces New Contests And Trophies: 1911 National Matches

After 1910, Camp Perry was taking shape as a premier shooting facility, but in 1911 its future as the National Match site faced a daunting new challenge. Nevertheless, the NRA added to the tournament program.

First Year At Camp Perry: 1907 National Matches

In 1907, the immense machinery of the National Matches was moved to the mammoth new range at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Competitive Shooting Legends: Brig. Gen. Ammon B. Critchfield

Brig. Gen. Critchfield advocated for Camp Perry as a new home for the National Matches.

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance. The search for a new venue wouldn't take very long, however.

London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games

The United States Cartridge Company led the way for ammunition makers to contribute funds for the 1908 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Part 1 in our series on the London 1908 Olympic Games.

Joint Program Returns To Sea Girt: 1905 National Matches

The 1905 Rifle and Pistol Championships marked the return of the National Board Matches to Sea Girt, N.J., reuniting with the NRA Championships.

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