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A Short History Of Perazzi

For decades, a strategic vision and great human strength have taken Perazzi from a small...

Mossberg’s Model 144: Excellent Accuracy From “Good Enough”

Mossberg made precision .22s for competition? Yes, they did, and 70 years later this one...

Return To Competition: 1918 National Matches

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

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...

Largest Shooting Tournament Yet: 1913 National Matches

The year 1913 marked the 100th anniversary of Commodore Perry's victory at the Battle of...

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...

Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch: 1910 National Matches

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

An Evolving Alliance: 1909 National Matches

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

Competitive Shooting Legends: Kellogg Kennon Venable Casey

K.K.V. Casey was, arguably, the finest long-range shooter in the history of competitive shooting. He...

Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches

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

Open To Civilians: The 1904 National Championships

At the Army's urging, the National Trophy Matches for 1904 were held at Ft. Riley,...

History Lesson: National Matches on Film

The 1913 National Matches at Camp Perry were featured in a then-relatively new recording medium—motion...

Winchester Awarded $38 Million DoD Contract

Did you know that Winchester is the largest supplier of certified small caliber ammunition to...

National Matches Canceled For The Seventh Time In History

No stranger to difficult situations, the NRA will always be a force behind national shooting...

NRA: Early Foundation And Development 1871-1907

What started as a tiny organization transformed into a truly national Association.

The 2000s: National Smallbore Outdoor Rifle Championship History

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

A Swiss Schuetzenfest: The World’s Largest Rifle Match

The largest rifle shooting match in the world is Schuetzenfest, held every five years in...
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