CMP Adds Smallbore Rifle Postal Competition For 2021

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is pleased to announce its new Smallbore Postal Competition, set to begin in January 2021. The event will feature 3-Position and Prone matches, fired from a distance of 50 feet, and is open to both Adult and Junior athletes.

“The CMP has a lot of experience with conducting postal competitions, and with everything going on in the world today, running a smallbore postal seems like a logical step for our program,” said Brad Donoho, CMP smallbore manager. “We’re happy to be able to provide a place for smallbore athletes everywhere to continue their growth on the range.”

Individuals and clubs are welcome to register. Official customized targets will be mailed to participants to be fired upon, then mailed back to the CMP to be verified. Targets may also be scored electronically using the Orion Scoring System.

Dates to remember for the CMP Smallbore Postal Competition include:

  • Jan. 11, 2021 – Online Registration Begins
  • March 23, 2021 – Online Registration Ends
  • April 16, 2021 – Targets must be received by CMP
  • April 19, 2021 – Preliminary Results Posted
  • April 23, 2021 – All results are final

To register or to learn more, visit the CMP’s website at

— Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto