For many years, CMP Competition Rules have included rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol as well as for the CMP Games events such as the As-Issued Military Rifle Matches and the new Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match. Since these two sets of rules differ on many points this led to a lot of confusion. To make it easier for match officials and competitors to apply the correct rules for each of the CMP disciplines, the rulebook was divided into two rulebooks.
The 2014 2nd Edition of the CMP Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches governs all CMP-sanctioned matches for As-Issued Military Rifle and Pistol events including Special EIC Matches that are fired with As-Issued Military Rifles or Pistols. For the first time, the CMP Rimfire Sporter Rules are also included in this combined rulebook. These rules remain in effect from the date they are issued until they are replaced by the next edition of these rules.
The 2014 18th Edition of the CMP Competition Rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol governs CMP National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches, Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) matches and other CMP-sanctioned competitions in Service Rifle and Service Pistol shooting. These rules remain in effect from the date they are issued until they are replaced by the next edition of the rules. Since the CMP Rules for Service Rifle and Pistol have remained stable and essentially unchanged during the last few years, the CMP decided to approve this 18th Edition of the Rules for a two-year period. These rules will remain in effect for the next two years. However, if a rules emergency arises, the CMP Rules Committee has the authority to issue a rules update that addresses such specific issues.
View an article on the rule changes here.
To obtain a clarification or interpretation of any CMP rule, contact CMP Competitions, 419-635-2141, ext. 1106/1114 or [email protected], to request a CMP ruling or interpretation. The CMP staff can interpret unclear rules, but may not modify rules. The Programs Committee of the CPRPFS Board of Directors and its Rules Sub-Committee has the sole authority to modify CMP Competition Rules.
Questions about the CMP Competitions Rulebooks or rule recommendations can be directed to the CMP Competitions Department at [email protected] or (419) 635-2141, ext. 1106 or 1114.