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  • A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid…

    A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid… Saturday September 10, 1938 was the end of two long days for Coast Guard Seaman First Class Rudolph Jones. He had suffered through the typical hot humid late summer days usually found on

    December 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gaul and Shooting are much the same…

    Success in the shooting sports is, as Gaius Julius Caesar said of Gaul,”…omnis divisa est in partes tres.” Success is divided into three parts, physical, equipment and mental. Shooting does not require the physical abilities of a superhero. One of

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Take the King’s Schilling; do the King’s Biddding…

    In a time long ago the center of my shooting universe was a large concrete and granite example of Classical Revival architecture located at 360 Broad Street in Hartford, Connecticut; the Connecticut State Armory and Arsenal, headquarters of the Connecticut

    September 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • The Twenty Eighth Annual Swanson Match

    The Twenty Eighth Annual Swanson Match One Hundred and forty-three juniors pounded well over a case of 22 caliber long rifle bullets into the backstop of Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club’s Carrol Indoor Range over the first weekend in December as they contested for awards in the 28th Annual David L. Swanson Memorial Match. […]

    December 4, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid…

    A Promise Made Is a Debt Unpaid… Saturday September 10, 1938 was the end of two long days for Coast Guard Seaman First Class Rudolph Jones. He had suffered through the typical hot humid late summer days usually found on the firing line at Camp Perry, Ohio during the National Board for the Promotion of […]

    December 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lord Roberts Trophy 2017 Video

    November 28, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ruby Gomes a Wildcat

    Ruby Gomes a Wildcat

      Ruby Gomes a Wildcat Portsmouth Rhode Island High School senior Ruby Gomes has committed to the University of Kentucky Wildcat’s nationally ranked rifle team. Gomes will be joining a team which has made 17 consecutive appearances in the NCAA championships and produced over 60 All Americans. After learning basic skills at various local clubs, […]

    November 9, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2018 National Match Calendar

    2018 National Match Calendar

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gaul and Shooting are much the same…

    Success in the shooting sports is, as Gaius Julius Caesar said of Gaul,”…omnis divisa est in partes tres.” Success is divided into three parts, physical, equipment and mental. Shooting does not require the physical abilities of a superhero. One of its beauties is that it is blind to height, weight, speed, gender, or age. A […]

    October 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Take the King’s Schilling; do the King’s Biddding…

    In a time long ago the center of my shooting universe was a large concrete and granite example of Classical Revival architecture located at 360 Broad Street in Hartford, Connecticut; the Connecticut State Armory and Arsenal, headquarters of the Connecticut State Military Department. For twenty years I was a small cog in that martial machine […]

    September 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • NRA State Championship Conentional Smallbore Rifle Prone River Bend Gun Club Dawsonville, GA September 23 – 24, 2017

    Final Results Bulletin – 2017 Smallbore Prone State Championship – Sep 23-24, 2017

    September 25, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Great Pumpkin Match Marks Summer’s End

    The Great Pumpkin Match Marks Summer’s End

    The Great Pumpkin Match Marks Summer’s End   Tropical Storm Jose meandered off the coast of New England and its fringe winds sorely tried the skills and patience of the competitors who were trying to shoot center shots during the 2017 Great Pumpkin Metric Prone Regional.   The Pumpkin traditionally starts at 100 yards and […]

    September 25, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • David Botsford Lyman

    David Botsford Lyman David Botsford Lyman, 62, of Meriden, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah Woessner Lyman; son Remington Perry Lyman of Columbus, Ohio, brother-in-law Dennis Woessner and wife Sherrill of Glastonbury, Connecticut; Douglas Woessner of Anchorage, Alaska; “Grandma” Dolores Woessner; two […]

    September 6, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • QUIET BIRDMEN AND DISTINGUISHED INTERSECT…

    As a pilot, who is a member of the Quiet Birdmen, and a Distinguished Rifleman I am aware that Camp Perry was once used as an Army Airfield during the interwar years. What I only recently discovered was that it was also the site of an unusual shooting contest that paired my two favorite hobbies, […]

    September 2, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 US Roberts Team

    2017 US Roberts Team

    Heavy gusting winds, thunder lighting, rain, and hail did not deter 2017 US Roberts Team regained possession of the prodigious trophy by defeating the British 3838 to 3827. Shooting a Dewar on International targets Eric Uptagrafft, Hank Gray, Mark Del Cotto, Morgen Dietrich, Kevin Nevius, Mike Seery, Billy Azzinaro, Matt Chezem, Howard Pitts, and Kerry […]

    August 23, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Rhode Island Outdoor 3P NRA Regional and RIRRA State Championship

    2017 Rhode Island Outdoor 3P NRA Regional and RIRRA State Championship

    2017 Rhode Island Outdoor 3P NRA Regional and RIRRA State Championship It was a gem of a summer morning, warm, light breeze, warm, and a bright sky, when Range Officer Brenda Jacob called the shooters to the line at the South County Rod and Gun Club for the prone stage of the 2017 Rhode Island […]

    July 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Two-Any Sight Metric Position Championship

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Two-Any Sight Metric Position Championship Aggregate Iron Man (Based on Preliminary Scores)     The 2017 National Smallbore Rifle Champions moved into the last day. While the Any Sight Championship was in the fore in the back of everyone’s mind was the Iron Man.   McPhail, one of […]

    July 17, 2017 | 2 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships Day One-Metric Position Championship-Metallic Sights

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships Day One-Metric Position Championship-Metallic Sights   The 2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships entered it penultimate day with the start of the Metric Position Championship under partly cloudy skies.   George Norton, making a play to recapture the Iron Man Trophy, lead off the match with a 396-24X […]

    July 16, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay One-Day Conventional Position

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay One-Day Conventional Position     The first day of the 2017 NRA National Smallbore Conventional Position Rifle Championships opened with 120 shots in three positions with metallic sights.     Army’s Patrick Sunderman, who had a solid prone performance in that championship, opened with the tournament with a […]

    July 15, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Five-Day Team Matches

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Five-Day Team Matches (Based on Preliminary Scores)   Your Correspondents in the Field Joe Graf and Hap Rocketto   The final day of the2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships featured a trio of fired matches and an unfired team aggregate.   The Black Hawk Ladies, Michelle Bohren, […]

    July 14, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Four-Day Two Any Sights and Grand Aggregate

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Four-Day Two Any Sights and Grand Aggregate (Based on Preliminary Scores   Your Correspondents in the Field Joe Graf and Hap Rocketto   The Randle Team scores show that Erin McNeil’s 400-33X is the winner of the Eleanor Dunn Award. She led the team to a 3978-252X aggregate […]

    July 12, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Three-Day One Any Sights

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay Three-Day One Any Sights (Based on Preliminary Scores   Your Correspondents in the Field Joe Graf and Hap Rocketto   After the stormed tossed last day of metallic sights the shooters arrived at the range to find it hot, humid, and still.   With scopes replacing metallic sights […]

    July 11, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships Day Two Metallic Sights (Based on Preliminary Scores   Your Correspondents in the Field Joe Graf and Hap Rocketto     The weather radar was glowing red and, after consultation with local experts, the Match Director declared a three hour rain delay to start of the match. As […]

    July 11, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships

    2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle Championships Day One Metallic Sights (Based on Preliminary Results)   Your Correspondents in the Field Joe Graf and Hap Rocketto   It was rather a surreal experience for any shooter with several years of National Smallbore Championship experience. It was the first single relay match since the 1948 Championships […]

    July 9, 2017 | 1 comment | View Post