A Page From History: Pistol Pointers, Part 2
The second installment of Lt. Col. Jim Crossman’s introduction to competitive pistol shooting from 1956.
Athens 1896 Olympics: The First Shots For Record
When Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Greece, pulled the trigger on April 8, 1896, she fired the first shot for record in a new era—the shooting matches of the modern Olympic Games.
The Origin Of The Olympic Games
The first Olympic Games were held Ancient Greece in 776 B.C., on the west side of the Peloponnesus, near an area sacred to worshippers of the Greek Olympians—gods like Zeus and Athena.
Paris 1900 Olympics: And It Was A Mistake
The second Olympic Games went to Paris and, by all accounts, they were a mess.
Athens 1906 Olympics: But Not For Record
An account of Olympic competitive shooting events at the 1906 Games in Athens.
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.
London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games (Part 2)
The second installment of our series on the 1908 Olympic Games focuses on the U.S. Shooting Team and the competition itself.
London 1908 Olympics: The U.S. Team Almost Missed The Games (Part 3)
Part 3 of our deep dive on shooting events at the 1908 London Olympic Games.
Stockholm 1912 Olympics: The Games Become An Event
Many felt at the time that Sweden was not up to the task of running a successful Olympiad. The Swedes in 1912 proved them wrong.