National CMP Games Events
National CMP Games Events History
In 1998, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) inaugurated the John C. Garand Match and, with it, an exciting new concept in target competition.
The Garand Match is a unique competition where shooters fire older “as-issued” military rifles over a course of fire that makes target shooting attractive to the average shooter. The availability of surplus M1 and other older military rifle make target shooting accessible to thousands of shooters, many of whom do not participate in traditional target competitions. The Garand Match allows shooters to reenact military and marksmanship history and features camaraderie and a relaxed, fun-filled, yet challenging experience.
In response to the growing popularity of the Garand Match, the CMP established other competitions of the same type that now include the Springfield Rifle Match, Vintage Military Rifle Match, Rimfire Sporter Match, M1 Carbine Match, Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match and Modern Military Rifle Match. Together, these matches have come to be known as “CMP Games Matches.”
- Online Registration – Registration opens March 1st
- Paper Registration
- 2023 Rifle Schedule
- Official Rifle Program
- HP Rifle Long Range Relay Rotation Schedule
- National Match Calendars
- CMP Competition Rules
- CMP National Games Events Awards
- 2022 Rifle Results
- 2022 Photos
NATIONAL MATCHES CAMPS, CLINICS, AND SCHOOLS
National Trophy Rifle week at Camp Perry is always the biggest and most active week during the National Matches. In addition to the competitions themselves, there are many schools, clinics and special activities that combine to make this week a complete shooting sports experience for everyone who comes to the National Matches. Click here for more details.
CMP COMPETITION TRACKER AND INTERNET RESULTS POSTING
The CMP will post National Match scores fired during the day on the Internet just as soon as scorecards come in. Tell your shooting club, team members and family members that they also can watch National Match results on the CMP web site at https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=reportResultsListing&filter=designation&filter_value=NATIONAL.
NATIONAL MATCHES AIR GUN EVENTS
The National Matches Air Gun Matches will take place during the National Matches at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center with its 80-point electronic target equipped range. Daily air gun matches programs will feature 30-shot pistol matches each day. A regular squadded National Matches Air Pistol Championship with a 60 shot course of fire may be fired on a date of each competitor’s choice. Check the National Matches Air Gun Events program for firing times. National Matches pistol competitors are encouraged to bring their air pistols to Camp Perry and to plan to compete in the daily re-entry matches and the 60-shot National Matches Air Pistol Championship.
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 National Matches.