CMP Offers GSMM Master Instructor, Range Officer Training Courses in 2022

GSMM Master Instructors are able to lead their own classes on CMP rifle event fundamentals.

For those interested in learning more about how to train others in marksmanship or how to oversee competitive events, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced its lineup of Master Instructor and Range Officer training courses for 2022. Advanced classes are available to experienced individuals looking to become certified in teaching marksmanship basics and match… Continue reading CMP Offers GSMM Master Instructor, Range Officer Training Courses in 2022

CMP Releases 2022 Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship 101 Course Schedule

The Marksmanship 101 Courses offer hands-on, personalized rifle and pistol education on the range.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released its annual lineup of hands-on rifle and pistol learning opportunities offered around the country throughout the calendar year! The CMP’s Marksmanship 101 Courses are designed to train individuals on rifle or pistol essentials and competition basics in a closely monitored setting. Utilizing the talents of qualified CMP staff… Continue reading CMP Releases 2022 Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship 101 Course Schedule

CMP Announces 2022 Rifle and Pistol Games Tour Schedule

CMP’s Competition Games are held around the country, all year long.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), observing its mission of providing marksmanship training and competition for youth and adults, has released its Competition Games schedule for 2022. These events, scattered around the United States throughout the year, are filled with rifle and pistol matches that are designed for experienced competitors as well as those completely new… Continue reading CMP Announces 2022 Rifle and Pistol Games Tour Schedule

Final Scores Announced for 2021-2022 JROTC Three-Position Postal Championship

The results are in for the 2021-2022 JROTC Three-Position Postal Air Rifle Championship. Over 8,570 entries were seen throughout the match, which ran from September to December. The competition and results were facilitated by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The JROTC Postal Championship is a three-position competition where high school sporter and precision air rifle… Continue reading Final Scores Announced for 2021-2022 JROTC Three-Position Postal Championship

CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park Highlights January Events

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is kicking off the new year with some of the classic events offered each month at its own Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. Those searching for rifle opportunities during the winter months may participate in Talladega’s Monthly 3×600 Match, set for Jan. 15 on Range 1, which showcases the… Continue reading CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park Highlights January Events

How to Shoot a Bullseye Pistol Match

There’s more to bullseye pistol competition than just showing up and shooting – planning ahead is key to success.

By Jim Henderson, CMP Pistol Coordinator As the title implies, this is going to be a short overview of how to shoot, or the ins and outs, of a bullseye match – things you should and shouldn’t do before, during and after a match. So, let’s just jump right in, from the beginning… Before the… Continue reading How to Shoot a Bullseye Pistol Match

West Virginia’s Nate Gunn Earns Distinguished Pistol Badge #1700

In 2019, Gunn (second from right) traveled to the famous Camp Perry National Matches with the West Virginia Rifle and Pistol team.

“Seasoned competitors perennially give this advice, which I – like many newcomers – ignored when starting out: Train for and shoot every match with your service pistol until you get that badge.” Nate Gunn, 38, of Spencer, West Virginia, recently earned Distinguished Pistol Badge #1700 after just over two and a half years of competing.… Continue reading West Virginia’s Nate Gunn Earns Distinguished Pistol Badge #1700

CMP Club News: Easton Fish and Game Association Grows Over Its Long History

Harris Leavitt has watched the Easton Fish & Game Association grow in many ways over the last four decades.

Submitted by Harris Leavitt, CMP committee chairman, Easton Fish & Game Association When I joined Easton Fish and Game Association in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, back in the early 1980s, the club used to hold a CMP/DCM style competition every second Sunday from April to October. A total of 40 or 50 shooters would come out for the… Continue reading CMP Club News: Easton Fish and Game Association Grows Over Its Long History

CMP Introduces New Rifle and Pistol CMP League Matches

Beginning January 2022, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will sanction a series of simulated head-to-head rifle, pistol and CMP Games events for competitors to participate in from their home ranges. Known as the CMP League Matches, the new program will be open to any CMP Affiliated Clubs which may hold these events on a weekly, monthly… Continue reading CMP Introduces New Rifle and Pistol CMP League Matches

CMP 2022 Competition Rules Are Now Online

Whenever possible, Distinguished Badges are presented in public ceremonies. During the 2019 National Matches Service Rifle Award Ceremony, President’s Rifle Match winner SSG John Cogshall, ARNG, and National Trophy Individual Rifle Match winner SGT Daniel Lowe, USAR, presented 37 new Distinguished Riflemen with their badges in front of a capacity audience of their fellow competitors.

By Gary Anderson, DCM Emeritus The annual process of reviewing and updating CMP competition rulebooks is nearing completion with this announcement and the posting of the 2022 rulebooks on the CMP website. The CMP competitions program began in 1996 with only two disciplines, Service Rifle and Service Pistol. CMP competitions have now grown to include… Continue reading CMP 2022 Competition Rules Are Now Online