Event Enhancements Coming to 2023 National Games at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Throughout its century of history, events within the annual Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Camp Perry National Matches they have evolved to better suit competitors and guests. In keeping with that philosophy, the 2023 event schedule has been modified from previous years, allowing for overlapping disciplines and new matches to provide more competitive opportunities, along with rank updates to enhance the competition experience for athletes. in the line of fire.

Unlike previous years, National Matches will now start with Smallbore and Rimfire sporting rifleinstead of Gun. Other changes with the Pistol in 2023 include mounting target lines at 25 and 50 yards on the range to eliminate movement between the strings. In addition, an extra category has been added to the GSSF GLOCK National Pistol Challenge. Along with the Stock, Unlimited, and Rimfire classes, the match will now facilitate a Modular Optical System (MOS) Configuration category.

A new 3-Gun event has been added to the National Match Air Gun schedule.

CMP offers Air Rifle and Air Pistol competitors the opportunity to compete at Camp Perry in the National Air Gun Matches. He National air pistol events are also available throughout the National Matches and will include a new 3-gun match and team matches for air pistol and air rifle.

For the first time, small-bore domestic matches will be fired at electronic targets.

In Rifle, the domestic small gauge The series will use electronic targets for the first time in its history, and the CMP High Power Rifle Championships it will now also be shot at electronic targets and includes three 80-shot matches, followed by a 4-man team event. He CMP National Trophy Rifles they will and will continue to be shot at paper targets.

Now included in the Long Range Rifle series is a mid-range Match 3×600.

Besides, CMP Games Rifle Events will feature several opportunities to shoot Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military (GSMM) matches in 2023, with the Springfield M1A match shooting Sunday morning. During the Long Range Rifle PhaseA 3×600 mid-range matchup with a 20-shot prone slow shot shooting course at 600 yards has been added to the program.

Registration for the 2023 National Pistol and Rifle Trophy is officially open! Register and review all National Matches 2023 event information on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/cmp-national-matches/. If you have questions or need help registering, please contact CMP Competitions at competitions@thecmp.org.

About CMP’s Camp Perry National Matches:

National Matches, conducted by a partnership between the CMP and the Ohio National Guard, include the CMP National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, National Games Matches, Small Bore National Matches, Air Gun National Championships and Matches Medium and Long Range Nationals. The month-long series also includes a variety of clinics such as Pistol, Rifle, and Small-Caliber Small Arms Shooting Schools, a Rimfire Sporter Clinic, a CMP/USMC Youth Clinic, a National Match Youth Camp, and the Advanced CMP high power.

Outside of the competition, National Matches is home to Commercial Row, where industry vendors provide a variety of supplies and other necessities available for purchase, while the CMP North Store, located on the Camp Perry grounds, provides even more shopping opportunities. with a military lineup. surplus rifles, ammunition, souvenirs and equipment needs.

Housing for national matches is currently available on the Camp Perry grounds. Accommodations include four-person cabins, cabins, barracks, RV spaces, and camping sites. Camp Perry lodging information posted at https://cplcc.com/national-matches/. If the base housing is full, numerous hotels are available in the surrounding areas of Port Clinton, Fremont and Sandusky.

All events are open to the public, free to view. Spectators can watch the shooting at the Camp Perry shooting ranges at any time, with ample parking on site. Spectators are required to go through the CMP National Match Welcome Center before proceeding to the fields. Guests are encouraged to participate in the many exciting activities and visual attractions on offer during the domestic game season.

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.