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CMP Releases 2022 Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship 101 Course Schedule

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released its annual lineup of hands-on rifle and pistol learning opportunities offered around the country throughout the calendar year!

The CMP’s Marksmanship 101 Courses are designed to train individuals on rifle or pistol essentials and competition basics in a closely monitored setting. Utilizing the talents of qualified CMP staff and world-class instructors, participants learn through classroom discussion and active training on the range. Near the conclusion of course, students apply all they have learned in a true M16 rifle or M9 pistol match, fired under close supervision of the mentors on the line.

The Marksmanship 101 classes are a combination of live range and classroom training.

The courses are designed to accommodate those familiar with marksmanship as well as those completely new to the sport, so previous knowledge and experience is not required. Firearms and ammo will be provided by the CMP. Personal shooting jackets and gloves are permitted on the range, while hearing and eye protection are required during live firing.

Current Marksmanship 101 Rifle and Pistol Courses set for 2022 include:

  • May 14-15 –Douglas Rifle Club, Eagle Creek, Oregon
  • June 18-19 – Fairfax Rod and Gun Club, Manassas, Virginia
  • Oct. 1-2 – Illinois State Rifle Association, Bonfield, Illinois

A Range Officer Class for both rifle and pistol will also be offered at the events, held a day prior to the start of the courses. Those who take the class will be educated on all of the details needed to become a representative of safety on the range during CMP sponsored and sanctioned competitions.

Certified CMP instructors and industry leaders train individuals in a one-on-one setting during the courses.

Registration for the Marksmanship 101 Courses will open Jan. 15, 2022. Classes are limited, so please sign up in advance! Walk-ins will be permitted, so long as the maximum number of participants does not exceed 90.

Outside of its own schedule, Marksmanship 101 Courses are also offered throughout the year at various CMP events:

RIFLE:

  • March 12, 2022 – Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, Arizona
  • April 23, 2022 – Eastern CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Camp Butner, North Carolina
  • July 30-31, 2022 – National Matches, RIFLE SAFS, Camp Perry, Ohio
  • Sept. 18, 2022 – New England CMP HP Rifle & CMP Games Matches, Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont
  • Oct. 16, 2022 – Oklahoma CMP HP Rifle & CMP Games Matches, Oklahoma City Gun Club, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov. 14, 2022 – Talladega 600, CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, Talladega, Alabama

PISTOL:

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  • March 11, 2022 – Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, Arizona
  • April 22, 2022 – Eastern CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Camp Butner, North Carolina
  • July 12, 2022 – National Matches, PISTOL SAFS, Camp Perry, Ohio
  • Sept. 18, 2022 – New England CMP HP Rifle & CMP Games Matches, Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vermont
  • Oct. 16, 2022 – Oklahoma CMP HP Rifle & CMP Games Matches, Oklahoma City Gun Club, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov. 15, 2022 – Talladega 600, CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, Talladega, Alabama

For more information on the Marksmanship 101 Classes, visit the CMP website at  https://thecmp.org/training-tech/marksmanship-101/. Questions on Marksmanship 101 may be directed to Amy Cantu at 419-635-2141, ext. 602, or acantu@thecmp.org.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto  www.TheCMP.org.

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