By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is excited to announce the installation of new electronic air gun targets at its indoor air gun ranges in Ohio and Alabama!
All 80 firing points at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio, and the 80 points at the Judith Legerski CMP Competition Center in Anniston, Ala., will now be equipped with Megalink 3D-Score targets. Installation on targets at Camp Perry was completed in November, while assembly is in progress in Anniston.
The Megalink targets boast some of the latest technological advancements in accuracy, including crossfire recognition and pellet speed measurement, using optical detection – all under the blanket of Megalink’s reputation of dependable, world-class products that are used by several of today’s leading national and international entities.
“We chose to go back to Megalink targets so that we may once again partner events with USA Shooting, with the possibility of also accommodating the NCAA and beyond,” said Dana Lynd, CMP’s Deputy Chief Programs Officer. “These targets are ISSF (International Sport Shooting Federation) approved and have a witness strip, allowing us to host more elite competitions in our facilities that require a specific level of precision technology.”
With the latest installation of Megalink targets, the CMP is already scheduled to hold the 2023 USA Shooting Winter Airgun Championships at Camp Perry in December as well as Part 3 of the Olympic Trails in Anniston in January 2024.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming these talented athletes to our facilities as we broaden our scope in the air gun community, and we look forward to creating partnerships with groups who share the same mission,” Lynd added.
The CMP is currently in discussions for the fate of the previous line of Kongsberg Target System (KTS) air gun targets, with 100 set to be stored out west for CMP Junior Camps and three-position competitions. The CMP’s line of outdoor KTS electronic targets will continue to be used at travel events, Alabama’s Talladega Marksmanship Park as well as at Camp Perry’s Petrarca Range.
The CMP Competition Centers are open for public use every Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. EST in Ohio and 4-7 p.m. CST in Alabama. The ranges are also open by appointment during the week, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ohio and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alabama. Individuals may bring their own equipment or may rent from the CMP. Learn more about the CMP’s Competition Centers at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-competition-centers/.
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.