CAMP PERRY, OHIO – GLOCK, Inc. has
contributed $50,000 to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in
support of its new CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, which opens
in the spring of 2015. The contribution is the first of three
annual donations GLOCK Inc. has pledged to the CMP to benefit
its new shooting sports park in Talladega County, Alabama.
An oversized ceremonial check, in the amount of $50,000, was
presented by Bob Radecki, GLOCK Inc. national sales manager, to
Orest Michaels, CMP chief operating officer, in front of a
receptive crowd at the 2014 National Trophy Rifle awards program
Wednesday, 23 July in Camp Perry’s Hough Auditorium.
“We are pleased that GLOCK has stepped up with their support of
our park, which will be the most progressive public shooting
venue of its kind in the United States,” said CMP’s Michaels.
“We are fortunate to have strong industry support for a project
that will benefit a broad spectrum of participants, and
especially our young shooters.”
The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park is projected to open in May
and will feature a 50-yard pistol range, three 50-yard action
pistol bays, 12 25-yard action pistol bays and a 50-foot pistol
range. A portion of the pistol complex will employ electronic
targetry as will the highpower rifle ranges.
GLOCK Inc. will receive significant brand placement throughout
the park and will benefit from exposure in CMP promotional
literature and CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park advertising.
“GLOCK’s identity will be evident throughout our 500-acre park,”
CMP Deputy Chief Mark Johnson said. “Their support of our new
venture at Talladega will guarantee exposure to thousands of
shooting sports enthusiasts over the course of the next three
In addition to pistol ranges, the park will feature a 54-lane
highpower rifle range with electronic targets at 200, 300 and
600 yards, plus an all-electronic scoring 100-yard sight-in
rifle range with 50 firing points. For shotgunners, CMP
Talladega will welcome them with a 15-station sporting clays
course and a trap field with a five-stand overlay.
The park was approved by the CMP Board late last year and has
been under construction since early this year. Substantial
earthwork is complete and construction of buildings and range
fixtures are underway. The shooting complex is situated in the
rolling hills of Talladega County and is located approximately
two miles from the Talladega Super Speedway.
The CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park will provide firearms
training and safety classes in addition to traditional range
amenities. It will also serve as a southern U.S. location to
support its regional CMP Games circuit which currently includes
the CMP Games – Oklahoma, CMP Eastern Games at Camp Butner, N.
Carolina, CMP Western Games in Phoenix, Arizona and the National
Matches at Camp Perry.
Completion of the facility is expected in early 2015, followed
by at least 90 days of range testing prior to opening in May.
The first CMP Southern Games is being planned for June 2015 and
potentially a second Games event in December of next year.
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