By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Currently, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Oklahoma CMP Games is still set to take place on Oct. 12-18, 2020, at the Oklahoma City Gun Club.
Registration for the event featuring popular outdoor rifle and pistol competitions such as the M1 Garand, Carbine, Springfield, Vintage/Modern Military, Rimfire Sporter, Vintage Sniper, along with As-Issued 1911 and Military & Police Service Pistol matches (among others) is now open.
The CMP Highpower Matches (formerly known as the CMP Cup Matches) are also included on the schedule, which will include two days of 80 Shot competition, followed by a 4-Man Team Match and EIC Service Rifle Match.
The Oklahoma CMP Games matches are suited for new or experienced competitors of virtually all ages and sizes. All highpower rifle competitions will be fired on CMP Targets – a user-friendly electronic target system that instantaneously produces shot placement and eliminates the need for pit duty while allowing quicker matches and less physical strain.
Along with competitive matches, a rifle Marksmanship 101 course (previously known as the Small Arms Firing School) is scheduled to instruct beginning and experienced marksmen in the classroom and on the firing line, with the help of CMP staff and certified instructors. Those in attendance will learn rifle handling, shot technique and safety, followed by firing in an actual M16 EIC match.
Additionally, an introductory New Shooter Clinic will be held for those who have never fired in a CMP Games match. CMP Custom Shop Armorers also hold a M1 Maintenance Clinic during the event.
All squadding for the 80 Shot Matches, EIC Rifle Match and GSMM Matches will be done prior to the event. If there are any special requests, they will need to be indicated upon registration or by emailing Competitions@TheCMP.org.
The Club Pay Back Program will also be honored during the Oklahoma Games, which allows $5.00 per competitor will be awarded to any CMP Affiliated Club that has five or more of their members attending and participating in the marksmanship competitions held at the event. The club members will need to present his or her club ID card at any of our Travel Games.
For official match information and to register for the Oklahoma Games, visit https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/cmp-games-oklahoma/.
**Although it is our hope to hold our upcoming events we will follow the guidelines for the states we are traveling to. We continue to monitor the recommended state guidelines and will update with changes or requirements.
About the CMP Travel Games:
The Travel Games are regional competitions held in different corners of the country throughout the year, featuring exclusive CMP rifle and pistol outdoor events. A common part of the CMP schedule for the last decade, the Games are centered around recreation-oriented competition and educational activities that are designed to accommodate experienced marksmen as well as those just beginning the sport. To learn more, visit the CMP website at http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/.
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.