Even four centuries ago, people wanted to know who the best pistol shot was.
The 1905 Rifle and Pistol Championships marked the return of the National Board Matches to Sea Girt, N.J., reuniting with the NRA Championships.
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.
The final installment of our deep dive on the shooting events at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games.
Part 2 of our look back at the shooting events conducted at the Berlin 1936 Olympics.
The third installment of our look back at the shooting events conducted at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games.