Insightful and Challenging Marksmanship Events Offered at 2014 Western CMP Games
August 20, 2014Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸Insightful and Challenging Marksmanship Events Offered at 2014 Western CMP Games
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The 11th Annual Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will return to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility Oct. 10-29, 2014 to a growing crowd of enthusiastic competitors. New and experienced marksmen alike are welcome to participate in these recreation-oriented competitions.
Popular events being featured during the Western Games include the Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military, Modern Military, Rimfire Sporter, Carbine and Vintage Sniper matches. A rifle Small Arms Firing School will also be featured for the second year. The school is designed to help beginners learn the fundamentals of marksmanship and competition shooting.
The Rifle Small Arms Firing School is a great opportunity for new shooters to participate in the Western CMP Games. AR-15 rifles and ammunition are provided for the school and participants are teamed up with experienced CMP Rifle Master Instructors for on-the-line training and instruction. The CMP also offers a Garand-Springfield-Vintage Military clinic for new shooters on Saturday, Oct 11.
Special clinics will also be offered, including a two-day Remington Highpower Shooting Clinic and a Garand-Springfield-Military (GSM) Rifle Master Instructor Course – led by two-time Olympic gold medalist and DCM Emeritus Gary Anderson.
A sales tent will be on hand all four days of the Western Games for those interested in purchasing a few CMP items before hitting the firing line. Each day will end with a casual reception and an opportunity for fellowship with other competitors and CMP staff members.
The Creedmoor Cup Matches will include a 4-Man Team Match, High Power Rifle Clinic, Creedmoor EIC Match and the Creedmoor Cup Match. The Creedmoor Cup Matches will begin on October 15 and conclude on October 19.