By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Talladega 600, a marksmanship retreat for the last five years, is set to begin Tuesday, Nov. 19, and will offer a variety of competitive and learning events through Sunday, Nov. 24, at CMP’s own Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. Normally fired in December, the event has been moved to November to better accommodate traveling participants and guests.
Known as “A Southern Classic,” matches to be fired at the Talladega 600 will include a mix of rifle and pistol competitions for enthusiasts of all ages, disciplines and experience levels. Shotgun opportunities are also available outside of the competition schedule, with a Sporting Clays Field and 5-Stand Shoot on the park’s own manicured shotgun areas.
During the 600, popular recreation-oriented rifle CMP Games matches, such as the Garand, Springfield and Vintage/Modern rifle events, will mingle with versions of prestigious National Trophy Rifle Matches, including a rifle Excellence In Competition (EIC) match, a 4-Man Team match and the retitled Congressional 30 and Dixie Double competitions, among others. Additionally, Carbine, .22 Rimfire Sporter and Vintage Sniper events will add more nostalgic feel to the match schedule.
For an educational experience, a Small Arms Firing School (which features an M16 EIC Match) is also open to both new and advanced individuals looking to enhance their marksmanship knowledge.
Those eager for pistol events will be able to look forward to .22 Rimfire EIC and Service Pistol EIC matches, along with As-Issued 1911 and Military & Police matches.
For more information on the event, including registration and a complete match schedule, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/matches/talladega-600/.
About Talladega Marksmanship Park:
The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park is a destination for firearm supporters and those intrigued by the sport, featuring exclusive CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility. The park is open to the public every week and regularly hosts rifle, pistol and shotgun events all year long.
Off of the firing line, the Club House holds a fully-stocked Pro Shop that includes an exclusive collection of rifles, ammunition, marksmanship accessories and CMP memorabilia.
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 www.TheCMP.org.