GLOCK conducts multiple training courses at CMP’s Talladega in March

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will host two GLOCK Training Events, each in March 2023 at the Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. The courses are part of CMP’s regular marksmanship education offerings held weekly at Talladega.

“GLOCK Professional has really helped us by providing training and instruction opportunities,” said Bret Lankford, CMP Talladega Training Manager. “These classes help develop safer shooting habits and create a safe environment for the shooting sports community.”

The events will take place at CMP’s Talladega Shooting Park in Alabama.

GLOCK courses taking place at Talladega in March include:

GLOCK gunsmith course – Tuesday, March 14, 2023

This eight-hour classroom course trains individuals on how to safely use and maintain their GLOCK firearms; materials are provided. Firearms and ammunition will not be allowed in the classroom. Lunch will be attended by all participants.

GLOCK MOS Operator Course: Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16, 2023

This two-day (16 hour) course enhances knowledge and skills with GLOCK firearms, designed as a dynamic shooting course. The Operator course requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move along with the ability to move and recover quickly from kneeling and prone positions.

Course students must bring:

  • GLOCK pistol with optics
  • Minimum of three magazines and magazine bags.
  • A belt to hold the pistol and magazine bags.
  • A quality strong side holster.
  • 1000 rounds of ammunition (NO RELOADS)
  • Eye and hearing protection, appropriate field clothing
The operators course features live shooting at the shooting range. Photo courtesy of GLOCK

For questions about the GLOCK gunsmith course or the GLOCK MOS Operator Course at CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, contact Bret Lankford, Training Manager, at (256) 474-4408 or Interested individuals can also visit

GLOCK Training Course Information:

GLOCK pistols are used by many law enforcement agencies around the world. GLOCK Professional Inc. provides professional training for law enforcement, military, licensed security and other personnel who wish to use the GLOCK “Safe Action” system. Gunsmith and Operator classes provide information and recommendations for the safe, responsible, and effective use of GLOCK pistols and other products, and include training both in the classroom and on the live-fire range.

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

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 proficiency for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to