Reichert Claims 4-Gun Aggregate, Springfield Record at CMP’s 2022 Talladega D-Day Event
June 28, 2022Civilian Marksmanship Program▸State Director▸Alabama▸Reichert Claims 4-Gun Aggregate, Springfield Record at CMP’s 2022 Talladega D-Day Event
Richard Reichert, 68, of Vienna, Illinois, was the recipient of the special 4-Gun rifle aggregate award at the 2022 Talladega D-Day Matches. The event was held June 8-12 at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama. Reichert’s outstanding performances in the Garand, Vintage Military, Modern Military and Springfield Matches earned him the 3-Gun rifle aggregate honor and the overall win in the 4-Gun category, where he received a new stock donated by Dupage Trading Company. Reichert also set a new Springfield D-Day Match record, firing an excellent score of 285-7X.
Additional donations to match winners were given by the Garand Collectors Association, which presented CMP Gift Certificates to the overall leading competitor of the Garand Match and the second place finishers in the Vintage Sniper Semi-Auto category.
Talladega’s D-Day event commemorates the anniversary of the 1944 Allied Forces landing at France’s Normandy Beach, paying tribute to the valiant heroes of the World War II generation through a variety marksmanship competitions and activities scattered throughout the 500 acres of Talladega Marksmanship Park. Such matches held during the week included classic service rifle and vintage rifle competitions mixed with challenging pistol opportunities. Modern matches, such as the Garand Iron Man EIC introduced at last year’s D-Day, returned to the event for guests to enjoy in 2022.
Leading the Service M1 Garand category of the new Iron Man match was Scott Godwin, 47, of Auburn, Alabama, with a score of 471-7X, as Steven Dekich, 64, also of Auburn, fired a score of 441-4X to claim the win in the As-Issued M1 Garand category.
Andrew Granberry, 59, of Germantown, Tennessee, broke his own D-Day Match record he had set last year within the As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match Course – crushing his previous score of 349-9X by nearly 20 points. He went on to set another new match record in the Military & Police Pistol Match by just one point, accumulating a score of 360-8X overall.
Granberry overtook the record from Kyle Kirschenmann, 58, of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, who made up for losing one record by setting another in the Roosevelt Commemorative rifle match with a score of 287-5X. It was only three points above the previous record, which Kirschenmann set himself at last year’s D-Day event.
Also claiming a new match record was team Watson Squared, James and Curt Watson, who earned a score of 393-15X in the Vintage Sniper Manual Match. The pair narrowly surpassed the previous record of 393-12X – besting the score by x-count.
Other overall results of the 2022 Talladega D-Day Match include:
Benchrest Garand Match: Charlotte Carroll, 15, Opelika, Alabama – 283-5X
Garand Iron Man EIC Service M1 Garand: Scott Godwin, 47, Auburn, Alabama – 471-7X
Garand Iron Man EIC As-Issued M1 Garand: Steven Dekich, 64, Auburn, Alabama – 441-4X
Garand Match: Joseph McMillan, 62, Greenville, North Carolina – 287-5X
Springfield Match: Richard Reichert, 68, Vienna, Illinois – 285-7X
Vintage Military Match: Geoff Bateman, 61, Powder Springs, Georgia – 285-8X
3-Gun Aggregate: Richard Reichert, 68, Vienna, Illinois – 826-10X
Roosevelt Commemorative Match: Kyle Kirschenmann, 58, Tellico Plains, Tennessee – 287-5X
Special 4-Gun Aggregate Award: Richard Reichert, 68, Vienna, Illinois – 1099-13X
Carbine Match: Timothy Adamson, 49, Hueytown, Alabama – 347-8X
As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match: Andrew Granberry, 59, Germantown, Tennessee – 366-5X
Military & Police Pistol Match: Andrew Granberry, 59, Germantown, Tennessee – 360-8X
Vintage Sniper Manual: Watson Squared (James Watson, Curt Watson) – 393-15X
Vintage Sniper Semi-Automatic: ADBD (Brian Dobish, Amy Dobish) – 361-5X
View a complete list of results of the D-Day Match on the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/2022TallDDa9yResults. Photos of the match are available for viewing and free download at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/f727817099.
About Talladega Marksmanship Park:
Talladega Marksmanship Park, “The Home of Marksmanship,” hosts rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery opportunities for guests to enjoy. The park Club House consists of 13,000 square feet of useable space and includes CMP’s Pro Shop, which is loaded with firearms, ammunition, shooting accessories and CMP memorabilia.
The facility is open to the public all year long, Wednesday through Sunday. Find a list of monthly events and other happenings at the Talladega Marksmanship Park by visiting the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/.