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Upcoming CMP Events:

Tuesday Night Open Public Shooting
Camp Perry Marksmanship Center, Port Clinton, OH
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tuesday evenings at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The Camp Perry 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol or National Match Air Rifle shooting.  Instruction and equipment are available.  Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for additional information.
Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches
Phoenix, AZ
The 2009 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility North of Phoenix, Arizona on 17-25 October. The Official Program for the 6th Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches is posted and available at
WesternGames.htm. The 2009 CMP Games program has been changed so that competitors can attend the popular new shooter clinic on Saturday morning, 17 October, and then shoot three Garand-Springfield-Vintage Military Rifle Matches on Saturday afternoon and Monday and Tuesday mornings. The As-Issued M1 Garand EIC Match has been moved to Sunday morning, 18 October, so that more shooters can compete for special 4-point EIC legs in that match. This year, CMP Games competitors will also be able to shoot in a Rimfire Sporter Match on Sunday afternoon and a Carbine Match on Monday afternoon. Creedmoor Cup competitors can attend a free highpower rifle clinic on Wednesday, 21 October, and then shoot on successive days, a practice match, a NMC team match, the 80-shot Creedmoor Cup Match and finally a Service Rifle EIC Match. You can register to compete in either or both the CMP Games Matches and the Creedmoor Cup Matches on-line at
Anniston Marksmanship Center Monthly Match
Anniston, AL
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites you and your club rifle team to participate in our Air Gun Monthly Matches. These monthly matches take place at the CMP’s brand new Competition Center in Anniston, AL.  The competitions will feature a Junior Air Rifle 3x20, NMAR 3x20, 60 Shots Air Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol and 30 shots Novice Prone and Benchrest. Anniston (Alabama) matches are 24 October .  Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for more information and on-line registration.
Camp Perry Marksmanship Center Monthly Match
Port Clinton, OH
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites you and your club rifle team to participate in our Air Gun Monthly Matches. These monthly matches take place at the CMP’s brand new Competition Center in Port Clinton, OH.  The competitions will feature a Junior Air Rifle 3x20, NMAR 3x20, 60 Shots Air Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol and 30 shots Novice Prone and Benchrest. Camp Perry (Ohio) matches are 24 October and 21 November.  Visit
MarksmanshipCenters.htm for more information and on-line registration.
2009 Gary Anderson Invitational
Anniston, AL
You and your shooters are cordially invited to participate in the 2009 Gary Anderson Invitational, one of the major junior shooting championships in the country. The invitational offers three-position air rifle competition for middle and high school individuals and teams in both precision and sporter class divisions. Both divisions will have awards for competitors who fire the top individual and team scores. There will also be special awards for the best new shooters and junior varsity teams. The winning precision and sporter teams will receive trophy plaques and have their team information engraved on the Gary Anderson Invitational Trophy. The top three sporter and precision teams will also receive cash awards of $500, $300 and $200 respectively. Medals will be awarded to the top 25 open and top 15 new shooters in both the sporter and precision classes. Every shooter and team, regardless of the type of equipment they use or their level of experience, will have an opportunity to compete for awards in a truly high quality competition on one of the finest air gun shooting facilities in the world. This Excellence-in-Competition championship is one that every team should attend—we sincerely hope you and your team will join us in Anniston in December for a great competition.  Visit for more information and on-line registration.

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Camp Perry Marksmanship Center Fall Open House and Turkey Shoot

You Are Invited to Come to Camp Perry on
Saturday, 19 September, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM

The Camp Perry Marksmanship Center will host its annual Open House and Turkey Shoot on September 19th where visitors can win turkeys in an air rifle prize shoot, try an Army engagement skills trainer, enjoy free food and be present for the dedication of a massive new mural at the center. All events will take place indoors at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center.

CAMP PERRY, OHIO - The Ohio Army National Guard (OHNG), the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are combining forces to host a Fall Open House and Turkey Shoot at the new Camp Perry Marksmanship Center on Saturday, 19 September. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; come and participate any time during those hours. The event is open to the public; everyone who lives within daytrip distance of Camp Perry is encouraged to travel to Camp Perry to participate in a fun shoot on the centerís electronic targets and have a chance to win a turkey, to actually shoot on the National Guardís engagement skills trainer and to visit the CMP Store. Safety and marksmanship instruction will be provided for all who participate. The day will be highlighted by the dedication of the Marksmanship Centerís recently completed 90-foot long mural.

The Marksmanship Center is a state-of-the-art marksmanship training facility. International experts rank it as the finest facility of its type in the Western Hemisphere. It was built through a collaborative effort of the OHNG and the CMP and completed in the summer of 2008. One part of the center houses a National Guard Engagement Skills Trainer (EST), a marksmanship simulation tool that augments live fire training with military small arms and crew served weapons. The EST enables military units to train individual Soldiers in marksmanship fundamentals as well as to present tactical scenarios with a variety of weapons. The simulation environment of the EST allows Soldiers to train in a controlled indoor environment without the expense of live ammunition.

The other part of the Marksmanship Center is an 80-firing point 10-meter air gun range that the CMP uses to host Olympic style competitive shooting events. The 10-meter range is fully equipped with electronic targets that instantly score and depict shot locations on computer monitors next to the shooter. Shot locations are also shown on large overhead LCD panels that spectators can see. The 10-meter range has already hosted a series of high profile competitions including a Camp Perry Open Air Gun Championship in January, national championships for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC programs in February, the NRA Air Rifle Championship in July, the National Junior Olympic Air Rifle Championships in July and the National Matches Air Gun Events in July. In between those competitions, the center hosts numerous training events for youth and adults. During its first 15 months of operation, the Camp Perry air gun range has hosted 8,000 shooters who have fired 600,000 shots as well as 11,500 visitors.

During the open house, the public will have an opportunity to tour the facility, receive gun safety training and fire on the new 10-meter range and its instant feedback electronic targets. The CMP will conduct a safety briefing geared towards use of the 10-meter facility, but participants will find that the safety brief is informative for anyone who comes in contact with firearms. The CMP will provide air rifles and pellets, as well as instructor assistance for those who are neophytes at rifle target shooting.

At the 2008 Open House, over 400 persons participated in the turkey shoot on the 10-meter range and certificates for over 40 turkeys were presented.

"We're truly excited about introducing everyone in this area to our state-of-the-art facility and to letting them experience the fun and excitement of target shooting," said CMP Director Gary Anderson. Participants who want to test their marksmanship skill on the 10-meter range will have an opportunity to win a turkey in the CMPís twist on the traditional turkey shoot. One lucky participant in each group of ten who shoots the best center-shot on the 10-meter targets will take home a turkey.

Visitors will be treated to hot dogs and refreshments and will have an opportunity to see displays featuring Ohio wildlife resources, National Guard training events and CMP marksmanship and competition programs. The CMP Store will be open for those who would like to see the government surplus rifles and other merchandise available at the Store. Camp Perry, an Ohio National Guard training site, has a fascinating history as it is the home of the National Matches and served as a POW camp during World Wars I and II.

"It's an excellent opportunity for families and individuals as well as Boy Scout, 4-H and shooting club groups to come out and see some of the exciting things happening at the Camp Perry and to take home some memories ... and possibly a turkey." Anderson added.

A special feature in the 2009 Open House will be the official dedication of the 90-foot-long Antolik Mural on the south wall of the Marksmanship Centerís Air Gun Range. CMP Director Anderson said, ďI have seen impressive works of art in shooting ranges in many places like the German shooting clubs and the Olympic range in Beijing, but this mural truly ranks as one of the finest examples of shooting sports art that can be found anywhere in the world.Ē The mural dedication will take place at noon on Saturday, 19 September.

Camp Perry is located approximately five miles west of Port Clinton on Ohio State Highway #2. The Camp Perry entrance is on the north side of hwy #2 and is marked by two lighthouses. Proceed north (straight) on the Camp Perry entrance road (Niagara Road). Follow signs to the open house.

During the Open House, air rifle shooting will be done from benches or tables so that even brand new shooters will be able to score hits and compete for the turkey prizes. Trained instructors provided by the Ohio DNR and CMP will be on hand to supervise all firing.

Everyone who is interested in whatís going on at Camp Perry or in learning more about the CMP, Ohio wildlife resources and Ohio National Guard activities is invited to come to the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday, 19 February. For more information, call 419-635-2141, ext. 1101 or email To learn more about the CMP Competition Center, visit the following link on the web at


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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

Mail & Shipping:
Civilian Marksmanship Program
1401 Commerce Blvd
Anniston, Alabama 36207
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