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About Digby Hand

The six foot two inch tall Digby Hand was a well known rifleman of his time, made famous in the book The Old China Hands, by Charles Finney. As a corporal in E Company of the United States 15th Infantry Regiment in China stationed in the late 1920s Hand was renowned for his skill with the Springfield rifle. Hand, a native of Arkansas, joined the 15th because his grandfather, who rode with Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry, fought against the 15th at Battle of Shiloh and said that ‘There haint but one Yankee outfit in this whole world I’d let my grandson jine with, and that’s teh15th Infantry.’ His name and spirit of excellence in marksmanship is kept alive by the Corporal Digby Hand Schützenverein.

RI: Conventional Sectional Results

2011 Ocean State Conventional Sectional By Digby Hand Rifleman from four states set their GPSs for Walter Carey Road in Smithfield, Rhode Island on March 5th, the site of the Ocean State Conventional Sectional of the 2011 NRA National Indoor Championship. … Continue reading

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RI: 3P Open Sectional Results

2011 Massasoit NRA 3 Position Sectional By Digby Hand It is generally a harbinger of a bad day when your kneeling score is better than your prone total. But, on a day when you shoot a 375 standing and 391 kneeling … Continue reading

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MA: New Year’s Match Results

The annual New Year’s Match at Hopkinton greeted shooters with dense fog… Continue reading

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NRA Online Tournament Sanctioning

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CT: 2010 Great Pumpkin Match Results

Had William Shakespeare covered the first day of the 2010 Great Pumpkin Match… Continue reading

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GA: 2010 Champion of Champions Results

The 2010 Champion of Champions match was held this past week at Fort Benning, GA. You can download the complete results here: 2010-ga-champion-of-champions-results (XLS, 152KB)

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NJ: Indoor International State Championship, Oct 9-10

The Ridgewood Rifle Club in New Jersey will host the 2010 Indoor International State Championship on October 9th and 10th. You can download the match program here: 2010-nj-indoor champ-program (PDF, 98KB)

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NJ: Upcoming Matches in New Jersey

A list of upcoming matches in the New Jersey (and surrounding) area can be downloaded here: 2010-nj-matches-list (PDF, 57KB)

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GA: Champion of Champions Match, Oct 4-10

The USAMU will host the 2010 Champion of Champions Match October 4-10 at Fort Benning, GA. Shane Barnhart says “We will have nearly $25,000 in prizes.  Everything from guns, ammo, shooting supplies to clothing and camel backs.  Please come down … Continue reading

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PA: State Conv 3200 Prone Results

2010 PENNSYLVANIA STATE CONVENTIONAL 3200 PRONE CHAMPIONSHIPS Host Club: Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen’s Club, 21-22 August 2010 Submitted by: PRPA Smallbore Rifle Director, David Cramer Pennsylvania’s State Prone Championship returned to the western side of the State, after being held at … Continue reading

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March/Final Pickering Results

The 2009-2010 Timothy Pickering Match Wrap-Up! Continue reading

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CT: Mohegan Rifle League’s 2010 Annual Tournament

For nearly 80 years the Mohegan Rifle League has been the mainstay of smallbore rifle competition in southeastern Connecticut… Continue reading

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