Open Public Range Schedule Released for CMP’s Electronic Targets at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio –  The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released its 2018 schedule for Petrarca Range on the grounds of Camp Perry – a public gun range which features electronic targets designed to withstand both rifle and pistol firing.

Competitors on Petrarca Range are shielded from the elements by an overhead covering.

The range will be open every Monday from from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., beginning April 16, and Mondays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., beginning May 7, until October when the time will change to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The range will remain open until Nov. 19, 2018, when it will close for the season. 

View a complete Petrarca Range schedule here: http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/Petrarca-Range-Schedule.pdf.

Petrarca will also remain open almost daily during the duration of the National Matches at Camp Perry in July. A more specific schedule will be released around National Match time.

Competitors may fire in the Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Military Rifle match held at Camp Perry.

The range will be CLOSED the following days within the year:

  • May 28 – Memorial Day
  • July 9
  • Aug 27
  • Sept 3 – Labor Day
  • Oct 8 – Columbus Day
  • Nov 12 – Veterans Day

Petrarca is home to 10 rifle targets set up at 100 yards and 5 pistol targets set up at either 25 or 50 yards. For those interested in short-range zeroing, the targets can also accurately simulate 200, 300 and 600 yards. Benches are available for those wishing to have extra support while firing.

In addition to Open Public days, match days have also been added to the Petrarca schedule. Currently, a GSMM (Garand, Springfield, Vintage/Modern Military) match is set for Saturday, May 19, with other tentative matches expected to be added throughout the year.

Guests must provide his/her own equipment and ammo (no larger than .30-06 and no 300 Win Mag ammo or armor piercing ammo). Ammo will also be available for purchase at the range. A small fee of $10/hour (or $25 for 3 hours) is all it costs to fire on Petrarca Range. CMP staff will be present at all times during the Open slots to ensure safety procedures are followed and to answer any questions about the electronic target system.

More About Petrarca Range:

Monitors on each firing point display shots on the firing line. There is no pit duty or walking to targets to view shots.

CMP Targets at Petrarca Range is powered by the Kongsberg Target Systems (KTS) of Norway. With the use of electronic targets, marksmen no longer need to walk downrange to change paper or use a scope to score – simply approach the firing line and watch shots instantly score and appear on monitors located at each firing point. For more information, visit the Petrarca Range page on the CMP website at http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-targets-at-petrarca-range/.

Where is Petrarca Range?

Petrarca Range is located at the Camp Perry Training Facility near the shores of Lake Erie, only six miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2. Camp Perry’s entrance is marked by its signature stone towers and checkered water tower in the distance.

About KTS Electronic Targets:

KTS Electronic Targets work through the power of acoustics – “hearing” the shot and accurately determining its location. With extensive use by ranges in 30 nations for over 20 years by Kongsberg Target Systems and additional experience received in-house by the CMP, the accuracy and ease of these electronic targets make marksmanship even more enjoyable for every age and experience level.

6 Responses

  1. I still want to help at range as volunteer and have filled out app. , but have not heard from CMP. I am computer challenged (LOL) I am local (Sylacauga) and former firearms instructor - Shelby, Jefferson Co. SO . certified Glock armorer . Thanks in advance Bear
    • I'll forward your message to Vera, our Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you!
  2. Just wondering if the range will be open during the national matches other than Monday?
    • Yes, the range will be open daily throughout the National Matches once firing is complete on Rodriguez. A NM schedule is being drafted and will be released soon.
  3. Will range be open 2 July even if it rains?
    • Yes, the range is open even if it rains. Lighting would cause us to cease fire.

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