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Civilian Marksmanship Program is dedicated to the respect for and safe
handling of firearms, instilling patriotism and discipline in our youth
participants. The CMP provides its constituents with the highest
level of instruction in the proper control of firearms by highly-skilled
coaches and veteran range safety officers in the classroom, at our
ranges and wherever the CMP banner is displayed.
Upcoming CMP Events:
Tuesday & Thursday Night Open Public Shooting
CMP Marksmanship Centers,
Port Clinton, OH
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters are invited to take advantage
of a new opportunity to do practice shooting. Both ranges consist of
80-point, 10-meter air gun range and are fully equipped with electronic
targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air
Rifle shooting. Instruction and equipment are also available. Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for additional
Download a CMP Sales
Applications & Software
The CMP currently offers three Apps for shooting sports. Each download
supports the Civilian Marksmanship Program. For more information, visit
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites you and your
club rifle team to participate in the CMP’s Monthly
Matches. The matches will take place on 20 April at both CMP
Marksmanship Centers & 18 May at the CMP’s Marksmanship Center South. The
competitions will feature a Junior Air Rifle 3x20, 60 Shots Air
Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol, a 20 shot Novice Prone
stage a National Match Air Rifle 20 Shot Standing, Garand Course
and 3x20 events. For more information, please visit
National Match Air Rifle is a new shooting discipline with something
to offer all rifle shooters—NMAR offers three competition classes with
real challenges for shooters of all ages and competitive interests. The
CMP will hold Monthly NMAR matches at the CMP Marksmanship Centers.
Please visit http://www.TheCMP.org
/Competitions/NMAR.htm for more information.
CMP Takes Small Arms Firing School on the Road to Regional Events
ARCADIA, Oklahoma – The CMP Games – Oklahoma marked the introduction of a few new rifle and pistol matches, but one of the most important introductions was the first CMP Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) held away from Camp Perry, Ohio.
Since the SAFS program officially began at the National Matches in the summer of 1920, it has been a coordinated production of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, then a function of the Department of the U.S. Army and more recently the Civilian Marksmanship Program in concert with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
CMP Awards over $150,000 in Youth Scholarships
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has presented the 2013-2014 CMP Youth Scholarships to many qualified applicants across the country. Recipients hailed from JROTC schools, 4-H groups and shooting clubs and exhibited continuing excellence in marksmanship during their shooting careers.
The scholarship selection meeting was held on March 28, 2013. Eligible applicants were graduating seniors who participated in marksmanship programs and JROTC Service Championships, who also excelled academically.
College-bound Shooters Advise Others on
How To Take Rifle Competition to the Next Level
More than 3.5 million high school students participate in competition riflery throughout the United States each year. Because air rifle is a sport just beginning its appearance at the collegiate level, some high school shooters are unaware that the sport even exists there. But, the truth is, college rifle coaches are constantly in search of rifle shooters, even walk-ons.
To catch the attention of these coaches, some high school shooters transition from sporter to the precision class, since that is the type of rifle shooting done on most college teams. A switch in specialty and proven talent can be just enough for some shooters to get noticed, but that’s not all it takes to make it to the college level – just ask those who have been there.
Announces Upgrade to Tracker’s National Matches Registration
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Competitors who are registered for the 2013
National Matches will now have much greater freedom to manage
the details of their registration, thanks to the latest upgrade
to the CMP’s Competition Tracker data management system. “We are
pleased to announce continuing improvements to our shooters’
competition experience, here at Camp Perry for the National
Matches, but also for all future CMP matches and games events,”
said Christie Sewell, CMP Programs General Manager.
Ian Foos Fires Record-Breaking Score
at First CMP Regional Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, NM; CAMP PERRY, OH; ANNISTON, AL – The first ever Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Regional 3-P Championships were recently held over a two-day competition April 4-6 at Camp Perry, OH, and April 11-13 in Albuquerque, NM, and Anniston, AL. The event was created by CMP to combine talented junior shooters from JROTC programs as well as from public and private shooting clubs, 4-H groups, American Legion teams and other organizations across the country.
Ronald Doggett Wins 40-Shot, As-Issued 1911 and EIC Pistol Matches
at CMP Games - Oklahoma
ARCADIA, Oklahoma – Ronald Doggett, 52, of Oklahoma City, swept three out of four individual pistol matches at the 2013 CMP Games – Oklahoma and placed third in a fourth match. Doggett also led his two-man pistol team to victory in the matches that were held at the Oklahoma City Gun Club pistol range.
It was the second year for CMP pistol competitions as part of its regional games matches. Fellow Oklahoma pistol shooter Charles Abston, who won a pair of matches in 2012, stepped aside and served as the pistol match chief range officer this year.
Dan Arnold Wins Oklahoma Games Service Rifle Match
as Four Others Pick Up EIC Leg Points
ARCADIA, Oklahoma – Distinguished rifle shooter, Dan Arnold, 47, of Norman, OK, was the overall winner of the CMP Games-Oklahoma Service Rifle EIC Match on Thursday, 4 April, with an aggregate score of 480-9X.
Arnold persevered in the 500-point match, despite battling through flu-like symptoms throughout the event. Fellow Oklahoman, Kent Shomber, 53, of Edmond, finished second overall with a total score of 476-6X. Shomber is also a Distinguished rifle badge holder. Arnold strung together standing, sitting, prone rapid and prone slow stages of 97, 96, 99 and 188, respectively, in the National Match Course fired at 200, 300 and 600 yards.