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The History of Colt

“Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal.”

A Page From History: World’s First Recorded Pistol Match

Even four centuries ago, people wanted to know who the best pistol shot was.

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.

Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch: 1910 National Matches

In 1910, the National Matches rules specified for rifles to be used as issued by the Ordnance Department without alteration or modification of any kind. An effort was made to form the regulations so that teams could have sufficient latitude to develop their own particular style of marksmanship and at the same time not disfigure the gun.

Remembering The 2010 NRA National Pistol Championships

Attendance continued to grow in 2010 at the World Series of pistol shooting, with 52 new, unclassified shooters joining the ranks of NRA bullseye pistol fans.

Los Angeles 1932 Olympics: On U.S. Soil, But Problems Develop (Part 3)

The final installment of our deep dive on the shooting events at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games.

Berlin 1936 Olympics: Amateurs Once Again

Part 1 of our look back at the shooting events of the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympic Games.

Berlin 1936 Olympics: Amateurs Once Again (Part 2)

Part 2 of our look back at the shooting events conducted at the Berlin 1936 Olympics.

Berlin 1936 Olympics: Amateurs Once Again (Part 3)

The third installment of our look back at the shooting events conducted at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games.

Early History Of The Free Pistol Event

Examining the early years of the free pistol event in international and Olympic competition.

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