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

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

Father Of Camp Perry: Ammon Critchfield

Gen. Critchfield's determination resulted in the development of Camp Perry into the premier rifle range of the 20th century in the Unite States

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.

How Gen. Ammon Critchfield Discovered Camp Perry In 1905

An excerpt from Brig. Gen. Critchfield's memoir, with his account of the discovery of the land on the Lake Erie shore that would become the longtime home of the National Matches.

The 1907 NRA National Matches

"Camp Perry beyond a doubt provides the best facilities existing in this country today for competition of such magnitude as those now in progress." —Arms and the Man, August, 1907

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” of smallbore rifle shooting — the 1970s. The disco decade of saw the iconic Wigger, along with a cast of characters rivaling a Hollywood blockbuster, help usher in the 3-P era, all while setting a slew of smallbore national records at Camp Perry.

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