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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 http://www.TheCMP.org/3P/
MarksmanshipCenters.htm  for additional information.

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G-S-M Master Instructor Clinic Scheduled at Camp Perry – Taught by Olympian Gary Anderson

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer/Editor


CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Once again this year, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will offer a Garand – Springfield - Military Rifle (G-S-M) Master Instructor Clinic at Camp Perry, July 15, 2014, during the National Matches. The course is designed to prepare experienced rifle enthusiasts and instructors to conduct CMP-sanctioned clinics and matches at their own home shooting clubs or ranges.

The CMP Master Instructor certification program teaches individuals how to instruct new shooters in safety and range procedures, vintage military rifle operation, shooting equipment, firing techniques, the shooting positions and match procedures for the popular CMP As-Issued Military Rifle courses of fire.

All clinic students are provided with a full set of CMP rifle clinic instructional materials. The clinic will certify students as GSM Master Instructors. These instructors will also be trained to run Rimfire Sporter clinics and matches as well.

Gary Anderson, Director of Civilian Marksmanship Emeritus, will conduct the course at Camp Perry. In addition to having been a long time director at CMP, Anderson is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist and has won seven World Championships and 16 National Championships. Currently, he is the lead instructor for the CMP G-S-M Master Instructor clinics, which are held around the country each year.

Anderson said, “The G-S-M Master instructor clinic program represents a major CMP commitment to grow the shooting sports by teaching shooting club leaders and instructors how to use the latest instructional methods to organize high quality rifle clinics and matches for new shooters. Master Instructors become part of a national cadre of rifle training experts who are committed to working through their shooting clubs to get more new shooters off to great starts in the shooting sports.”  

Master Instructor clinics are open to a limit of 30 students to ensure that all attendees have full opportunities to participate in class discussions and receive hands-on instruction. A registration fee of $135 covers the cost of course materials, training curricula and provided meals.  

For more information on the G-S-M Master Instructor clinic, visit http://www.thecmp.org/Training/GSM.htm. A G-S-M Master Instructor clinic will also take place during the Western CMP Games on October 10-11, in Phoenix, AZ.


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

Email:  info@thecmp.org

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. 

Email:  custserve@thecmp.org

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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