By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Registration for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Oklahoma CMP Games is currently open. The annual event is set to take place Oct. 7-13, at the Oklahoma City Gun Club.
Previously held in April, Oklahoma Games will feature the same popular competitions such as the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Springfield, Vintage/Modern Military, Rimfire Sporter and the Vintage Sniper rifle matches. Pistol matches, like the As-Issued 1911, Military & Police Service Pistol and .22 Rimfire Pistol will also be held throughout the week.
The CMP Cup Matches will again be making an appearance at each Travel Games event. The Cup events include two days of 80 Shot competition, followed by a 4-Man Team Match and EIC Service Rifle Match.
Highpower competitions will be fired on CMP Targets, a user-friendly electronic target system that instantaneously produces shot placement and eliminates the need for pit duty – allowing quicker matches and less physical strain, absolutely suited for new or experienced competitors of virtually all ages and sizes. The targets are powered by Kongsberg Electronic Target systems.
Along with competitive matches, a rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) is scheduled to instruct beginning and experienced marksmen in the classroom and on the firing line, with the help of CMP staff and certified instructors. Those in attendance will learn rifle handling, shot technique and safety, followed by firing in an actual M16 EIC match.
The Oklahoma Games will also feature a New Shooter Clinic for those who have never fired in a CMP Games match. Awards for the matches will be distributed each day, and everyone is invited to the annual barbecue where shooters are given the opportunity to mingle with fellow participants and CMP staff.
All squadding for the 80 Shot Matches, EIC Rifle Match and GSMM Matches will be done prior to the event. If there are any special requests, they will need to be indicated upon registration or by emailing [email protected].
When registering, competitors will choose match date, relay, relay time and rifle for the Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military Rifle Matches only. A total of 12 different relays and relay time choices are available for competitors to fire Garand (GAR), Springfield (SF), Vintage Military (VM) or Modern Military (MM) rifles over four different days. Competitors may only choose a maximum of FOUR relays to allow the opportunity to fire the GSM 3-Gun Aggregate or 4-Gun Aggregate in one day.
Those sharing equipment will need to type each competitor’s name within the special squadding requests box upon registration.
A Club Pay Back Program, introduced during the 2018 Games season, returned is 2019 – where $5.00 per competitor will be awarded to any CMP Affiliated Club that has 5 or more of their members attending and participating in the marksmanship competitions held at the event. The club members will need to present his or her club ID card at any of our Travel Games.
For official match information and to register for the Oklahoma Games, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/cmpgames_ok/.
About the CMP Travel Games:
The Travel Games are regional competitions held in different corners of the country throughout the year, featuring exclusive CMP rifle and pistol outdoor events. A common part of the CMP schedule for the last decade, the Games are centered around recreation-oriented competition and educational activities that are designed to accommodate experienced marksmen as well as those just beginning the sport. To learn more, visit the CMP website at http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/.