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I use these articles in our high power clinics and have found them very helpful for both new shooters and reinforcement of the basics for the more experienced.
Thanks, Gary M.
Thanks for the great articles on the Carbine, Springfield, Garand matches. All the articles are interesting, but the Carbine, Springfield & Garand are my favorites.
Jim H.
The September-07 on line shooting tips by SSG Tobie Tomlinson, USAMU Service Rifle Team Member, is a great article. I have reproduced 15 copies of it to hand out and discuss to our “newbie” first year air rifle shooters on our high school JROTC Air Rifle Team. Come to think about it believe I’ll hand out a copy to my advance shooters as well. His explanations are simple to understand but rich in detail. Coupled with the sight pictures this article will go a long way towards helping all our JROTC shooters obtain better sight patterns. Keep up the great work. AND…..keep the articles like this coming.
Malcolm V.
CW2 (R), US Army
It seemed good to read the article on Infantry Trophy Match. As a shooter on the Marine Corp Team way back in 1967 I participated in the Match. We were the second team for the Marines but placed second overall. One of our shooters forgot to put the windage on his rifle. I enjoyed shooting the M-1 and M-14 at Camp Perry and always wanted to go back but never seemed to find the time. The top over all shooter at that time was my team mate Lt. Bowen. I remember some of the team members carrying him from the 600 yd line back to the rest of us. It was a great time in my life and will never forget it. Thanks again for the article.
Mike A.
Thanks for the great series of articles from the USAMU – they are very readable, and usable!
Tom, AZ
Great articles. Great to identify those who are participating as well as those who are working behind the scenes to make the whole of the National Matches run so well.
David D.
Boxford, MA
This is a special note just for my friends at the CMP, I want to thank you all for your hard work and attention to details, it's a great program!
"You help our shooting dreams come true!"
Best Regards,
Tony M.
Your review of the CMP EIC brought back good memories. My son and I usually participate in the rifle event. This was the first time we participated in the pistol event. Our experience was positive and we have decided to come back and do it again next year!
I don't think that I have taken the time lately to thank you and the CMP for your faithfulness in keeping me updated on all of the CMP news. I thank you and your staff very much for the fine job you are all doing.
Many thanks, and keep up the great work!
Your article titled "Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance" was so timely. I am a novice rifle shooter, and the information is just what I needed. The owner's manual that came with my rifle is far too sketchy and assumes the new owner is experienced. This is concise yet detailed enough to make me comfortable cleaning my firearm.
Jane W.
Cleaning a rifle or handgun is not a lot of fun. The article on cleaning the rifle met the K.I.S.S. principle that I can relate to and understand. To the point.
Arthur S.
Thank you for this excellent e-newsletter. The links and information are great.
John B.

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Entries Open for 2007 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches

By Gary Anderson, DCM

The 2007 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility North of Phoenix, Arizona on 20-28 October. Any shooter who plans to attend can register on-line now at

The 2007 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility near Phoenix, Arizona on 20-28 October. This announcement reflects the fact that Creedmoor Sports Inc. and the CMP recently made a decision to move these fast-growing competitions from Camp Pendleton, California to the Arizona facility.

The 4th Western CMP Games will kick off with a GSM (Garand, Springfield, Military Rifle) Clinic on Saturday, 20 October. The half-day clinic is followed by three days of CMP Games shooting events. Competitors can fire with Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military Rifle Matches on 21-22 October and a special As-Issued M1 Garand EIC Match on 23 October. The CMP will host a barbecue for all competitors on Sunday evening, 21 October.

The Creedmoor Cup Matches begin with a highpower rifle clinic on Wednesday, 24 October, and then offer four days of matches for service rifles and NRA match rifles on 25-28 October. Members of the U. S. Army and U. S. Marine Corps Service Rifle Teams will be on hand to assist with the clinic and compete in the matches. The matches include a 50-shot practice match on Thursday, a 50-shot EIC/Match Rifle course on Friday, the 80-shot Creedmoor Cup Match on Saturday and a 4-person team match on Sunday. Creedmoor Sports will host a barbecue sponsored by Bushmaster Firearms and prize drawing with over $20,000 in prizes on Saturday, 27 October.

The CMP and Creedmoor Sports along with the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association will host the '07 Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches. Mark your calendars and plan to be apart of this exciting event!

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility (formerly Black Canyon) is one of the largest and most complete range facilities in the U. S. It was selected as the venue for the 2007 CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches because of its size, location near a major western city and interest in hosting this fast-growing major rifle competition. The Ben Avery Range hosted the 1970 World Shooting Championship and several national championships. It continues to host numerous regional and local competitions in a variety of shooting disciplines every year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department now operates the facility; it is the largest public shooting facility in the country.

Camp Pendleton, California had been the site for the previous Western Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches, but difficulties in assuring access to those ranges led Creedmoor Sports and the CMP to select the Ben Avery as the site for the 2007 matches.

On-line registration for both the CMP and Creedmoor Matches is now open. Click on to register. The official match program is posted at best way to find out more about these matches is to download and study the match program.


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