Civilian Marksmanship ProgramCMP Travel GamesWESTERN CMP HIGHPOWER & CMP GAMES MATCHES

Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches

Phoenix, Arizona
March 10-19, 2023

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 competition features special hospitality events and prize awards.

Four days of Pistol Matches including a Pistol Basic Class, CMP Match Pistol 2700, CMP .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC Match, CMP EIC Service Pistol Match, CMP 1911 As-Issued Pistol Match, Military & Police Service Pistol Match and the NEW CMP Service Revolver EIC Match.

The Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches will also feature three days of Garand/Springfield/Vintage & Modern Military Matches, a Carbine Match, a Rimfire Sporter Match, a Vintage Sniper Match and a Rifle Basic Class. The CMP HP Rifle Matches include the CMP Team HP Clinic with Live Fire, a 4-Man Team Match, three days of CMP 800 Aggregate Matches and a CMP Service Rifle EIC Match.


All competitors firing on the Highpower 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 have 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.


While CMP policy prohibits endorsement of any company product or service, we would like to recognize the following companies that will award their own separate products to the top shooters of the matches. 

To become a sponsor, please fill out the CMP Matches Award Sponsorship form.
Companies may also download the CMP T-Shirt Sponsorship Form.