The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced a change to its regular games held each month at Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama, with events now moving to a quarterly game schedule.
“We had been discussing the format with the people who come to the monthly games and they said they would like to be able to film more games on the days they are in the park,” said Joey Hardy, manager of CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park. . “Our response was to make matches more of an event rather than a single competition.”
He continued: “We were also led to believe that other competitors would come if more was offered. Our goal is also to increase attendance, boost match competitiveness, and expand the park’s reach to the shooting community.”
Talladega’s quarterly games will feature outdoor rifle and pistol events. Rifle competitions will be shot using CMP’s state-of-the-art electronic target and scoring system, while pistol will be held with rotating paper targets, all part of the 500 acres of opportunities accessible on the grounds of the Shooting Park. of Talladega.
Talladega Quarterly Games for 2023:
- February 24-26
- May 13-14
- August 25-27
Each quarterly event will include:
- Rifle added 800
- 3X600 Medium Range Rifle
- EIC service rifle
- EIC service pistol
- .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC
- EIC service revolver
For those seeking more educational options, the CMP offers a 101/M16 Rifle Marksmanship Match in February and August and a 101/M9 Pistol Marksmanship Match in May and August. The training classes will be led by members of the US Army Marksmanship Unit rifle and pistol teams.
Register for the CMP Talladega February quarterly games at https://ct.thecmp.org/23FebTQMRegistration. Questions or help with registration can be directed to CMP’s Christina Roguski at email@example.com or 419-635-2141 ext. 714.
About the CMP Talladega Shooting Range:
Aptly named “The Home of Marksmanship,” the park is a worthy destination for firearms supporters and visitors seeking opportunities to practice, compete, and mindfully learn. With CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility, the park regularly hosts rifle, pistol, and shotgun events throughout the year. CMP’s Unknown Distance Range at Talladega also allows visitors to practice their skills on the range of over 100 steel targets, up to 625 yards, while the 20-lane, life-size 3D target archery range offers even more aiming fun in the park.
The public is welcome every day, year-round, to try out their firearms or simply take a tour of the grounds. Out of the line of fire, the Clubhouse features a fully stocked Pro Shop featuring an exclusive collection of CMP rifles, ammunition, marksmanship and memorabilia that is always open during park hours. Learn more about the Talladega Marksmanship Park at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/.
— By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
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 competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.
Restricted to those 18 and older in CA pursuant to CA State Assembly Bill 2571 prohibiting the sale of firearms to minors in the State of CA.