CMP Club News: Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association High Power Club Holds Fall Civilian Marksmanship Program Clinic
November 1, 2020Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸CMP Club News: Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association High Power Club Holds Fall Civilian Marksmanship Program Clinic
Submitted by David Kiefer
The Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association (ORSA) High Power community in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, hosted a CMP Rifle Clinic this past September, with a near record of 27 participants. The coaches were excited to see such a large percentage of first-time attendees, young and old, electing to shoot the M1/M1A Series rifle, as was done in years past. The purpose of the clinic is to teach the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship that are a foundation of not only competitions, but of all recreational shooting or hunting.
The weather was great, with many fine scores for new shooters using only a rifle sling and body position.
Since the Spring clinics were canceled due to the recent pandemic, holding the Fall clinic meant that coaches and staff took some precautions such as wearing masks, but doing it in style when folks aren’t able to social distance. Firing was conducted on every other firing point to allow coaches and students to spread out and communicate clearly.
About Oak Ridge:
The Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association (ORSA) is a collective group of hunters, archers, fishermen and other marksmen dedicated to outdoor sports and conservation. Membership to the club is open to all citizens of the United States, ages 19 or older. Holding 850 acres of land devoted to the shooting sports in a variety of disciplines, ORSA offers opportunities in shotgun Skeet and Trap, 200 to 1,000-yard rifle, a 200-yard benchrest range, along with Action Pistol bays for IDPA, USPSA, Cowboy, ICORE, Steel Challenge and 3-Gun competitions. The organization also has an Archery Range, Indoor Range and a Plinking Range.
Learn more about ORSA and how to become a member through their website at http://orsaonline.org/.
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