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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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Sign Up Now for the CMPís 2014 Gary Anderson Invitational

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

Air rifle marksmen of all ages are invited to participate in one of the Civilian Marksmanship Programís (CMP) most popular events of the year. The 2014 Gary Anderson Invitational will be held December 5-6 at the CMP South Range in Anniston, Alabama, and December 6 at the newly expanded Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Camp Perry, Ohio.

Last year, 415 competitors traveled from around the country to fire in the event. The match is a three-position air rifle tournament that follows the 3x20 course of fire. Each shooter fires 20 record shots from prone, standing and kneeling positions, with the top eight shooters from each relay advancing to a 10-shot final. Winners are determined overall, from scores comprised from the CMP North and CMP South competitors. The Gary Anderson Invitational also includes a four member team event where 3x20 scores will be used to determine team winners.

Individual awards will be given to the top 25 competitors in sporter and precision classes. The top 15 new shooters in sporter and precision classes will also receive awards. The winning precision and sporter teams receive the Gary Anderson Trophy and will receive a $500 check from the CMP. The second place teams will receive a $300 check and third place teams will receive a $200 check. Each of the top five teams in the sporter and precision classes will also receive five Gary Anderson Invitational gold, silver or bronze medallions.

The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry 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.

Connected to the new expansion is the existing 80-point air gun range, which replicates the impressive South Range in Anniston. Each 10-meter firing point is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic targets.

For more information about the Gary Anderson Invitational, visit

About Gary Anderson:

Mr. Anderson is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and also holds seven world championships, six world records and 16 national championships. He has won more Olympic and world championship three-position titles than any other American in history. In 1999, Anderson began a ten-year reign as Director of Civilian Marksmanship and retired in December 2009. Today, he serves as DCM Emeritus and remains a mentor for new and experienced, old and young shooters around the country.


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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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