By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The 13th Annual Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will return to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility Oct. 7-16, 2016 for another series of rifle events. New and experienced marksmen are welcome to participate in these recreation-oriented, national-level competitions.
Popular CMP Games events being featured during the Western Games include the Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military, Modern Military, Rimfire Sporter, Carbine and Vintage Sniper matches. A CMP Games Match Clinic will also be held to give competitors a more in-depth look at these challenging events.
A rifle Small Arms Firing School will be held to assist beginners with the fundamentals of marksmanship and competition shooting, as well as to further the knowledge of experienced marksmen. Participants are teamed up with experienced CMP Rifle Master Instructors for on-the-line training and instruction, with rifles and ammunition provided. An M1 Maintenance Clinic is also scheduled during the week.
For those interested in purchasing a few CMP items before hitting the firing line, a sales tent will be on hand all four days of the Western Games. Each day will end with a casual reception and an opportunity for fellowship with other competitors and CMP staff members.
The Creedmoor Cup Matches will begin on Oct. 12 and conclude on Oct. 16 and will include a 4-Man Team Match, EIC Match and an 80 Shot event. A special Highpower Shooting Clinic will also be offered during the Creedmoor Cup Matches. The clinic will include lectures, demonstrations and dry-fire training by some of the world’s most talented service rifle marksmen.
For registration and other information on the Creedmoor Cup Matches, visit www.CreedmoorSports.com.
Join us for a week of competition, new experiences and fun! More information about the Western CMP Games and registration forms can be found by visiting http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/western-games/.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.