Talladega 600 Postponed Due to Hurricane Zeta Storm Damage
November 3, 2020Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸Talladega 600 Postponed Due to Hurricane Zeta Storm Damage
Talladega, AL – The Civilian Marksmanship Program must postpone its November Talladega 600 rifle and pistol event due to storm damage to portions of the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park.
The annual event, scheduled for November 16-22, will likely be rescheduled in January or February, the determination to be made after surveying the preference of the CMP competitors who were originally registered for the event.
“Our facility suffered electrical damage to portions of our targetry when Hurricane Zeta made landfall in our area,” said Mark Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of the CMP.
“Key components necessary to repair the system ship from Norway, and we cannot be sure that that repairs will be completed by November 16th,” he said.
The CMP will reschedule the event as quickly as possible to best fit the schedule of the more 125+ competitors who had registered for the event.
The CMP Talladega 600 event features a wide variety of service rifle matches, pistol matches and vintage and rimfire rifle games events, education and training opportunities.
“Participants can expect to hear from us soon to determine the best time slot to get the competition back on track,” Johnson said. “We recently performed a number of upgrades to our highpower range, so the timing of the damaging storms is unfortunate. As always, we want to provide our participants with the best experience possible.”
Scheduled Slate of Events at the Talladega 600:
M1 Garand Rifle Benchrest Test Match
GSM Master Instructor Course
Rifle Marksmanship 101 Course with M16 Special EIC Match
Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Modern Military Rifle Matches
M1 Carbine Rifle Match
4-Man Team HP Service Rifle Match
Dixie Double HP Service Rifle Match
Congressional 30 HP Service Rifle Match
Military & Police Service Pistol Match
EIC Service Pistol Match
CMP M1A Modern Military Rifle Match
CMP .22 Rimfire EIC Pistol Match
Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match
Rimfire Sporter Benchrest Test Match
Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match
Range and Match Sponsors:
Glock Perfection Pistol
White Oak Armament
Dupage Trading Company
Garand Collectors Association
Hi-Lux Precision Optics
Loader Monkey Ammunition
For more information about the CMP, CMP Talladega and CMP marksmanship and education opportunities, log onto www.TheCMP.org.