By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – There’s still time to sign up for The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega 600 – an event that will become a “Southern Classic” for pistol, shotgun and rifle enthusiasts. The event begins Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, and concludes Sunday, Dec. 11, at CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park.
Along with popular CMP Games and National-level rifle matches, those interested in shotgun can indulge in a Sporting Clays Shoot, which features 15 manicured stations, and a 5 Stand Shoot on the park’s own manicured shotgun fields. Each shotgun range is equipped with sophisticated automated trap machines.
For pistol lovers, a .22 Rimfire EIC Match and As-Issued 1911 and Military & Police Matches are scheduled to be fired in Talladega. Pistol events will be held on the facility’s 50-yard range, which features innovative electronic scoring targets.
Additionally, training opportunities perfect for novice marksmen, clubs or groups or even those who have never shot before are available through the rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) offered during the event. There, participants learn the fundamentals and safety requirements of rifle shooting, using the CMP’s AR-15 rifles, with one-on-one, focused training from CMP’s Master Instructors. Ammunition is provided for the Rifle SAFS and students will need to bring safety glasses, ear protection and shooting mat or jacket if available. Students will also fire in an easy-paced, true M16 Match at the conclusion of the course for a real taste of competition shooting.
Off of the firing line, the Club House holds a fully-stocked Pro Shop that includes an exclusive collection of rifles, pistols, ammunition and accessories, provided by the professionals of Creedmoor Sports, Inc.
All are welcome to participate or to walk the grounds, so join us! Sign up today! To register, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/matches/talladega-600/.
About Talladega Marksmanship Park:
The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park is one of the most advanced outdoor facilities in the country. Boasting the latest technological advances in the realm of marksmanship, including electronic targets and scoring monitors, it is a must-see destination for firearm supporters across the country. The park is open to the public, year round.