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Upcoming CMP Events:
Tuesday Night Open Public Shooting
Camp Perry Marksmanship Center, Port Clinton, OH
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters are invited to take advantage
of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tuesday evenings at the
Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The Camp Perry 80-point,
10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that
accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle shooting.
Instruction and equipment are available. Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for additional information.
2010 CMP Three-Position Summer Camps
Dates and registration information for the 2010 CMP Three-Position Air
Rifle Summer Camps are posted at
2010 JMIC Master Instructor Training Courses. The CMP
will conduct a series of JMIC Master Instructor Training Workshops in
2010 to train new JMIC Master Instructors and recertify current active
JMIC Master Instructors who were originally trained in 2005 and whose
certificates expire in 2010. Recent experience in conducting rifle
marksmanship training and organizing a rifle team at a JROTC Unit or
Junior Rifle Club is a prerequisite for attending a JMIC Master
Instructor Course. Current Master Instructors must have taught at least
one JMIC Course in the past five years to be eligible for
recertification. For more information visit
NATIONAL MATCH AIR RIFLE, CMP to Conduct NMAR
Introductory Matches in 2010—First Match in Richmond, VA, CMP Seeking
Additional Host Clubs - In 2010, the CMP is sponsoring a series of
matches in different parts of the country to introduce the new National
Match Air Rifle (NMAR) shooting sports discipline. The first CMP NMAR
Season Opener Match will be at the Lakeside Moose Family Center,
Richmond, Virginia on 27-28 February. If you live in the Central
Atlantic Coast area and are interested in trying NMAR, check out the
program posted at
GARY ANDERSON RETIRES AS CMP DIRECTOR
- Gary Anderson, who served the CMP as the Director of Civilian Marksmanship for the past ten years, officially retired from that position on the 31st of December, 2009. Anderson, who celebrated his 70th birthday in October, announced his decision to retire at the last meeting of the CMP Board of Directors in October. He also has already shared this announcement with several CMP constituent groups.
NATIONAL MATCH AIR RIFLE,
CMP to Conduct NMAR Introductory Matches in 2010—First Match in Richmond, VA, CMP Seeking Additional Host Clubs
- In 2010, the CMP is sponsoring a series of matches in different parts of the country to introduce the new National Match Air Rifle (NMAR) shooting sports discipline. The first CMP NMAR Season Opener Match will be at the Lakeside Moose Family Center, Richmond, Virginia on 27-28 February. If you live in the Central Atlantic Coast area and are interested in trying NMAR, check out the program posted at
http://www.odcmp.com/Competitions/NMAR/NMAR_Intro_Match_Program.pdf. Then go to the match registration site at
http://clubs.odcmp.com/cgi-bin/matchInfo.cgi?matchID=5149 to sign up online. NMAR Rules and detailed match procedures are posted on the CMP website at
SCORING PAPER TARGETS WITH A COMPUTER
Orion Scoring System Now Available
The Orion Scoring System is a new software product that automates the task of scoring paper targets. It is now commercially available from Shooters Technology, LLC, of Fairfax, Virginia for club, team and individual use. Orion has successfully applied modern computer technology to the challenges of conducting competitions with paper targets and it promises to make match sponsors’ work easier and the conduct of matches more interesting. Four years in development, Orion is one of the most accurate electronic scoring systems available anywhere in the world. It is currently available for 10-meter air rifle scoring, but future versions due out in coming months will score National Match Air Rifle, 50-foot smallbore and 10-meter air pistol.
Cadets and Teams Advancing to the JROTC Service Air Rifle Championships Announced
- CAMP PERRY, OHIO - Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC rifle teams kicked off their 2009-2010 competition year as they competed in the 2009-2010 JROTC Air Rifle Postal Competitions.
For the past seven year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program has overseen the scoring of JROTC 3x10 three-position air rifle postal competitions. These annual postal matches determine which JROTC unit teams and individual cadets advance to compete in their respective service’s JROTC shoulder-to-shoulder Championship.
Two New National Trophies
Thanks to generous donations from two long-time competitive shooters who are both Distinguished Badge holders and who have been regular National Matches participants, two new trophies were recently added to the CMP’s National Trophy Collection. Both trophies are to be awarded in the National Trophy Pistol Matches and will replace older trophies that the CMP Trophy Committee determined were not of National Trophy quality.