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An Evolving Alliance: 1909 National Matches

This was the year that not only produced higher scores, but also more shooters in attendance at the National Matches. And the 1909 Board Match Report stated in part, "It is possible that had we possessed a National Match from 1850 to 1860 the great Civil War might have been averted."

2,000 Men Under Canvas: 1908 National Matches

The employment of the newly introduced Model 1903 Springfield at the 1908 National Matches made them especially interesting.

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.

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.

Missouri, Ohio Teams Win 2020 SASP All-State Titles

Missouri took the pistol crown and Ohio earned rifle laurels after the 2020 Scholastic Action Shooting Program All-State Finals.

Lapua Ohio Rimfire Performance Center Re-Opens

The company is eager to have shooters see the recently opened facility, and are taking precautions to keep everyone there safe.

A Page From History: The 1998 Camp Perry Tornado

In 1998, Camp Perry suffered catastrophic structural damage after an F2 tornado swept through the Ohio National Guard facility.

BREAKING: 2020 CMP Rifle, Pistol Championships Canceled

The 2020 CMP summer championships at Camp Perry have been canceled, but according a press release, apparently 2021 is still a go. The CMP says they "were unable to come up with a manner in which we could safely produce the Matches."

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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