Dixie Double Air Gun Event Moves to New Date in November
September 14, 2016Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸Dixie Double Air Gun Event Moves to New Date in November
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Traditionally held at the end of the month, the 8th Annual Dixie Double Air Rifle and Pistol Competition is now even closer, set to be fired on Nov. 4-6, 2016, at the newly renovated Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) South Competition Center in Anniston, Ala. Hosting some of the best marksmen and women from around the nation, the Dixie Double serves as a learning opportunity for upcoming shooters as well as a worthwhile challenge for experienced competitors.
The match, open to men, women and juniors, is a two-day event where participants fire 60 record standing shots each day, along with a final. A two-man aggregate team event is also held concurrently with the open shooting competition. Overall competitors are awarded each invidividual day as well as from the combined, two-day aggregate scores.
Unique to the Dixie Double is the Target Sprint competition – open to all competitors and non-competitors, ages 10 and up, who have completed a basic rifle safety class. During the event, participants run along a path, occasionally stopping to fire air rifles at five 10-meter falling targets, knocking all over before continuing on. The first to cross the finish line wins!
The renovated South Range is located within the CMP South Competition Center – now home to the CMP Store and 80, 10-meter air gun firing points. Each point is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic targets, which allow instant shot displays to both competitors and spectators.