CAMP PERRY, Ohio – For those looking for an entertaining evening with friends, family, or even alone, the CMP has created a series of exciting airgun events for all to enjoy, all at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio and Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Alabama. Whether you are an expert marksman or someone who has never tried the sport before, we have a place for you in the line of fire.
The competition centers feature 80-point indoor electronic shooting ranges that regularly host local, state and national events. Each week, the climate-controlled facility hosts timeslots open to the public, where people of all ages can shoot the advanced targeting system for practice or fun. The variety is open Tuesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm (Ohio) and 4 pm to 7 pm (Alabama) and by appointment Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm (Ohio) and 8 am to 2 pm (Alabama).
Special events scheduled for 2023 include:
- Fun Date Night!: Come anytime in February to participate in our Pairs Team Match – an air rifle event that features a supported rest (bench) for stabilization. The party fee is $10 per couple.
- March Madness Game, March 16: The competition begins at 6 pm Contestants face off and the winner moves on to the next group. The party fee is $5 per person.
- Elimination match, April 18: Competition begins at 6 pm Guests fire off shots and the lowest score is eliminated until a winner is crowned. The party fee is $5 per person.
The winners of each event will receive prizes at local establishments!
If you don’t have a BB gun, don’t worry. The CMP has several easy-to-use, lightweight air pistols on loan. Sporter-class air rifles are free with the entrance fee, while National Competition (NMAR) air rifles are available to rent for a reasonable fee. Participants must bring their own pellets or can buy them at the shooting range. People who have personal air pistols can use them, as long as they have less than 600 fps.
The simplicity of the bench-style shoot allows safe access for all, so the CMP encourages people with disabilities to attend as well.
Visitors to the shooting range must complete a CMP Affidavit of Eligibility and a one-time liability waiver, as well as attend a brief safety briefing before arriving at the shooting line. Children under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form. CMP staff members are always on site to answer questions and ensure a safe environment for everyone.
The Gary Anderson CMP Center of Competence is located at 1000 Lawrence Rd., Building 5042, Port Clinton, Ohio, 43452. The Judith Legerski CMP Center of Competence is located at 1470 Sentinel Dr., Anniston, Ala. Learn more about each rank by visiting http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-centers/ or call us at (419) 635-2141.
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.