TALLADEGA, Ala. – Enrollment began for the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) 8the annual Talladega 600 marksmanship event! Featuring a variety of rifle and pistol competitions, the Talladega 600 is scheduled for November 14-20, 2022, at CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.
Known as “A Southern Classic,” the Talladega 600 is open to enthusiasts from a variety of disciplines and experience levels.
Popular reenactment-oriented rifle matches to be held include:
- Garand/Springfield/Antique/Modern Military Rifle (GSMM)
- carbine rifle
- .22 Rimfire Sport
- M1A rifle
- old sniper rifle
- Benchrest Garand and Rimfire Sporter matches
Additionally, the pistol competition lineup offers:
- As issued in 1911
- Military police
- 22/Centerfire/.45 pistol attachments
- .22 and service pistol EIC events
Versions of the prestigious National Trophy Rifle Matches (Congressional 30 and Dixie Double), team events, and Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) are also on the schedule, adding even more challenge and fun.
Outside of competition, Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship 101 courses offer quality educational opportunities by combining practice in the classroom and live fire on the shooting range. Additionally, the GSMM Master Instructor and Range Officer Level II courses in the program will help participants gain the knowledge necessary to conduct CMP events in their fields of practice.
See it all at one of the most advanced facilities in the country – Talladega Marksmanship Park! Learn more about the Talladega 600 and find registration information through the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/talladega-600/.
About the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park:
Aptly named “The Home of Marksmanship,” the park is a worthy destination for firearms enthusiasts and visitors seeking opportunities for practice, competition and mindful learning. With electronic CMP targets and scoring monitors that can only be found on the 500-acre facility, the park regularly hosts rifle, pistol and shotgun events throughout the year. CMP’s Unknown Distance Range in Talladega also allows visitors to practice their skills on the range of more than 100 steel targets, up to 625 yards, while the 20-lane, life-size 3D target archery range offers even more shooting fun in the park.
The public is welcome every day, year-round, to try out their firearms or just take a tour of the grounds. Off the line of fire, the Clubhouse features a fully stocked Pro Shop including an exclusive collection of CMP rifles, ammunition, marksmanship and memorabilia that is always open during park hours.
The Civilian Aim Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of competitive marksmanship for United States citizens. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.