Civilian Marksmanship ProgramCMP Travel GamesWESTERN CMP HIGHPOWER & CMP GAMES MATCHES

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced the cancellation of multiple CMP Games events and CMP activities due to increased health concerns brought on by the COVID-19 virus outbreak.  The CMP made its decisions based on the recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read our Special Notice.

Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches

Phoenix, Arizona
13-22 March 2020

The Western CMP Games and HP Matches at Ben Avery Shooting Facility, AZ Will Be Conducted as Scheduled

Participants need to be mindful of sound general health practices to help prevent communication of the virus (frequent hand washing, social distance with others, etc.).

Also, please note Muffin But The Best will not be selling daily lunches this year.

Participants fired on CMP electronic targets throughout the duration of the Western Games.

The Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program, will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Arizona.

The CMP Games Matches include Rifle Marksmanship 101 & M16 Match, Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military Matches, Carbine Match, Rimfire Sporter match and Vintage Sniper Team Match. The CMP Highpower Matches include a 4-Man Team Match followed by three CMP 800 Aggregate Matches and an EIC Service Rifle Match. 


All Competitors firing on the High Power range will be firing on Kongsberg Electronic Targets (KTS). The KTS system registers each shot and relays the location and score value to a monitor beside each shooter on the firing line. Electronic Target Scoring Rules are available here.

There will also be a GSM New Shooter Clinic, a Highpower Rifle Clinic and an M1 Maintenance Clinic held during the Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches.  CMP Sales will be at the event with a limited supply of rifles.  They will also have ammunition and CMP memorabilia available for purchase.   

For answers to questions about the Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, contact the CMP at [email protected] or call (888) 267-0796, ext. 714.


The Ben Avery (Black Canyon) Shooting Facility is located 25 miles north of Phoenix, AZ. It is ½ mile west of I-17 on the Carefree Highway (Exit 223).

A map to the facility from the Interstate is located at http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/ben_avery.shtml.

For directions of the facility and shooting ranges once you get to Ben Avery, please click here.


Upon entering the Ben Avery Shooting Facility off Carefree Highway, you will follow the entrance road north. As this entrance road turns to the west, you will notice the first range entrance as being the smallbore range. The next parking lot entrance will be the Activity Center. This entrance will be on your right.

Where to Stay

Competitors who plan to stay overnight near the Ben Avery Shooting Facility should stay north of the Phoenix area (visit the Area Accommodations page). There are numerous motels in this area, many with attractively priced rooms. There are also RV sites and camp sites at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The camping area has electricity, water and toilet facilities available during the matches for competitors only.

For information about RV and camp sites at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, click here.


Once confirmation is received, sponsors logos will be listed. If you are interested in becoming a Match Sponsor, please contact Christina Roguski at [email protected] or call (419) 635-2141, ext. 714.