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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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Popular CMP Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match Returns to Camp Perry


CAMP PERRY, Ohio – One of the newest and most exciting events at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Games Matches that has quickly gained popularity among the shooting community is the Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match, being fired at this year’s event on July 18, 2014.

The Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match was first brought to the National Matches in 2011, after being test-fired with great success at the Eastern and Western CMP Games the previous year. The match allows competitors to test their abilities to perform in a quick and controlled environment and requires precise communication between teammates.


Two-person teams will fire 10 rounds in 20-second intervals from scoped vintage military rifles atop provided sand bags. One team marksman will shoot from the prone position at 300 and 600 yards, while the other will serve as a spotter to relay shot position. Marksman and spotter will switch positions on the firing lines, allowing each teammate to play both roles. Scores are then combined for an overall aggregate team total.

Though the event demands great skill and concentration, it has also become one of the more theatric matches of the CMP Games. Participants can often be found wearing period dress from the era of their rifles or even in camouflaged Ghillie Suits. Fierce competition and lighthearted fun are all parts of what has made the Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match a popular destination at the National Matches.  

For more information about the Vintage Sniper Match and other National Trophy Rifle Matches, visit http://thecmp.org/NM/Rifle.htm.

For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org for more information and program descriptions.



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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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