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.
Last Year At Sea Girt: 1906 National Matches
Enlarged in 1905, Sea Girt was nonetheless too small to support growing National Championship attendance. The search for a new venue wouldn't take very long, however.
Father Of Camp Perry: Ammon Critchfield
Gen. Critchfield's determination resulted in the development of Camp Perry into the premier rifle range of the 20th century in the Unite States
The 1907 NRA National Matches
"Camp Perry beyond a doubt provides the best facilities existing in this country today for competition of such magnitude as those now in progress." —Arms and the Man, August, 1907