CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has launched its lineup of 2023 Monthly Matches, featuring air rifle and air pistol events for a variety of ages and experience levels.
Each match is held at the CMP Judith Legerski Center of Competition in Anniston, Alabama, and at the CMP Gary Anderson Center of Competition at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Center in Ohio. Both facilities are equipped with 80-point indoor firing ranges filled with CMP’s own electronic target line.
The basic events offered in the monthly matches are Junior 3×10, 60 Shot Air Rifle Standing and 60 Shot Air Pistol, as well as 3×20 Three-Position (3P) for adult and junior athletes. The top scorers of each rank are recognized with special medals from the monthly matches. Competitors can also earn EIC points toward a Distinguished Air Rifle, Air Pistol, or Junior Distinguished Badge.
“The monthly matches are a great way to experience 3P, 60-shot matches at the same event,” said Catherine Green, North Range coordinator. “I am excited about the addition of Adult 3P and hope to see many former juniors return to 3P Air.”
Monthly matches currently scheduled for the 2023 season:
- January 21st
- March 11th
- April 29
- 16 of September
- October 14th
- November 18th
For added fun, a monthly match league is available for those athletes who shoot four or more monthly matches throughout the year. The top five finishers in the Junior 3×20 Precision/Sporter and Open 60 Shot Air Rifle/Air Pistol events win prize money based on the number of entrants. First through third places also earn plaques for their performances.
For more information on monthly matches and registration information, visit https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.
About the CMP Competition Centers:
The Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Alabama includes the CMP South Store, which is fully stocked with equipment and memorabilia. The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio features boxes of authentic Olympic and other memorabilia from the career of celebrated American shooter, Gary Anderson, for observers to enjoy.
Each of CMP’s indoor air weapons installations have an 80-point range, equipped with innovative electronic targets. The venues regularly host local, state and national competitions, as well as Open Marksmanship, which allows visitors of virtually any age and experience level to try out air rifles or air pistols with the guidance of qualified CMP staff members.
For more information, visit https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship proficiency for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.