Classic Guns: Mossberg’s Model 183 Bolt-Action .410 Shotguns
Nostalgia for sale, $80. Mossberg’s Model 183 series bolt-action .410 shotguns saw nearly 40 years of manufacture. Today, these guns can be found at bargain prices on the used marketplace.
How International Shooting Reorganized After World War II
The postwar resumption of international target shooting included a new rule regarding amateur status.
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.
1917 National Matches Canceled After U.S. Declares War On Germany
Although the build-up for WWI forced the cancellation of the 1917 National Matches, the NRA remained involved in the war effort.
Los Angeles 1932 Olympics: On U.S. Soil, But Problems Develop (Part 2)
The second installment of our deep dive on the shooting events at the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics.
NRA Divisional Championships: 1914 National Matches
To avoid conflict with the even-years Army maneuvers schedule, in 1914 National Divisional Matches were held at five sites across the country instead of at Camp Perry. The Sept. 1914 issue of 'Arms and the Man' said in part, "They were an experimental substitute for the great National Matches … As a substitute they have proven a failure."
NRA Returns To Sea Girt (Temporarily): 1912 National Matches
In 1912, government neglect temporarily altered the course of the National Matches. Thankfully, the NRA was there to pick up the pieces and moving the NRA Championships back to Sea Girt, N.J.
NRA Introduces New Contests And Trophies: 1911 National Matches
After 1910, Camp Perry was taking shape as a premier shooting facility, but in 1911 its future as the National Match site faced a daunting new challenge. Nevertheless, the NRA added to the tournament program.
History Of U.S. Participation In The RWS Challenge Trophy Match (Part 3)
Part 3 of our look back at U.S. participation in the Rheinsche-Westfalischen-Sprengstoff Challenge Trophy Match.
Early Thoughts On Moving The National Championships
As early as 1954, references were made regarding moving the National Matches from Camp Perry to other suitable venues, such as Camp Atterbury, or even alternate, future "Ultimate Range" sites in Missouri and Oklahoma.