After the American Civil War, repeating rifles and smokeless powder revolutionized shooting. Accurate rifles that didn’t give away a sniper’s position, combined with optical sights, made the stalemate of the Great War’s trenches ideal conditions for the sniper’s work.
During the Civil War, sharpshooters brought marksmanship skills to bear, dispatching generals and influencing battles.
Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are invited to join American Rifleman editors and other special guests for a pair of Special Sessions.
While you are at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas, I encourage you to take a break from the show floor and attend two special events. Noted sniping authority Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.), and historian Martin K.A. Morgan are onboard for two American Rifleman Special Sessions of tremendous interest to NRA members.