Dr. Glenn Murphy
Shooting legend Glenn Murphy belonged to the Garrison Revolver Club before the First World War and joined the Winnipeg Revolver and Pistol Association (WRPA) in 1921, just two years after it had been founded. He became Governor of the Association in 1925 and a Canadian Vice-President of the United States Revolver Association (USRA) where he served until the onset of World War II. At that time he lectured and helped to instruct servicemen and air cadets in handgun shooting.
Dr. Murphy’s individual and team shooting accomplishments began in 1925 at the Outdoor Canadian Revolver Association (CRA) championships when he captured a Silver Medal in the .22 Rev. Tyro event. His list of National hardware from that year on to 1956 includes Gold (4), Silver (4), Bronze (3) and Intermediate (3) Medals in .22 and .38 calibre, rapid fire matches and marksmen competitions. Internationally he captured over 20 medals in the USRA Indoors, Outdoors, National, State and Team Matches from 1926-36. Murphy also won Silver in the 1939 British Empire Pistol Match and the 1947 Senior League USRA. Dr. Glenn Murphy was named a Life Member and Honourary Life Governor of the WRPA and was instrumental in obtaining the range and building now used by them, a range facility which bears his name.