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Sign Up Now for 2021 Camp Perry Open Event Now Featuring Smallbore

CAMP PERRY, Ohio –  The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Camp Perry Open indoor air gun match is fast approaching! Celebrating its 15th season, the 2021 Camp Perry Open will boast an exciting new schedule, including a smallbore rifle match (featuring modern scoring technology) and an educational pistol clinic – led by one of the country’s most renowned marksmen!

Traditionally held in January, the 2021 Camp Perry Open will return May 21-23, to the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio. Capacity is limited, so sign up now to save your place on the firing line!

For the first time, a smallbore match will be offered during the Camp Perry Open.

The popular event features a junior 3×20 air rifle match as well as 60 Shot air rifle and pistol competitions for adults and juniors. Welcoming athletes of all experience levels and capabilities, an adaptive shooting category is also offered under the World Shooting Para Sport classification system.

For the first time, the 2021 Camp Perry Open will include a corresponding 3×40 smallbore rifle match on May 21. The match will take place on Camp Perry’s Petrarca Range, conveniently located next to the air gun facility, and will utilize the Orion Scoring System electronic app technology.

Air pistol and air rifle athletes may choose to attend an instructional clinic, held during the Camp Perry Open.

Offering more than competition, the Camp Perry Open will host a rifle and pistol clinic in Camp Perry’s Hough Auditorium. The rifle portion will be led by current NCAA athletes, while pistol will be headed by retired Army Marksmanship Unit member and CMP pistol program coordinator, Jim Henderson.

To register for the Camp Perry Open or to learn more, visit We hope to see you there!

The Camp Perry Open pistol clinic will be led by decorated marksman, Jim Henderson.

About the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center:

The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry houses an 80-point indoor air gun range – equipped with a full line of electronic targets, powered by Kongsberg Target Systems. The targets instantly return shot scores on an LED display monitor located next to each competitor. The Competition Center is open five days a week for open public marksmanship and also offers Monthly Matches throughout the year. Rental equipment and pellets are available for a small fee.

–By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer

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

Safety guidelines will be administered while on the range, including mask protection and social distancing.

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