Since marksmanship education and training is a key component of the CMP’s mission, there are many opportunities for experienced shooters and instructors to receive advanced training in marksmanship so it may be passed on to beginners and aspiring competitors.
The CMP, along with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and CMP Master Instructors, have expanded its outreach to other areas of the country through CMP’s Games matches and Marksmanship 101 classes held at CMP Affiliated Clubs.
The classes are structured toward teaching new shooters (both adults and youth alike), so no past firearm experience is required, though intermediate and advanced marksmen are also welcome to participate. During the course, students will learn basic instruction and firing practices, competition skills and live range firing, as well as compete in a real EIC Match.
I want to express my gratitude to the CMP Advanced Maintenance Class (AMC) instructors and staff that led and supported the February 2 – 4, 2018, class: Chris Hord, Ryan, Brent and others (I apologize for not remembering the other names). They all represented the CMP well with their knowledge, patience and professionalism.
I knew what to expect in the class by reading posts in the CMP Forum, but the actual class content and instruction exceeded my expectations. I especially liked the following about the class:
Chris Hord’s instruction (very knowledgeable and practical)
Hands on help by Chris, Ryan and Brent
The patience exhibited by Chris, Ryan and Brent
The format: PowerPoint slides and explanation, video, followed by hands on assembly
The tours: the Maintenance shop warehouse, Floyd’s special exhibit and the armory
The opportunity to pick the following parts: receiver, bolt and op rod
Shooting our rifles at the Marksmanship Park
Mark Johnson’s visit and explanation on the 1911 processThank you,
Thank you CMP, Amy and Kim for all your hard work this weekend putting on the SAFS at Douglas Ridge Rifle Club. I and everyone else had a great time we all hope you and your team will be back next year. The electronic targets where a great hit.