CMP Announces New Programs for 2018 National Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is pleased to announce planning is underway for a number of new and exciting programs for the 2018 National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.

"In an effort to continue to attract new competitors and to reward the thousands who annually participate in our matches, the CMP will add new pistol, smallbore, high power rifle, and long range rifle matches in 2018," said Mark Johnson, CMP Chief Operating Officer.

"A major part of our mission is to conduct competitions, provide marksmanship training and recognize competitors for their progress and achievements as has been done at the National Matches since 1903.  Accordingly, we enthusiastically look forward to the opportunity to expand our role at the National Matches at Camp Perry.  We are committed to Camp Perry and our published dates for events in 2017 remain set.  We have invested in Camp Perry with electronic targets on Petrarca Range, the Bataan Armory, our headquarters building, the CMP North Store, and the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.”

Planned enhancements include a new CMP High Power Ranking System which will provide a fair and accountable method of rewarding success on the firing line at every level of experience, above and beyond our current awards. New, challenging pistol and rifle matches will be added to the schedule. Greater shooting opportunities for women and junior competitors are being developed. Increased use of electronic targets is being considered for many events. A CMP Range Officer Certification and Licensing Program has been developed for pistol, rifle and airgun disciplines and will be introduced by year-end.

"The CMP will not waver in its mission of promoting firearm safety and marksmanship training with an emphasis on youth," Johnson said. "The tradition of the National Matches at Camp Perry will continue, supported by the CMP and the Ohio National Guard, with or without the participation of other organizations."

For more information on the National Matches or to download a 2017 National Match Calendar, visit the CMP website at http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-national-matches/.

4 Responses

  1. Thank you for your continued dedication to the advancement of our sport.
  2. Please add conventional Smallbore rifle (3-P and Prone) as part of the CMP competitions portfolio. The actions of the NRA are driving down participation numbers. As the driving force of the 3-P Air Rifle council the path to a lifetime of competitive shooting could very well begin with smallbore 3-P and prone. Shooting precision rifles with iron sights and scopes, outdoors in the elements. Future Olympians will need to read the wind. There is no better place than Camp Perry, and there is an entire shooting community that wants to come back to Ohio.
  3. THANKS FOR STAYING THE COURSE, I LOVE CAMP PERRY IN ALL ASPECTS. MODERNIZING THE RANGES HAS BEEN GREAT AND NEW MATCHES CAN TAKE THE CMP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. I WILL NOT BE DRIVNG TO INDIANA FOR THE NRA , WE CAN DO IT ALL RIGHT HERE.
    • Thanks for the positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you in 7 months!

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