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Prelude To War: 1916 National Matches

Practically everything went into making the 1916 National Matches the biggest shooting event in the history of marksmanship.

Jacksonville’s Great New Southern Range: 1915 National Matches

“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.

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."

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.

Open To Civilians: The 1904 National Championships

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.

A Brief History Of Reporting The National Matches

Each year, the NRA has covered the National Rifle and Pistol Championships, widely considered the "World Series of the Shooting Sports."

Col. Townsend Whelen: America's Top 20th Century Shooter (Arguably)

Col. Townsend Whelen was perhaps the single most influential figure in U.S. 20th century competitive shooting.

Reading the Wind—Sometimes Simple is Best

Wind is an ever-present challenge in outdoor shooting, it pays to know how it moves the bullet on the way to the target.

National Matches Canceled For The Seventh Time In History

No stranger to difficult situations, the NRA will always be a force behind national shooting competitions in the United States.

Results: 2019 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships

Smallbore Rifle celebrates a century of competition.

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