CMP Raffles 1911 Pistol, Surplus Ammunition to the First Registered of the Bianchi Cup 2023

Still dreaming of a 1911 pistol? The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is offering a giveaway from 1911 through a special raffle to people who register for the upcoming CMP Bianchi Cup International Pistol Tournament, taking place in Hallsville, Missouri, May 23-26. of May.

Those who sign up for the CMP Bianchi Cup BEFORE On May 1, 2023 you will automatically be entered into the 1911 raffle. In addition, two bricks (500 rounds per brick) of .22 pistol standard velocity surplus ammunition will also be raffled off, which means three chances to win overall.

The raffle is open to US citizens only. If a non-US citizen is drawn, he or she will receive $500 in lieu of the 1911 pistol. Those who have already purchased a pistol can still win.

The only requirement is to register, so find out more and book your place in the 2023 Bianchi Cup today at

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About the CMP Bianchi Cup:

The Bianchi Cup International Pistol Tournament, the second oldest pistol championship in the world, will be hosted by the CMP for the first time, May 23-26, 2023, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Missouri. An annual event since 1979, the Bianchi Cup is made up of four events:

  • The practical eventwhere competitors shoot at distances from 10 to 50 yards under different time limits from the firing line.
  • The barricade eventwhere competitors shoot at targets on both sides of the barricade at different distances and under different time limits from within the shooting boxes and behind the barricades.
  • The falling plate eventwhere competitors fire eight-inch round steel plates arranged in banks of six at distances of 10 to 25 yards in varying time limits.
  • The moving target eventwhere competitors shoot from inside the shooting boxes at distances ranging from 10 to 25 yards at a target moving from left to right, with the target exposed for six seconds.

Competitors shoot from standing and prone positions and must also shoot with strong and weak hands in various stages. There are no recovery shots in the Bianchi Cup, which increases the difficulty of the event.

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