CMP to Host Rifle Match on New Camp Perry Electronic Targets

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Join us as the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosts its first Garand & Modern Military Match on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, on its new Petrarca Range electronic targets. The range is located at the historical Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Port Clinton, Ohio. Firing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is open to ages 14 and up.


Entry fee for the event is $40, and anyone is eligible to compete – no need to be affiliated with the NRA, CMP or sponsored club. However, competitors must have a notarized “Eligibility Affidavit and Liability Agreement,” available on the CMP website at


The Course of Fire will be five sighting shots, followed by 10 shots for record in the prone position in a time of 15 minutes. Stage 2 will be 10 shots, rapid-fire prone in a time of 80 seconds, while Stage 3 requires 10 shots standing slow fire in 10 minutes. Participants may fire As-Issued M1 Garands or standard production, As-Issued Modern Military Rifles with no special accurizing or match conditioning.


For more information on the match, including registration and rifle specifications, visit Questions may be addressed by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you there!

About Petrarca Range Electronic Targets:

Petrarca Range is home to 10 innovative electronic targets, equipped by CMP Targets and enhanced by Kongsberg Target System (KTS) technology. The targets work through the power of acoustics – “hearing” the shot and accurately determining its location.


With extensive use by ranges in 30 nations for over 20 years by KTS and even more experience received in-house by the CMP, the accuracy of these electronic targets is unlike anything else in the United States. For more information, visit the Petrarca Range page on the CMP website at



13 Responses

  1. Kudos to Camp Perry and the CMP for their innovative use of this modern electronic target, which leaves many of us who can not easily reach Perry or another range equipped in this fashion wishing we could. Best wishes to all for success in this event.
  2. Jim
    I cant wait to use the new electronic system, but was hoping for targets set at various ranges out to 600 meters rather than a simulation.
    • Jim, hopefully in the future we'll be able to hold matches at 200, 300 and 600. Our range is Talladega is set up for 200, 300 and 600.
  3. I would love to try the new equipment. We used electronic targets here about 4 years ago when the NRA brought them in for a new competition they were showcasing after the National matches. They were great. The event would be reasonable at $15. Are they including lunch, ammo and favors? Too rich for me. The pricing increase at the air gun range has chased me away too.
    • The fee is for match entry only -- no lunch is provided and competitors must provide their own ammo.
  4. Sounds like a great match on state of the art target systems! Is Petrarca a 200 yd. Range?
    • It is only a 100 yd Range but we use the reduced target faces.
  5. I have competed at Camp Perry for years at the National Matches. Do I still need to fill out "Eligibility Affidavit and Liability Agreement,”? Thanks....Dan
    • Dan, I checked your file and you have the affidavit already on file. Thanks, Christine
  6. Looking forward to shooting the M1 Garand there on the 12th with my two sons. First time we e used electronic targets. No pulling targets, yeah!!!
  7. Did the KTS targets get qualified to meet the NRA .25" minimum precision?
    • The KTS system far exceeds the accuracy of .25” out to more than 1,200 yards. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Bryan Parris at [email protected] Thank you!

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