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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. 

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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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Participants Receive Tools for Success at Advanced CMP-Remington Highpower Clinic
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer


CAMP PERRY, OH – A place for excelling in competition, the National Matches at Camp Perry have also gained the reputation of being a place to find the tools to reach that excellence. On July 15-17, a group of 52 men and women attended the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Remington Advanced Highpower Clinic in the hopes of incorporating even more rifling wisdom into their competitive routines. 


Students receive high-quality instruction on a variety of topics, such as rifle safety, trigger control, match etiquette and Courses of Fire.

The clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques from members of the Remington-Bushmaster Team, with support from the CMP. Students within the course receive classroom instruction as well as dry-firing practice and guided discussion. Adults and juniors are both permitted to attend the advanced clinic.


At the conclusion of the course, instructors and CMP staff are proud to distribute certificates of completion to the hard-working group of students.

Retired U.S. Marine and former Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the USMC Shooting Teams, Kenneth Roxburgh, serves as lead instructor for the course. Roxburgh began as leader of the CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Clinic. After joining Remington in 2007, he had the idea within his mind to create a course for marksmen of all ages wanting to further enhance their rifling skills. The idea manifested into the Advanced Remington Highpower Rifle Clinic.

“Our goal at Remington is to provide quality marksmanship training at fundamental and advanced levels of instruction,” said Roxburgh. “We do this with formal classroom instruction using power point and conventional techniques of platform instruction.”


The 2014 CMP Remington Advanced Highpower Clinic class at Camp Perry

Roxburgh and his team of highly qualified instructors conduct local, state, regional and national clinics, just like the one held at Camp Perry during the National Matches. The team can also be found holding the clinic at some individual clubs, touching on some subjects such as:

• Rifle Safety and Weapons Handling
• Aiming and Trigger Control
• Techniques of Slow and Rapid Firing
• Effects of Weather
• Advanced Wind Reading
• Match Etiquette
• Team Shooting
• Courses of Fire
• Care and Cleaning of Match Rifles and Equipment

“At Remington, we take marksmanship instruction very seriously, and so do all of our students who complete the course. I know that senior CMP leadership does too,” said Roxburgh. “It is a very rewarding interaction for me and my fellow instructors at Remington.”


Outside of the classroom, students are also given guided dry firing practice out on the range.

At the conclusion of the class, students are administered an examination to gauge the quality of instruction and the overall success of the clinic. Some questions are mandatory and must be answered in order to pass. Examinations can also be administered orally to ensure that each student is given the proper opportunity to absorb the material.

“This year, we had three non-English speaking soldiers that attended the clinic and received all periods of instruction in English,” Roxburgh explained. “They used handheld devices to record lectures and demonstrations and to photograph power point material, and they also asked frequent questions to others who could translate.”


Members of the Remington-Bushmaster Team also demonstrated proper rifle cleaning and maintenance along with equipment care.

Recruiting the help of a Spanish-speaking Marine from the Marine Corps Rifle Team and one of the Remington instructors, the soldiers were given the test orally and ultimately passed to complete the course.

“I was very proud of the can-do, gung-ho attitudes displayed by the students and instructors, and I was proud to be part of the outstanding marksmanship community present at Camp Perry,” said Roxburgh. “It was really something to see them (students and instructors) working together toward the accomplishment of a common goal.”

When exams are completed and all students have passed, each earns a special certificate of recognition. Though meant as a memento, the real keepsake of the clinic is the amount of knowledge that can be carried back home and onto the firing line in the future.


Retired U.S. Marine Ken Roxburgh (standing) is the lead instructor for the course. He and his skilled team offer insightful demonstrations as well as hands-on guidance throughout the course. 

“We are very proud of the course content and feel that any student that attends our clinic will be forever changed with regard to their overall knowledge, confidence and capabilities as a high-power rifle marksman,” said Roxburgh. “It is always a pleasure to work with the highly competent and professional CMP staff at Camp Perry and other ranges throughout the U.S.”

For more information about the Advanced CMP-Remington Highpower Clinic, visit To gain an inside look at the happenings of the class, view photos here:


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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

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Civilian Marksmanship Program
1401 Commerce Blvd
Anniston, Alabama 36207
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