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The First Shot – CMP Online Magazine

CMP’s South Range Staff Presents Air Gun Basics to Local High Schools

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer ANNISTON, Ala. – In October, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) opened the doors to its South Competition Center air gun range in Alabama and welcomed area youth for a day of marksmanship learning and fun. Five neighboring high schools participated, with a total of 55 students from Anniston High School, Etowah...
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CMP Announces New Improvements, Added Programs for 2020

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer As part of its mission, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is dedicated to firearm safety, marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States with an emphasis on youth. To fulfill that mission, the organization is constantly finding ways to evolve in order to...
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North Carolina Junior Feature: Katie Ezell

By Serena Juchnowski, CMP Feature Writer Hard work and tenacity pay off. Hailing from Denver, N.C., Katie Ezell, 18, has been one to watch. At the age of 10, Katie’s parents introduced her to marksmanship, wanting their daughter to have hands-on instruction in firearm safety. Thus began a love affair that has only evolved since then. [caption id="attachment_23215"...
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2020 CMP Pistol Rules to Support National Matches Pistol Program Expansion

By Gary Anderson, DCM Emeritus The CMP is currently finalizing its 2020 rulebooks. Major changes are being made to the CMP Pistol Rules to provide rules that will govern a planned expansion of the CMP National Matches Pistol Program. The preliminary 2020 National Matches schedule, which is already posted on the CMP website at, reveals...
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