Competition Rulebooks

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CMP Competition Rulebooks that will govern CMP sponsored and sanctioned competitions in 2024 have now been approved by the CMP Board’s Rules Committee. All rulebooks are posted below so you can download your copies. 

The CMP competitions program began in 1996 with only two disciplines, Service Rifle and Service Pistol.  CMP competitions have now grown to include separate disciplines for Service Rifle, Service Pistol, .22 Rimfire Pistol, Service Revolver, As-Issued Military Rifle (Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military Rifle, M1 Carbine, Modern Military Rifle, Vintage Sniper Rifle), As-Issued Pistol (M9, M1911, M&P Service Pistol) and Rimfire Sporter Rifle competitions where the CMP is the national governing body.  The CMP also issues rules for Match Pistol (3-gun pistol), Long-Range and Mid-Range Rifle, Smallbore Rifle (position and prone), Air Rifle, and Air Pistol to govern events it conducts in conjunction with the National Matches, CMP Competition Games, and other match sanctioning programs.

Check the rulebooks that govern the disciplines you shoot to see this year’s changes. All changes are displayed in red, underlined text.

CMP Competition Rulebooks

Rule Interpretations and Questions

The CMP staff can interpret unclear rules, but may not modify rules. The Programs Committee of the CPRPFS Board of Directors and its Rules Sub-Committee has the sole authority to modify CMP Competition Rules.

Questions about the CMP Competitions Rulebooks, rule recommendations or to obtain a clarification or interpretation of any CMP rule, please contact the CMP Competitions Department at or (419) 635-2141, ext. 714 or 729.

For Action Pistol or Bulls-eye Pistol questions, please contact (419) 635-2141, ext. 729 or

For Smallbore Rule questions, please contact (419) 635-2141, ext. 730 or

For Air Rifle/Air Pistol questions, please contact ((419) 635-2141, ext. 702 or