Category Archives: The First Shot

The First Shot – CMP Online Magazine

From Mom to Mentor: Maureen Trickett’s Journey As a Female Coach

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer   “I always joke with people: The first time someone asks you to volunteer, the first time you say yes, you’re in. That’s how I got started,” teased the woman in the Massachusetts Rifle team jacket – one of the few women in the crowd at the air gun range with...
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SNIPER VS. COMPETITIVE SHOOTER

Submitted by Steve Sciarabba, Distinguished Rifleman/Presidents 100/M1 Carbine National Winner/US Army Sniper   Just within long-range high-power rifle shooting alone, there are all manners of classifications: 200 yards, 300 yards, 600 yards, cross-course, standing, sitting, prone, slow fire and rapid fire.  To win, a shooter must excel in all these disciplines over days, often in varying conditions,...
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Inaugural Match for CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park Set for June 2015

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, AL – Be witness to and take part in a new chapter in marksmanship history at the Civilian Marksmanship Program Talladega Marksmanship Park as the first official matches are fired on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015. Saturday, June 6, will feature the John C. Garand D-Day Anniversary Match – commemorating not only the opening match at CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, but...
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Top Marksmen Advance After Performances at 2015 JROTC Regional Championships

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer   Competitors in the JROTC Championship have been whittled down to the best of the best, as overall winners of the JROTC Regional Championships were determined February 13-15 and February 19-21 in the northern, southern and western locations. The road to the JROTC Three-Position Air Rifle National Championship kicked off in October...
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