The CMP, in conjunction with highpower rifle experts from the military and shooting industry, conduct a number of schools and clinics each year. For beginning shooters or those in need of a refresher course the CMP and US Army Marksmanship Unit conduct the annual Small Arms Firing School for service pistol and service rifle.
In addition, the CMP offers a pair of highpower clinics in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and members of the Remington-Bushmaster rifle team. The information below explains the CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Clinic and the Advanced Adult Service Rifle Clinic.
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 at the end of the clinic.
The CMP-Remington Advanced Highpower Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of the Remington-Bushmaster Team will teach the clinic. The CMP is providing administrative support for the clinic. Kenneth Roxburgh, a retired US Marine will be the lead instructor. He is the former Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the USMC Shooting Teams, and current Director of Remington’s Highpower Programs. The clinic includes classroom instruction and coached dry-firing practice. The registration fee is $20.00 for adults and $15 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.
M1 Carbine Clinic:
Wednesday 27 July, 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. This free clinic is conducted by the CMP. It is offered for competitors who plan to fire in the Carbine Match that will take place on 28 July.
Thursday, 28 July, 9:00-10:00 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM and Friday, 29 July, 9:00-10:00 AM at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. These one-hour clinics will cover the Garand-Springfield-Vintage Matches with instruction and demonstrations. Topics include Garand-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 Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military 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.
M1 MaintenaNce Clinic:
Thursday, 28 July, 4:00-6:00 PM, at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center (Air Gun Range). CMP Armorers will present this two-hour clinic on disassembly, assembly, and maintenance of the 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.
Thursday, 28 July, 6:30-7:30 PM (or at the conclusion of firing) 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.