CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released its lineup of 2023 Monthly Matches, featuring air rifle and air pistol events for a variety of ages and experience levels.
Each match is held at the Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Anniston, Ala., and the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio. Both facilities are equipped with 80-point indoor air gun ranges filled with CMP’s own electronic target line.
Staple events offered at the Monthly Matches are a Junior 3×10, 60 Shot Air Rifle Standing and 60 Shot Air Pistol as well as 3×20 Three-Position (3P) for Adult and Junior athletes. Top scorers at each range are recognized with special Monthly Match medals. Competitors may also earn EIC points toward a Distinguished Air Rifle, Air Pistol or Junior Distinguished Badge.
“Monthly Matches are a great way to experience both 3P and 60 shot matches in the same event,” said Catherine Green, North Range coordinator. “I’m excited about the addition of Adult 3P and hope to see a lot of former juniors come back to 3P Air.”
Monthly Matches currently scheduled for the 2023 season:
- Jan. 21
- March 11
- April 29
- Sept. 16
- Oct. 14
- Nov. 18
For additional fun, a Monthly Match League is available for those athletes who fire in four or more Monthly Matches throughout the year. The top five individuals in Junior 3×20 Precision/Sporter and Open 60 Shot Air Rifle/Air Pistol events earn prize money based on the number of participants. Places first through third also earn plaques for their performances.
For more on the Monthly Matches and registration info, visit https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/monthly-air-rifle-and-air-pistol-matches/.
About CMP Competition Centers:
The Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Alabama includes the CMP South Store, which is fully stocked with equipment and memorabilia needs. The Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio features cases of authentic Olympic and other memorabilia from the career of celebrated American marksman, Gary Anderson, for observers to enjoy.
Each of CMP’s indoor air gun facilities holds an 80-point range, equipped with innovative electronic targets. The venues regularly host local, state and national competitions as well as Open Marksmanship, which allows visitors of virtually any age and experience level to test out air rifles or air pistols with the guidance of qualified CMP staff members.
To learn more, visit https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/.
— By Ashley Dugan, 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 www.TheCMP.org.