I have never fired a rifle or pistol before. How do I get started in competitive shooting?
November 11, 2013Civilian Marksmanship Program▸Communications▸I have never fired a rifle or pistol before. How do I get started in competitive shooting?
The first thing CMP recommends is the Small Arms Firing School course held each year at the National Matches. Conducted by the CMP and the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, new shooters get classroom time with the best instructors in the nation followed by dry-firing practice, a practice match and concluding with an actual competition. In pistol SAFS you’ll learn to safely and successfully fire the M9 or Beretta 9mm service pistol. In rifle SAFS you’ll learn the same skills using an M16/AR15 service rifle. Once complete, you’ll be ready to take the next step to competitive marksmanship.