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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. 

Upcoming CMP Events:

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  for additional information.

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Come Join the Fun During the Monthly Pneumatic Bench League
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

CAMP PERRY, OH – A new and enticing match for all ages, the CMP Monthly Pneumatic Air Rifle Bench League provides the excitement of a long-distance match from the comfort of a climate-controlled indoor air rifle range.

Competitors fire from a bench rest while seated towards our state-of-the-art electronic targets. Marksmen may choose to fire with aperture receiver sights or a scope with a Weaver base.

Course of fire includes 20 shots from a bench at 300-yard reduced targets and 20 shots from a bench at 600-yard reduced targets, with 10 sighters in each phase. No need to change firing lines during this match, as each distance is controlled electronically.


Competitors may use their own rifles or borrow rifles that are available for use at the range. All shooters must use a sporter, single-pump, pneumatic air rifle chambered in .177 caliber with a velocity of 600 FPS or less. Entry fee for the match is $2, with 100 percent payout each month to the first, second and third place finishers.

In September, 86 entries posted a total amount of $204 in prize money to be distributed between the three places: $102 for first, $61.20 for second and $40.80 for third.

Winning the first place prize was Mark Montgomery, 62, of Gibsonburg, OH, who fired an aggregate score of 385-8x. Following closely in second was Michelle Lee, 45, of Clyde, OH, with a score of 384-10x, while Frank Alcorn, 74, of Swanton, OH, recorded a score of 380-9x for third.


Those interested in firing in the Monthly Pneumatic Air Rifle Bench League can join us for Open Public Shooting, every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Gary Anderson Competition Center at Camp Perry. Open Public Shooting fees are $5 for adults and $2 for juniors.

The Gary Anderson Competition Center is the completed result of the $1.1 million-dollar expansion to the formerly known CMP North Marksmanship Center. The expansion includes an open reception and common area, fully equipped classrooms, cylinder filling room and CMP retail store. The addition also includes projection screens and flat-screen television sets throughout the building, as well as authentic Olympic memorabilia and other remarkable items from the career of Gary Anderson.

For a complete list of results for the Pneumatic Bench League, visit

For more information on Open Public Shooting, visit


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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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