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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. 

Upcoming CMP Events:

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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2014 Garand-Springfield-Military (GSM) Rifle Clinic Dates Announced – Changes Made to Improve the Master Instructor Clinics

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer/Editor

The GSM Master Instructor clinics educates advanced shooters and instructors and certifies them as Master Instructors who are qualified to teach specific marksmanship instructional topics using CMP training material and curricula. Certified instructors have the tools and know-how to teach basic and intermediate rifle marksmanship skills to new and beginning shooters in their communities. 

A change has been made to the GSM Master Instructor Course for 2014. The cost to participate has been raised to $135 for any person attending the course, including those who have previously attended the program.

The new price will include training and hands-on practice, a notebook, CD (with all of the appropriate instruction slides), a sling, 10 M1 clips, 20 dummy rounds and a CMP Rifle Score Book.

The schedule for the 2014 GSM Master Instructor Courses are below.

February 8-9, 2014 Camp Perry, Ohio
March 15-16, 2014 Anniston, Alabama
May 2-3, 2014 Camp Butner, North Carolina  (May 3rd assisting with New Shooter Clinic)
July 15th, 2014 Camp Perry, Ohio
October 10-11, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona (October 11th assisting with New Shooter Clinic)

Master Instructor Training Workshops are usually limited to 30 students per class to ensure all attendees receive practical opportunities to work with leaders and practice what they’re taught. General qualifications of attendees include an association with a shooting club or range where there are opportunities to teach Sanctioned Rifle Clinics, someone who is an experienced coach or instructor in marksmanship, experienced in competing in John C. Garand, Springfield or Rimfire Sporter matches at national and club levels and has a desire to teach marksmanship to new shooters. Since the program started in April 2006, there have been 636 GSM Master Instructors certified through this program.

Please visit the CMP website at for additional information and an application form to attend a GSM Master Instructor Course. If you want more information about CMP GSM Master Instructor training workshops, the CMP G-S-M Rifle Clinics or the CMP Master Instructor Program, please contact Kim Filipiak via email at or via phone at 419-635-2141, ext. 1106.



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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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