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Upcoming CMP Events:
Tuesday & Thursday Night Open Public Shooting
CMP Marksmanship Centers,
Port Clinton, OH
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.odcmp.com/MarksmanshipCenters.htm for additional
iPhone App - CMP is the official app for keeping score at Civilian
Marksmanship Program sponsored shooting events. It features an easy to
use interface that allows for quick recording of your score after each
string. The CMP app calculates your shooting percentages automatically
to let you know how you are doing throughout the event. You can also
enter notes and record conditions so that you have a permanent record of
details of each event. This application is sponsored and endorsed by
the Civilian Marksmanship Program and a portion of the proceeds from the
sale of this software are donated to the CMP. The CMP app is designed
for both the iPhone and iPad. This application is sponsored and
endorsed by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and a portion of the
proceeds from the sale of this software are donated to the CMP. Visit
id379873392?mt=8# to view and
purchase the CMP app.
2010-2011 JROTC Air Rifle Postal Competition Now Open for
Registration. The 2010-2011 JROTC three-position air rifle
competition program starts in September with Army, Navy, Marine
Corps and Air Force postal competitions. All JROTC units that offer
rifle marksmanship training for their cadets are encouraged to shoot
in these popular matches. Indeed, a major objective this year is to
increase participation by JROTC units and individual cadets. All
firers in the open postal competitions will fire a 3x10 air rifle
course of fire. The deadline to enter the JROTC Postal Competition
is 12 November. Visit
http://www.odcmp.com/3P/JROTC.htm for additional information and
North Store Celebrates Appreciation Day and Open House on 2 October -
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Plan to join us at the CMP North store for our
Customer Appreciation Day and Open House with complimentary coffee and
donuts in the morning and hot dogs and chips in the afternoon on
Saturday, 2 October. The store opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.
Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches Ready for Entries. It’s
time to think about highpower rifle shooting - “Western Style” at the
2010 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches at the Ben Avery
Shooting Facility North of Phoenix, Arizona, on 16-24 October.
Registration for the 2010 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Match is
now open. The CMP and Creedmoor Sports of Oceanside, California,
together with the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association, will host
the matches and festivities. Sign up today and plan to be a part of this
exciting event! Visit
WesternGames.htm to read the
complete Match Program and register online.
Rifle and Air Pistol Marksmanship Competitions - Camp Perry, Ohio and
Anniston, Alabama. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites you
and your club rifle team to participate in the CMP’s Monthly Matches.
The matches will take place on the above dates at the CMP’s Marksmanship
Centers North and South. The competitions will feature a Junior Air
Rifle 3x20, 60 Shots Air Rifle Standing, 60 Shots Air Pistol, a 20 shot
Novice Prone stage a National Match Air Rifle 20 Shot Standing, Garand
Course and 3x20 events. Monthly Match Dates are 16 October and 20
MarksmanshipCenters.htm to view the CMP Monthly
Match Program or to register for the Match.
Double, Anniston, AL. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites
you to participate in its second annual Anniston Marksmanship Center
Dixie Double. This match offers 60-shot international air rifle standing
and 60-shot air pistol events for open men and women and junior men and
women. USA Shooting is sanctioning this match as a PSA/PSI match
sanctions; it is also sanctioned as a PTO. Members of the National
Rifle and Pistol Teams will attend. National Rifle Coach David Johnson
will present a coaching clinic for all interested persons on Saturday
afternoon, 13 November. The match is a two-day event where competitors
will fire one 60-shot event on each of two days, 13 & 14 November
http://www.odcmp.com/3P/DixieDouble.htm for additional information.
Enthusiastic Junior Range Crew Keeps its Goal on Target
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Pistol and highpower rifle shooters may not realize it, but there’s a dedicated crew of approximately 60 junior target workers who toil from May through mid-August each year, providing virtually all target-related services for competitors during the NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships and CMP National Trophy Matches and Games Events.
Employed by the NRA and working in conjunction with the Civilian Marksmanship Program and the Ohio National Guard, the summer range crew supplies most of the labor needed to set up, change and eventually dismantle the pistol and rifle ranges for thousands of shooters.
Gunny R. Lee Ermey Unplugged
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – Revered to this day by millions for delivering perhaps the most riveting verbal tirade in war film history as Marine Corps senior drill instructor Sgt Hartman in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket, retired US Marine GySgt R. Lee Ermey remains a hot commodity in the entertainment industry and a popular highpower rifle competitor at Camp Perry.
In addition to his June reprisal as the voice of ‘Sarge’ in Toy
Story 3, the 66-year-old Ermey can also be seen daily as a
short-fused drill instructor-turned-dispassionate therapist in a
witty GEICO insurance television commercial. GEICO liked it so
much, they asked him back to record five radio spots. In most of
his roles Ermey plays hard-edged authority figures, thanks to
his early film work.
CMP Anniston Operations: Series Four
In the final segment of our CMP South series we discuss the future of the rifle sales program and what CMP in Anniston means to southeast US program participants and surplus rifle enthusiasts.
ANNISTON, ALABAMA - The future of CMP South remains bright as
evidenced by increased attendance at marksmanship events on the
programs side and sustained interest in rifle and ammunition
purchases on the sales side. The Anniston Marksmanship Center
continues to attract a growing spectrum of shooters to matches
and clinics ranging from 4-H club beginners to Olympic hopefuls.
Like its Camp Perry cousin, the MEGALink-powered, 80-firing
point indoor range is among the premier shooting venues
worldwide. It's the newest of its kind in the southeastern US.
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One of the most common statements I hear in the few pleasant years I’ve worked in the CMP North Store is “All they have is a bunch of junk”. To me, that’s the most ridiculous statement ever. Both the North and South Stores are packed with treasures.
The perspective depends on what you are looking for, a tack driver, a beautiful stock, or a correct grade rifle. It is not unusual to find a ME of -1 or a crisp, sharp WWII cartouche on a rifle nestled among the field and service grade selections on any given day. Countless times, the late George Ball, would sit on his stool, shake his head and wisely remind me, “You can’t get ‘em all”. Many times, I’ve watched excellent pieces walk out the door under someone’s arm and wish I had found it first. And contrary to established belief, we don’t get to scour the gun racks and save the beauties for ourselves. During the National Matches, we are hard pressed to unload the crates from Anniston and restock the gun racks so that customers have an ample selection to browse through.
Freedom Group’s Bushmaster Firearms International Remembers
Its Roots by Supporting Shooting Sports
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – As part of the one of the world’s largest group of firearms and ammunition marketers, Bushmaster Firearms still hasn’t grown too big to remain supportive of popular target-shooting activities like the CMP’s National Trophy and Games Matches.
Established as a quiet operation 32 years ago in Windham, Maine, the family-oriented company grew steadily over the years and in 2006 caught the eye of Wall Street giant Cerberus Capital Management who purchased the company. Former owner Richard Dyke said at the time that Bushmaster had grown to the point where it needed someone with deeper pockets to manage its potential growth.
Targets Now Available as JROTC Postal Season Opens
CAMP PERRY, OHIO – If you have aspirations of becoming the next individual or team JROTC Service Champion and possibly a National Champion, your preparation period begins now as fellow Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC Cadets across the country begin preparations to compete in the 2010-2011 Air Rifle Postal Competitions.
2010-2012 Three-Position Air Rifle Rules Now Available
The 2010 – 2012 8th Edition National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules were released in September 2010. The National Three-Position Air Rifle Council, which governs most three-position air rifle shooting in the USA, releases a revised rulebook every two years. Rule changes are based on decisions made by the Council, which held its most recent annual meeting this past June. The 2010-2012 version of the rules includes several rule clarifications that are based on interpretations issued during the last two years. A few changes were also made to bring three-position rules in line with International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) rule changes.
CMP North Store Celebrates Appreciation Day and Open House on 2 October
PERRY, OHIO – Plan to join us at the CMP North store for our
Customer Appreciation Day and Open House with complimentary
coffee and donuts in the morning and hot dogs and chips in the
afternoon on Saturday, 2 October. The store opens at 8:30 a.m.
and closes at 4 p.m.
2010 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches
Ready for Entries
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – It’s time to think about highpower rifle shooting - “Western Style” at the 2010 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility North of Phoenix, Arizona, on 16-24 October.
Registration for the 2010 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Match is now open. The CMP and Creedmoor Sports of Oceanside, California, together with the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association, will host the matches and festivities. Sign up today and plan to be a part of this exciting event!
Best World Championship Ever
It really was the best ever. The 50th World Shooting Championship that took place in Munich, Germany from 30 July through 10 August was expected to be the biggest and best world championship in the history of shooting. From its grand opening in Munich’s main square in front of its historic city hall to the biggest participation numbers ever for a World Championship to its 107 competition events that produced 27 World Records, it met or exceeded every expectation.