Category Archives: The First Shot

The First Shot – CMP Online Magazine

Open Public Schedule Now Available for CMP’s Electronic Targets at Camp Perry

By Ashely Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released its 2019 schedule for Petrarca Range on the grounds of Camp Perry – a public gun range which features electronic targets designed to withstand both rifle and pistol firing. [embed]https://youtu.be/iA4bstgbyZY[/embed] The range will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. - 5...
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CMP Releases 2019 Competition Rules

By Gary Anderson, DCM Emeritus CMP Competition Rulebooks that will govern all CMP sponsored and sanctioned competitions in 2019 have now been approved by the CMP Board’s Rules Committee and posted on the CMP website. Significant changes in this year’s rulebooks include dividing the former Service Rifle and Pistol Rulebook into two separate rulebooks, the establishment...
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New Record Holders and Return Winners Lead at 2018 CMP Talladega 600 Event

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. – At the 2018 Talladega 600 rifle and pistol marksmanship event, Victor Betzold, 64, of Bel Air, MD, dominated the field as he claimed wins in the Carbine, Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military competitions. The event was held Dec. 4-9 at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship...
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Family New to Shooting Receives Unexpected Generosity During First CMP Event Experience

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – “We got really lucky. We were just full of luck this trip.” [caption id="attachment_20427" align="aligncenter" width="604"] The Sanchez family after the Rimfire Sporter Match at Camp Perry(Left to right): Joanne's mother, Jayden, Pete and Joanne[/caption] Joanne Sanchez beamed a smile that was filled with obvious gratitude as she...
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