Become Part of CMP’s Growing Network of Affiliated Clubs
December 19, 2023Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸Become Part of CMP’s Growing Network of Affiliated Clubs
By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
The CMP upholds an Affiliated Club program that provides special benefits to those involved.
For just $35 a year, CMP Affiliated Clubs and its members are able to gain a variety of advantages, including special access to training, facilities, equipment and competitions. Clubs are also eligible to receive valuable marksmanship grants and access to sales events. As a growing community, CMP Affiliated Clubs are the best way to stay connected to the CMP and other marksmanship entities, with access to a faction of knowledgeable marksmen and women from various backgrounds.
In sales, Affiliated Clubs receive a discounted price on certain firearms, like Savage .22 rifles. The CMP is also contracted with Daisy and Walther, offering each company’s line of quality air rifles, and, as of November 2023, Crosman Challenger (CH2021S) air rifles. Additionally, the CMP offers a target sales program for air rifle and smallbore targets.
For fundraising purposes, State Associations within the Affiliated Club program are able to hold a raffle once a year for an M1 Garand rifle (purchasing an M1 Field Grade from the CMP for a much discounted $200). Clubs not part of a State Association are still able to get a 10 percent discount on M1s for use within their own ranges.
As for competitions, CMP Affiliated Clubs are eligible to host their own local CMP sanctioned matches – from smallbore rifle to CMP Games rifle and pistol events, highpower and more.
With over 1,400 pistol, rifle, air gun, smallbore and other marksmanship clubs Affiliated with good status and an added 2,700 clubs associated with the program, the CMP’s Affiliated Club network is always looking to expand in the hopes of providing marksmanship and learning opportunities to thousands of enthusiasts across the country.
A marksmanship club or organization may Affiliate as any one of the following:
- College Shooting Club or Team
- Junior Club
- Senior Club
- Senior Club with Junior Division
- School Team (High School, Middle School, JROTC Unit, etc.)
- Youth Camp
Other criteria to Affiliate is also outlined on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/clubs/affiliate/.
To learn more, or to find an Affiliated Club in your area, visit the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/clubs/. For specific questions about CMP Affiliated Clubs, MOUs and other club opportunities contact our CMP Affiliate Relations Department at 419-635-2141 ext. 753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: You May Already Be Affiliated!
Some established clubs earn automatic affiliation through the CMP Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). Entities such as the JROTC commands from each military branch, 4-H and Boy Scouts are automatically affiliated at no cost. Though automatic, clubs must enroll with the CMP in order to become officially associated. To review an affiliation packet, visit https://thecmp.org/clubs/forms/.
NEW INSURANCE CLUB BENEFIT! Through a new partnership with Lockton Affinity Outdoor, clubs and members of the CMP community may now access a wide range of affordable insurance solutions to protect themselves and their firearm property.
Starting as low as $50 per year, coverage with Lockton Affinity Outdoor helps protect against loss to personal items, property damage, third-party injuries and more.
- Firearm Insurance to protect your firearm property and accessories
- Personal Firearm Liability Insurance to protect your personal assets
- Firearm Instructor Insurance to protect your livelihood and reputation
- Club Insurance to protect your property and on-site injuries
See all the available plan opportunities at https://locktonaffinityoutdoor.com/cmp/.
The Lockton Affinity Outdoor Insurance program is administered by Lockton Affinity, LLC d/b/a Lockton Affinity Insurance Brokers, LLC in California #0795478. Coverage is subject to actual policy terms and conditions. Policy benefits are the sole responsibility of the issuing insurance company. Coverage may be provided by an excess/surplus lines insurer which is not licensed by or subject to the supervision of the insurance department of your state of residence. Policy coverage forms and rates may not be subject to regulation by the insurance department of your state of residence. Excess/Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and therefore insureds are not protected by such funds in the event of the insurer’s insolvency. The Civilian Marksmanship Program will receive a royalty fee for the licensing of its name and trademarks as part of the insurance program offered to the extent permitted by applicable law. Not available in all states.