By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
ANNISTON, Ala. – Registration is now open for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Dixie Double Air Rifle and Air Pistol Competition, set to fire Nov. 2-3, 2019, in Alabama.
Hosting some of the best men, women and junior competitors from around the country, including members of the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) and other national-level athletes, the Dixie Double serves as a learning opportunity for upcoming shooters as well as a worthwhile challenge for experienced marksmen.
The event features two days of 60 shot international rifle and pistol competitions for adults and juniors, fired simultaneously, along with a final to end each day. A two-person aggregate team event is also held concurrently with the open shooting competition. Overall competitors are awarded each individual day as well as from the combined, two-day aggregate scores.
The Dixie Double’s Target Sprint competition will be on the schedule again in 2019, firing on Satruday, Nov. 2, and open to all competitors and non-competitors, ages 10 and up, who have completed a basic rifle safety class. During the event, participants run along a path, occasionally stopping to fire air rifles at five 10-meter falling targets, knocking all over before continuing on. The first to cross the finish line wins!
In addition to competitive opportunities, the talented members of the AMU will host an open clinic on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Those attending will be able to learn more about the fundamentals of marksmanship and are free to ask any questions throughout the training.
Sign up now for one of the South’s most popular air gun competitions, held within the CMP South Competition Center. The facility is home to the CMP Store and 80, 10-meter air gun firing points. Each point is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic targets, which allow instant shot displays to both competitors and spectators.
For more information about the Dixie Double, visit http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/dixie-double/.
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.