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The 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. 

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Tuesday & Thursday Night Open Public Shooting
CMP Marksmanship Centers,
Port Clinton, OH
Anniston, AL

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
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Sign Up Now for This Year’s Highly-Anticipated CMP Games – Oklahoma and Eastern CMP Games

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer/Editor



Registration is now open for the CMP Games – Oklahoma and the Eastern CMP Games in North Carolina. The Oklahoma Games registration opened Dec. 2, 2013 and Eastern Games opened Jan. 2, 2014, with each remaining open up to the start date of the event.

Two-person teams work together to achieve the highest score possible in the Vintage Sniper Match.

Since the CMP Games began over a decade ago, thousands of shooters have participated in the many matches that comprise the events. Such matches include the M1 Garand Match, M1 Carbine Match, Springfield Match, Vintage Military Match and the very popular Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match.

The Games were designed to accommodate new and experienced shooters in a fun, competitive and engaging atmosphere, so all are welcome to participate.

CMP SAFS instructors Lee McKinney, left, and Leon Rutherford demonstrate scoring a target during the classroom session of the Small Arms Firing School.

A Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) will return to the event schedule at each location, which includes guidance for beginning shooters from CMP staff and CMP Military Instructors in the classroom and on the firing line. Those in attendance will learn about rifle handling, shot technique, basic firing positions and safety. They will also participate in an actual M16 Excellence-in-Competition (EIC) match.

In addition to the high power events, both Games will also feature a series of growing pistol matches, including 40 Shot, As-Issued 1911 and Military & Police Service Pistol matches.

Cpl. Aaron Howell (left) earned a standing ovation as he and teammate Richard Thornley (right) accepted their first place awards for the Vintage Sniper Match.

Awards will be distributed each day to those firing qualifying scores, and everyone is invited to the always well-received barbecue at each Games, where shooters are given the opportunity to mingle with fellow participants and CMP staff.

The CMP Games – Oklahoma will be fired April 9-13, 2014 at the Oklahoma City Gun Club. More information on these games, including directions and a complete schedule, can be found at

The Eastern CMP Games will be fired May 2-6, 2014 at Camp Butner, NC. Travel information and a complete schedule for the Eastern Games can be found at

If any companies or vendors would like to become an award sponsor for the Oklahoma and/or Eastern Games, please contact Christina Roguski at or 419-635-2141 ext. 1114.




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PROGRAMS:  For marksmanship training, competitions, National Matches, safety information and youth marksmanship.


Camp Perry Program Center
Phone: (419) 635-2141      Fax: (419) 635-2802

Mail & Shipping:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
P.O. Box 576 (mail)
Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg #3 (shipping)
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
SALES:  For government surplus rifles and ammunition, CMP products and CMP memorabilia. 


Anniston Distribution Center
Phone: (256) 835-8455     Fax:  (256) 835-3527

Mail & Shipping:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
1401 Commerce Blvd
Anniston, Alabama 36207
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