Registration is now open for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 13th annual Anniston Dixie Doubles Air Rifle and Air Pistol Competition, set to fire Nov. 3-5, 2022, at the South Competition Center in Alabama.
The event is fired on the state-of-the-art electronic targets housed within the facility and features two days of 60 Shot international air rifle and air pistol competitions for adults and juniors, along with a final to end each day. Additionally, a two-person (adult and junior pair) aggregate team event is held concurrently with the open shooting competition. Overall competitors are awarded each individual day as well as from the combined, two-day aggregate scores.
Hosting a variety of individuals from around the country, including Olympians and national-level athletes, the Anniston Dixie Doubles serves as a learning opportunity for new, upcoming competitors and is also a worthwhile challenge for experienced marksmen and women.
Returning to the Dixie Doubles in 2022 after a short hiatus is the exciting Target Sprint competition! Firing on Saturday, Nov. 4, participants in the Target Sprint run along a marked path, occasionally stopping to fire air rifles at five 10-meter falling targets – knocking all over before continuing the race. The first to cross the finish line wins! This fun event is open to all competitors and non-competitors, ages 10 and up, who have completed a basic rifle safety class.
Sign up now for one of the South’s most popular air gun competitions! For more information about the Anniston Dixie Doubles and to register, visit https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/dixie-double/.
— 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.