Back to First Shot Front Cover!   
CMP Home Page TFS Articles Archives CMP Competitions Home Page CMP Forum CMP Sales  NOV-2013

For Email Marketing you can trust

Click here to go to the CMP Forum to read & post questions.

We want your feedback! Please let us know what you think about TFS. Do you have an interesting story or article that you would like to share? If so, please let us know!


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
MarksmanshipCenters.htm  for additional information.

Download a CMP Sales
Catalog Today

CMP Applications & Software

The CMP currently offers three Apps for shooting sports. Each download supports the Civilian Marksmanship Program. For more information, visit

Please note the changes for the 2014 National Match Schedule posted at


 Photos may be downloaded or ordered on our website at

Printable Version

Fisher Wins Overall SAFS/M16 Match as Five Competitors Earn
Four Introductory Leg Points at Western CMP Games

By Steve Cooper, CMP Marketing Manager

PHOENIX, AZ – Johnny Fisher, 38, of N. Hollywood, CA, was the overall winner of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Small Arms Firing School M16 Excellence-In-Competition Match at the 2013 Western CMP Games in October. He fired an aggregate score of 378-8X in the four-stage event shot at 200 yards at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

Johnny Fisher, of N. Hollywood, CA, was the overall winner of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Small Arms Firing School M16 Excellence-In-Competition Match with an aggregate score of 378-8X.

Fisher fired 96-2X in both prone slow and rapid stages, 96-3X in sitting rapid and 90-1X in the standing stage. The Californian previously earned Distinguished Rifle EIC points and thus was not eligible for points in the intro-EIC match.

Five other shooters earned their first four “leg” points, finishing second through sixth place overall. They were: Jason LeCorre, 42, of Sherwood, OR, (375-4X), Morgan Langdon, 14, of Apache Junction, AZ, (374-9X), Eric Pope, 45, of Lake Havasu City, AZ, (370-6X), Clint Langdon, 41, the father of Morgan Langdon, (368-5X) and Theodore Schrader, 45, of Hillsboro, OR (367-3X).


Morgan Langdon, 14, of Apache Junction, AZ, was one of five competitors who earned their first four “leg” points during the Small Arms Firing School M16 EIC Match. It was Langdon’s first highpower match. She is an experienced smallbore and Navy JROTC sporter air rifle competitor. Morgan is pictured with SAFS instructor and Arizona junior highpower director and coach, Tom Kirby.

The top 10 percent of EIC-eligible competitors, ranked by match scores, may earn intro points in intro EIC matches. Of the 50 competitors who fired in the 2013 Western Games SAFS match, 47 were eligible to win intro EIC points.

The match concluded the SAFS/M16 rifle class, attended by 53 students at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility’s activity center and highpower rifle range. The school began with a classroom session which covered rifle safety, range safety, operation of the M16A2 or AR15 sporting rifle, range commands and position work.


CMP SAFS instructors Lee McKinney, left, and Leon Rutherford demonstrate scoring a target during the classroom session of the Small Arms Firing School.

Students also learned how to prepare for a match using standard equipment –shooting mat, spotting scope, web sling, etc. CMP provided rifles and ammunition for the attendees of the school. The class also covered scorekeeping on the firing line and target scoring in the pits.


CMP instructor Don Rutherford demonstrates to the SAFS class how to affix a leather sling to an AR-15 sporting rifle.

Once the classroom session ended, students continued their training on the firing line with instructors who help with position work, safe operation of the rifle and a brief live-fire practice. Students then assumed the roles of scorer and competitor and fired the 40-shot, 400-point match. It was the third SAFS course and match conducted by the CMP at regional events this year. The first two were held at the CMP Eastern Games in N. Carolina and the CMP Games–Oklahoma.


CMP instructor Larry Stonecipher gives a SAFS student some pointers on shooting in the standing or “offhand” position.

For complete match results, log onto CMP’s Competition Tracker at To view photos from the Western CMP Games, log onto


Back to the Top

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
Spam and Virus Filtering Provided byISP Services