Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)
Service Rifle Matches
Ross Estabrooks, Chairman
The primary purpose of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (C.M.P.), and the D.C.M. program it is descended from, is to introduce civilian shooters to the use of high-power military type rifles. Our club holds orientation matches on the third Saturday of the month, from March through November, to introduce shooters to the world of high power rifle target shooting.
The rifles which currently can be used in these service rifle competitions are the Venerable M-1 Garand, the M-14 (M-1A), and the M-16 (AR-15). Other rifles may be allowed at the discretion of the match director. These matches are designed around first-time shooters, although there is friendly competition among the more experienced shooters. For safety reasons, we attempt to have each shooter supplied with an experienced coach/spotter. BRPC supplies the rifle (M-1 Garand or AR-15), targets and 50 rounds of ammunition for a nominal fee (currently $25 for the M-1 and $25 for the AR-15).
Our current course of fire consists of 50 rounds fired from 4 different shooting positions. These matches are open to non-members as well as members. Any individual wishing to participate need only provide eye and ear protection. Junior shooters are welcome, but must be physically able to safely handle the rifle involved. Junior shooters currently receive a $5 discount on the above prices. Shooters using their own rifle and ammunition pay only $5 to cover the cost of the targets.
By participating in these matches, shooters also have the opportunity to purchase a service grade M-1 rifle from the Civilian Marksmanship Program for use in marksmanship training and competition. Please visit the CMP website at WWW.ODCMP. ORG for more information on the purchase process and rifle availability. Match dates are posted in the clubhouse, but are always on the third Saturday of the month from March through November. The match signup and orientation begin at 9 AM, and the actual firing begins at around 10 AM. Hope to see you there !
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