CMP Sponsors Donate An Additional $50,000 For 2023 Bianchi Cup Prizes

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) would like to recognize the generous sponsors of the 2023 Bianchi Cup International Pistol Tournament, who have donated a staggering $50,000 toward event prizes and giveaways for competitors who attended the event.

Prizes to be awarded at the CMP Bianchi Cup include shooting mats, ammunition, various industry-leading pistols, and even cash amounts, among other items.

The tournament will take place in Hallsville, Missouri from May 23-26. Notable sponsors of the event include:

A special thank you also goes to the title sponsor of the CMP Bianchi Cup, MidwayUSA, who have donated an incredible $25,000 towards the tournament.

CMP 1911 Pistol and Ammo Draw:

REMINDER! Those who sign up for the CMP Bianchi Cup BEFORE May 1, 2023will automatically be entered into the 1911 raffle. In addition, 20 bricks (500 rounds per brick) of standard .22 pistol velocity surplus ammunition will also be raffled off, which means 21 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 1911 pistol can still win.

Find out more and register for the 2023 Bianchi Cup today at

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. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact CMP Gun Coordinator Jim Henderson at [email protected].

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