American Rifleman (magazine)

American Rifleman (magazine)

"American Rifleman," is a United States-based monthly shooting and firearms interest publication, owned by the National Rifle Association (NRA). It is the 43th most-widely distributed consumer magazine.

About American Rifleman (magazine)

American Rifleman is a United States-based monthly shooting and firearms interest publication, owned by the National Rifle Association (NRA). It is the 43th most-widely distributed consumer magazine. Arthur Corbin Gould, an avid shooter and member of the Massachusetts Rifle Association, published The Rifle in 1885 as an effort to focus discussion on the sport of rifle shooting. The Rifle later changed its title to Shooting & Fishing in 1888, branching out into other outdoor sports. In 1894, while the magazine was titled Shooting and Fishing, Gould attended the National Rifle Association matches held at Sea Girt and was impressed with the level of competition, leading him to write several editorials urging the public to join. This call eventually led to the revitalization of the National Rifle Association and established a Board of Directors to help manage the nation-wide organization. Following Gould's death in 1903, Shooting and Fishing deteriorated.

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