“Let us all go to Florida in 1915 and show the South…that we appreciate what has been done in the construction of this great Southern range.” From the January 1915 issue of ‘Arms and the Man’ magazine.
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."
At the Army's urging, the National Trophy Matches for 1904 were held at Ft. Riley, Kan., while the NRA held its 1904 championships at Sea Girt.
Col. Townsend Whelen was perhaps the single most influential figure in U.S. 20th century competitive shooting.
No stranger to difficult situations, the NRA will always be a force behind national shooting competitions in the United States.
Smallbore Rifle celebrates a century of competition.