The CMP, in conjunction with highpower rifle experts from the military and shooting industry, conduct a number of schools and clinics each year. For beginning shooters or those in need of a refresher course the CMP and US Army Marksmanship Unit conduct the annual Small Arms Firing School for service pistol and service rifle.
In addition, the CMP offers a pair of highpower clinics in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and members of the Remington-Bushmaster rifle team. The information below explains the CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Clinic and the Advanced Adult Service Rifle Clinic.
The CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Rifle Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of the U. S. Marine Corps Rifle Team teach the clinic. The CMP provides administrative support for the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and range firing at 200, 300 and 600 yards. It is open to junior highpower rifle shooters who have previous service rifle competition experience. Juniors who are new to highpower rifle shooting are required to attend a Rifle SAFS first before registering for the USMC Clinic. The registration fee is $30.00. Registration is limited to 160 juniors. Participants in the clinic must bring their own rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive ammunition for clinic firing activities, a USMC Clinic T-shirt and certificate at the end of the clinic.
The CMP Advanced Highpower Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of Team CMP will teach the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and coached dry-firing practice. The registration fee is $40.00 for adults and $20 for juniors. Registration is limited to 75 shooters. Participants in the clinic must bring their own service rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive Clinic T-shirt and certificate.
As-Issued Military Rifle Clinics: These free one-hour clinics will cover the Garand-Springfield-Vintage Matches with instruction and demonstrations. Topics include match rules, shooting positions and techniques, scoring and pit pulling procedures and how to fire the courses of fire. The clinic is open to all competitors. Any CMP Games competitors who have not previously fired in one of these matches are required to attend a clinic before they fire. All other competitors in these matches are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the information presented.
Clinic Dates & Times at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center:
Wednesday, August 1 - 9:00-10:00 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM
Thursday, August 2 - 9:00-10:00 AM
M1 Maintenance Clinic: Saturday, August 4, 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition (Air Gun Range). CMP Armorers will present this two-hour clinic on disassembly, assembly and maintenance of M1 Garand. Special attention will be given to accurizing steps that can be taken with this rifle and still keep it legal for firing in CMP-sanctioned As-Issued Military Rifle Matches.
Infantry Trophy Clinic: Wednesday, August 1, 5:30-6:30 PM at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center (Air Gun Range) for classroom instruction (no live firing in this clinic). This clinic is taught by the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and includes classroom instruction on Infantry Trophy firing techniques. Anyone who plans to shoot in the Infantry Team Match for the first time is strongly encouraged to attend this clinic on the rules and procedures for this unique team event.