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The CMP makes a wide array of printed and electronic media available to assist shooters and coaches of all ages and skill levels. Topics include news & program information, marksmanship instruction, forms & technical manuals and safety & rules.

Many items are free and each are easy to order through the CMP E-Store or by completing a downloadable Publications Order Form. Shipping and handling may be charged separately depending upon the item’s source.

COACHING YOUNG RIFLE SHOOTERS BY GARY ANDERSON

The most comprehensive guide to instructing junior shooting, written by one of the nation’s premier shooters, Gary Anderson. In his 11 years of international competition, Gary has won two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship gold medals, six world records, and 16 national titles. In the 200-page book, loaded with illustrations, Gary provides coaches with all the tools needed to develop the young shooter and improve the skills of us and coming juniors. Full color instruction guide.

NLU 758 $20.95 plus S&H

Available on the CMP E-Store


CMP GUIDE TO JUNIOR PISTOL SHOOTING

A primary purpose of this CMP Guide to Junior Pistol Shooting is to promote greater participation by junior shooters in the discipline of target pistol shooting.  The Guide seeks to do this by providing information and instruction to inspire and motivate youth, parents and club leaders to become active in junior pistol pro-grams.  This Guide provides a foundational knowledge for getting started in pistol shooting and gives detailed instructions for pistol marksmanship skills that young pistol shooters must master to become successful competitive pistol shooters.

NLU #753  FREE (S&H additional)

Downloadable PDF Version


PROGRAMS FOR NEW SHOOTERS

Downloadable PDF Version

For FREE copies please email [email protected]


AIR RIFLE POSITION/SCORING POSTER SERIES

A series of four 11”x17” marksmanship instructional posters for use by instructors, coaches and parents to demonstrate correct air rifle stances to young marksmen or those interested in learning more detailed information on the fundamentals of Three-Position Air Rifle. Posters within the series include: 1) How To Build An Air Rifle Prone Position 2) How To Build An Air Rifle Standing Position 3) How To Build An Air Rifle Kneeling Position and 4) How To Manually Score An Air Rifle Target. The full-color posters have been carefully designed to allow ease in comprehension – with step-by-step instructions and photos prepared by trained CMP marksmen.

NLU# 788, $5.25


AIR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP FOR YOUTH BROCHURE

This document provides comprehensive, factual information for youth organization leaders and school administrators to consider when deciding whether to establish or approve rifle marksmanship programs. This document may also be used by youth and their parents to learn more about air rifle marksmanship.

NLU # 718 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


TEACHING RIFLE POSITIONS TO NEW JUNIOR SHOOTERS

A 12-page pamphlet detailing with text and photos the newest methods for teaching the standing, prone and kneeling positions to new shooters. Published by the CMP.

NLU# 748 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


CMP GUIDE TO RIMFIRE SPORTER, 9TH EDITION

A 48-page booklet with information on basic marksmanship skills, instructions on how to shoot the Rimfire Sporter course of fire and guidelines for organizing Rimfire Sporter Matches. The Official Rimfire Sporter rules are now published in the CMP Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches (NLU # 785).

NLU # 702 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


RIMFIRE SPORTER RIFLE SHOOTING POSTER SERIES

A series of four 11″ x 17″ marksmanship instructional posters for use by instructors and coaches who are teaching Rimfire Sporter marksmanship to youth or learning about the growing event themselves. The poster series highlights the most important teaching points for getting shooters started in Rimfire Sporter. Poster topics are: 1) How to Score Rimfire Targets, 2) Prone Position, 3) Sitting Position and 4) Standing Position. The full-color posters are designed so that they can be used in presenting instruction or they can be posted on the range.

NLU# 787 $5.25


BB GUN SHOOTING POSTER SERIES

A series of eight 11″ x 17″ marksmanship instructional posters for use by instructors and coaches who are teaching BB gun marksmanship to youth. The poster series highlights the most important teaching points for getting young BB gun shooters started in four-position marksmanship. Poster topics are: 1) Safe BB Gun Shooting, 2) Firing the Shot, 3) Supported Position, 4) Standing Position, 5) Proper Sling Use, 6) Prone Position, 7) Kneeling Position and 8) Sitting Position. The full-color posters are designed so that they can be used in presenting instruction or they can be posted on the range.

NLU# 746 $10.45 (includes S/H)

Available on the CMP E-Store

Downloadable PDF Version


HIGHPOWER RIFLE COMPETITION SHOOTING

A 3 DVD set, produced by the CMP in cooperation with the U. S. Army Service Rifle Team, with full instructions on all phases of highpower service rifle target shooting.

NLU #770DVD $36.70 each


BULLSEYE PISTOL COMPETITION SHOOTING

A 3 DVD set, produced by CMP in cooperation with the U. S. Army Service Pistol Team, with full instructions on all phases of service pistol and bullseye pistol shooting.

NLU #771DVD $36.70 each

Available on the CMP E-Store


USAMU SERVICE RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP GUIDE

An illustrated 74-page book, written by the U.S. Army Service Rifle Team, with detailed instructions on the basic and advanced skills of highpower service rifle shooting.

NLU # 780 $7.30 each

Available on the CMP E-Store


USAMU ADVANCED PISTOL GUIDE

An illustrated 113-page book, written by the U.S. Army Service Pistol Team, with detailed instructions on the basic and advanced skills of service pistol and bullseye pistol target shooting.

NLU # 778 $7.30 each

Available on the CMP E-Store


USAMU INTERNATIONAL RIFE MARKSMANSHIP GUIDE

An illustrated 113-page book, written by the U.S. Army International Rifle Team, with detailed instructions on the advanced skills of three-position smallbore and air rifle shooting.

NLU # 777 $7.30 each

Available on the CMP E-Store


USAMU INTERNATIONAL SKEET & TRAP GUIDE

A 66-page book, written by the U.S. Army International Shotgun Team, with detailed instructions on advanced skills involved in international skeet, trap and double trap shooting.

NLU # 774 $7.30 each

Available on the CMP E-Store


TOM JOHNSON’S SPORTER TIPS

An illustrated 8-page booklet with cleaning and maintenance tips as well as action upgrades that can be done with simple hand tools such as screwdrivers, a drill and a hammer. This step-by-step guide for disassembly and reassembly provides pictures and explanations for each step in the process. The booklet also discusses and illustrates stock work, showing how to modify and build up 853 and 888 stocks for better fit and performance while keeping them legal under National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules.

NLU # 716 $2.10 each

Available on the CMP E-Store


2008 YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE DVDS

If you missed the 2008 Youth Leadership Conference or if you would like to see the presentations again, a DVD set is now available for sale through CMP. This 4-DVD set includes all 12 presenters from the conference and is available for purchase for $14.95. This can make a great addition to your shooting library, reserve your copy today. Click here to review the list of presentations.

NLU # 783 $15.70

Available on the CMP E-Store


SHOOTER’S JOURNAL

An 48-page shooter’s journal suitable for use as a shooters diary to record information about personal scores and training or competition activities.

NLU # 703 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


ADVANCED SHOOTER’S JOURNAL

CMP has created the Advanced Shooter’s Journal in conjunction with the CMP Three-Position Rifle Summer Camp program. The material in this journal has been designed to address the needs of athletes who want to take their shooting beyond the beginner level, with a focus on daily and long-term goal setting. This 104-page journal will make a great addition to any junior’s toolbox.

NLU # 749 $2.00

Downloadable PDF Version

Available on the CMP E-Store


CMP RIFLE SCORE BOOK

A scorebook for CMP Games As-Issued Military Rifle Matches. Designed for shooters who practice and compete in CMP As-Issued Military Rifle events. Use the CMP Rifle Scorebook to accurately track shot groups, zeroes and changing conditions to attain optimum scores and analyze shooting results by reinforcing positive performances and identifying problems to solve.
NLU # 751 $7.30

Available on the CMP E-Store

NLU # 751AW $9.95
(All Weather Score Book)This scorebook may be used in various weather conditions and is waterproof.

Available on the CMP E-Store

MANUAL, M1 “READ THIS FIRST”

This manual discusses, in detail, every aspect of the M1 Rifle – from its basic parts and operation to loading, unloading, firing and disassembly instructions.

NLU# 700 $3.25 each


MANUAL, 1903 “READ THIS FIRST”

This manual discusses, in detail, every aspect of the 1903 Rifle – from its basic parts and operation to loading, unloading, firing and disassembly instructions.

NLU# 773 $3.25 each


CO2 INSTRUCTION POSTER

This poster demonstrates how to properly fill CO2 air rifle cylinders.

NLU # 742 Free

11×17 Poster Download
8.5×11 Poster Download


2018-2020 NATIONAL STANDARD THREE-POSITION AIR RIFLE RULES

The official rulebook for sporter and precision class three-position air rifle shooting. Also contains details on the junior EIC and Distinguished program as well as instructions for how to conduct three-position air rifle competitions.

NLU # 775 $4.95 each

Downloadable PDF Version

Available on the CMP E-Store


CMP SMALLBORE RIFLE COMPETITION RULES 

The 2020 3rd Edition of the CMP Smallbore Rifle Competition Rules governs all smallbore rifle competitions conducted by the CMP or its affiliated state associations and clubs.

NLU # 754 $4.95 each

Downloadable PDF Version

Available on the CMP E-Store


CMP HIGHPOWER RIFLE COMPETITION RULES

he 2020 24th Edition of the CMP Highpower Rifle Competition Rules governs all CMP sponsored and sanctioned Matches for Highpower Rifle events in National Trophy Matches, Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) Matches, and other CMP-sanctioned competitions.

NLU # 776 $9.95 each

Downloadable PDF Version

Available on the CMP E-Store


CMP PISTOL COMPETITION RULES

The 2020 24th Edition of the CMP Pistol Competition Rules governs all CMP sponsored and sanctioned Matches for Service Pistol and 22 Rimfire Pistol events in National Trophy Matches, Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) Matches, and other CMP-sanctioned competitions.

NLU # 760 $9.95 each

Downloadable PDF Version

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CMP GAMES RIFLE AND PISTOL COMPETITION RULES

The 2020 8th Edition of the CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Competition Rules governs all CMP Games Events: As-Issued Military Rifle Matches (Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military Rifle, Carbine, M16, Modern Military Rifle), Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match, Special M9 and M16 EIC Matches, As-Issued M1911 and Military & Service Pistol Matches and Rimfire Sporter Rifle.

NLU # 785 $9.95 each

Downloadable PDF Version

Available on the CMP E-Store


CMP SAFETY RIFLE GUIDE

A 32 page booklet; written for owners of CMP rifles. This guide includes safe gun handling rules & safety guidelines, explains how the rifle operates, range safety rules, how to deal with special problems, tips for accurate shooting, proper care of your rifle and CMP Programs for new rifle owners.

NLU # 744 $3.25 each

Downloadable PDF Version

Available on the CMP E-Store


A JUNIOR SHOOTER’S GUIDE TO AIR RIFLE SAFETY

A 20-page booklet; written for junior air rifle shooters, but it provides safety rules, procedures and guidelines that can be used by youth or adult shooters in any range firing situation.

NLU # 741 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


AIR RIFLE RANGE SAFETY RULES POSTER

This 11×17 poster is made for display on ranges and in club rooms. The poster shows basic safety rules that focus on muzzle, action and trigger, plus eight important, additional rules that must be followed on all air gun ranges.

NLU # 701 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


GUIDE TO LEAD MANAGEMENT FOR AIR GUN SHOOTING

A 20-page booklet produced jointly by USA Shooting and the CMP that summarizes test data and recommendations for best practices regarding lead management for air gun ranges.

NLU# 747 FREE

Downloadable PDF Version


RIFLE SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING CD-ROM

A CD-ROM with interactive instruction on basic rifle marksmanship skills that can be used by coaches or new shooters; shooters can use it as a self-teaching guide; contains many additional resources for use in learning target rifle skills. The CMP has documented all of the questions from the CD. Click here for the Rifle Safety & Marksmanship Training Test. Must have Windows 98 or higher to run this program. No MAC version available.

NLU # 772 $15.70 each or $10.50 each for 5 or more

Available on the CMP E-Store