Competition Rules

Competition Rules

Games Rule Book

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 2016 4th 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.  Again, 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 2016 20th Edition of the CMP Competition Rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol governs CMP Service Rifle Rulessponsored and sanctioned matches for Service Rifle, Service Pistol and .22 Rimfire Pistol events, including National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches, Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) matches and other CMP-sanctioned competitions. These rules remain in effect from the date they are issued until they are replaced by the next edition of the rules. However, if a rules emergency arises, the CMP Rules Committee has the authority to issue a rules update that addresses such specific issues.

electronic scoring targets

A new section has been added to the CMP Rulebooks to help explain and clarify the CMP's Electronic Scoring Target Rules.

Rule Interpretations

To obtain a clarification or interpretation of any CMP rule, contact CMP Competitions, 419-635-2141, ext. 714/722 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. 714 or 722.