Category Archives: The First Shot

The First Shot – CMP Online Magazine

Registration for CMP 3P Air Rifle Postal Match Opens in November

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Postal Championship will officially open for registration on Nov. 1, 2019, for any junior air rifle marksman involved in 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC air rifle programs. The competition is designed for those interested in testing their three-position sporter or precision air rifle competition...
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Western CMP Games Return to Arizona in 2020 for More Rifle Competitions

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer PHOENIX, Ariz. – The annual Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Travel Games will return in 2020 for another round of marksmanship events at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The week-long series of recreational vintage and modern rifle competitions, normally fired in October, is set to be held March 13-22 and is...
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Monthly and World Events Scheduled at CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park in October

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Talladega Marksmanship Park, “The Home of Marksmanship,” is a worthy destination for firearm supporters and guests looking for practice, competition and mindful learning opportunities. Featuring exclusive CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility, the park...
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