The NRA held their first rifle meeting on Wimbledon common in 1860 and with royal patronage and the daily papers and weekly-illustrated journals reporting widely on events, the 'Wimbledon fortnight' was marked for success.
- The Wimbledon Rifle-Match - Contemporary report [August 1860]
- A Talk About The National Rifle Association Meeting At Wimbledon - With J.C. Templer, Captain Commanding 18th Middlesex [August 1860]
- Rifle Shooting In England - A brief overview of the progress of the National Rifle Association and rifle shooting in England in 1861
- Thoughts on The Last Wimbledon Meeting - A retrospective look at Wimbledon and discussion of plans for Bisley [July 1889]
- Wimbledon & the Volunteers - From 1860 until 1889 the NRA held their annual rifle meeting on Wimbledon Common, with attendance in the thousands… and that was just the riflemen! So who were these riflemen and what were they doing at Wimbledon?
Queen Victoria fired the inaugural shot at the first NRA rifle meeting on 2 July 1860. The Queen further offered encouragement by founding an annual prize that Volunteers competed for.
- The Queen's Prize - Produced in 1986 by the BBC, this film covers the history of The Queen's Prize target rifle match.
- The Queen's Prize - Winners of Her Majesty The Queen's Prize
- The Woe’s of Corporal Peake - Controversy surrounding the award of the Gold Medal for the 1868 Queen's Prize
- The 2000 yard Competitions - In 1865 the NRA instigated the first of two competitions held at the extreme range of 2000 yards. The rifle designed by William Metford and manufactured by George Gibbs was the only successful one.
For details of target rifles and target shooting history see: Rifles & Marksmanship