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Old 02-22-2024, 08:44 AM
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I just paired my old United States Revolver Association card with my patch. Wow, 1978! That's the year I became a police officer.
Any other former members on board?
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Old 02-22-2024, 09:10 AM
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I didn't know about the USRA until the 90s and couldn't find any information about them. They supposedly still existed but I couldn't find anything about joining. As a lover of wheel guns, I would have joined.
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Old 02-22-2024, 10:27 AM
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I didnít know they even made it into the 1970s! My impression was they folded shortly after the NRA began expanding their match offerings further into pistol shooting.
Curiously, in Canada, where the 2700 match format never quite caught on, many clubs continued to run their pistol matches according to USRA rules at least through the 1980s. When I last lived there, the club I belonged to was the Burlington Rifle & Revolver Club.
(Iíll try to dig up my old membship card and patch.)

Hopefully, others will be able to shed more light on the subject.

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I was a member for a few years. In the early 80s we would shoot postal matches in the national guard.
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Our club held USRA postal matches, both .22 and centerfire, until about 1990. The last few years it took forever to receive results and awards, then the final year they disappeared forever. I seem to recall they were based here in MA.
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I was a member for a couple of years in around 2005 ~ 2006 or so. Used to get the magazine. I got involved through corresponding with their official historian, Joe Miller (?), now deceased. Very nice guy who helped me understand more about a 1930s Colt OMT, specifically its unusually stippled hammer, which he believed to be a Roper hammer, something I had never heard of before or since.

I also recall a comment he made, online, maybe on the Colt Forum, that the Python is kind of like a Rolex. He explained that he meant this in the sense that a Rolex is an excellent watch, very high quality, and its reputation is such that everyone knows this. But there are also other equally fine watches, less well known, that do not have the cachet of the Rolex, and take more effort to search out and discover. (I'm paraphrasing ó it was something like that.)

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