National Trophy Rifle week at Camp Perry is always the biggest and most active week during the National Matches. In addition to the competitions themselves, there are many schools, clinics and special activities that combine to make this week a complete shooting sports experience for everyone who comes to the National Matches. Check this list to find training events or other activities that will be of interest to you during your trip to the National Matches.
The National Matches offer a series of outstanding special clinics that are open to all competitors and other interested persons. The current clinic schedule includes these training opportunities:
SATURday, 21 july 2018
Clinic instruction covers Rimfire Sporter rules, safety instructions and competition procedures. The clinic also offers instruction and demonstrations on how to shoot the Rimfire Sporter course of fire. Clinic instruction will cover the firing positions, use of the sling as well as slow and rapid-fire techniques. Shooters who have not previously attended a CMP Rimfire Sporter Match are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic. Held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.
M1 Garand/M1903 Rifle Maintenance Class
2018 Dates TBA
CMP armorers will present the two-hour clinic on the disassembly, assembly and maintenance of M1 Garand and M1903 Springfield rifles. Special attention will be given to accurizing steps that can be taken with these rifles and still keep them legal for firing in CMP sanctioned As-Issued Military Rifle Matches. Held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.
Infantry Trophy Clinic
WEDNESday, 1 AUGUST 2018, 5:30-6:30pm (or at the conclusion of firing)
Held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center (Air Gun Range) for classroom instruction (no live firing in this clinic). This clinic is taught by the U. S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and includes classroom instruction on Infantry Trophy firing techniques. Anyone who plans to shoot in the Infantry Team Match for the first time is strongly encouraged to attend this clinic on the rules and procedures for this unique team event.
Garand-Springfield-Military Rifle Clinics
2018 Clinics TBA
These one-hour clinics will cover the Garand-Springfield-Vintage Matches with classroom instruction and demonstrations. This clinic is conducted by the CMP. Topics include Springfield-Vintage Military Match rules, shooting positions and techniques, scoring and pit pulling procedures and how to fire the Military Rifle Match courses of fire. The clinic is open to all competitors. Any competitors in the Springfield, Vintage Military or Garand Matches who have not previously fired in one of these matches are required to attend a clinic before they fire. All other competitors in these matches are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the information presented. Held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center.
CMP Advanced HIGHPOWER Clinic
thursday-saturday, 26 - 28 july 2018
The CMP Advanced Highpower Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of Team CMP will teach the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and coached dry-firing practice. The registration fee is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for juniors. Registration is limited to 75 shooters. Participants in the clinic must bring their own service rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive Clinic T-shirt and certificate.
USMC Junior Highpower Clinic
Thursday-saturday, 26-28 july 2018
The CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Rifle Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of the U. S. Marine Corps Rifle Team teach the clinic. The CMP provides administrative support for the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and range firing at 200, 300 and 600 yards. It is open to junior highpower rifle shooters who have previous service rifle competition experience. Juniors who are new to highpower rifle shooting are required to attend a Rifle SAFS first before registering for the USMC Clinic. The registration fee is $30.00. Registration is limited to 160 juniors. Participants in the clinic must bring their own rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive ammunition for clinic firing activities, a USMC Clinic T-shirt and certificate presentation & pizza party at the end of the clinic.