FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 16 April 2014
CAMP BUTNER, N.C. – The Eastern CMP Games held at Camp Butner
will again host a Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) and M16 Match
for new and experienced shooters. A staple event at the National
Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio, since 1918, over 80 students
received classroom and hands-on involvement in a safe, fun and
engaging environment for the first time at the 2013 Eastern
Games, with even more expected at this year’s Games.
The SAFS instruction is geared toward new shooters, so no
previous firearm experience is required. Students participating
in the clinic will learn gun safety, target shooting skills,
positioning, basic rifle mechanics and will also live fire on
the range. Rock River AR15 rifles will be used during the course
and are provided by the CMP.
Arms Firing School includes a classroom portion, where
students will learn the fundamentals of rifle safety,
positioning, competition and much more.
Classroom discussion and hands-on demonstrations on the firing
line will be conducted by qualified CMP staff and experienced
CMP Military Instructors. The SAFS courses are open to U.S.
citizens over the minimum age of 12, who are able to withstand
the course of fire.
The conclusion of the school will feature the opportunity for
students to take what they’ve learned and compete in a real M16
match. The competition will allow students to better learn range
commands and see how a true match is conducted.
Participants will fire M16
rifles and fire in an official M16 match, with hands-on
direction from CMP Master Instructors.
For more information on the Small Arms Firing School, visit
Other events scheduled to take place at the 2014 Eastern Games
and Creedmoor Cup Matches include the Garand/Springfield/Vintage
and Modern Military Match, As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match, Military
& Police Service Pistol Match, Pistol Two-Man Team Match, EIC
Pistol Match, 40 Shot Pistol Match, Rimfire Sporter Match,
Carbine Match, Four-Man Team Match, 80-Shot Match and Vintage
Sniper Match. Additionally, a Highpower Shooting Clinic, Pistol
Clinic and the GSM New Shooter Clinic will also be available.
Don’t forget about the ever-popular CMP barbeque cookout for
shooters and guests, held at the conclusion of Eastern Games! We
hope to see you in North Carolina!
For more information on the Eastern Games, including
registration and full event descriptions, visit