CMP Hosts Ribbon Cutting of New Electronic Target Range at Camp Perry
July 14, 2016Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸CMP Hosts Ribbon Cutting of New Electronic Target Range at Camp Perry
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
CAMP PERRY, Ohio – All are invited to join the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) on Thursday, July 21, as the organization hosts a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the installation of its new electronic rifle and pistol targets on Petrarca Range at Camp Perry. The equipment is marketed by CMP Targets, with technology provided by Kongsberg Target Systems (KTS). The ceremony will also commemorate the CMP’s 20th anniversary and the on-going partnership between the CMP and the Ohio National Guard.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will include cake, cookies and light refreshments until 11 a.m., with the range remaining open until 5 p.m. Guests are welcome to test out the new targets with AR-15 rifles and M9 pistols, available for loan by the CMP, if needed.
Petrarca Range will be open throughout the National Matches (happening now through August 9) to allow competitors and visitors to take their own shots on the KTS targets for FREE. During this time, guests are encouraged to bring their own rifle, pistol and ammo to use at the range as no rentals will be available other than the day of the Ribbon Cutting.
After the National Matches are over in August, the range will be open several Mondays for Open Public Shooting, where only a small fee will be required to fire upon some of the most advanced marksmanship technology available today. Stop out and take a shot for yourself!
Camp Perry is located on the shores of Lake Erie, only six miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2. The entrance is marked by its signature stone towers and checkered water towers standing in the distance.
KTS Electronic Targets work through the power of acoustics – “hearing” the shot and accurately determining its location. With extensive use by ranges in 30 nations for over 20 years by Kongsberg Target Systems and even more experience received in-house by the CMP, the accuracy of these electronic targets is unlike anything else in the United States. The CMP is proud to share with its loyal customers and competitors these targets that are certain to be known as the way of the future.
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.