Three new articles are posted on The First Shot On-Line, the CMP’s electronic newsletter.  Check The First Shot front page at
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Civilian Marksmanship Program


Veteran Shooters Share Knowledge with Young Shooters and Have Fun at Super Final Match at Camp Perry Open - Take open precision air rifle champion SFC Jason Parker for example. He certainly used the event as an opportunity to keep his game sharp in preparation for Olympic quota matches down the road but he also succeeded in his mission to promote the virtues of the US Army Marksmanship Unit. In good spirits, he also left the firing line Sunday to a chorus of jeers and taunts when he was eliminated early at a raucous Super Final match.


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Parker Wins Open Rifle While Furrer, Peck and Ibarra Lead Juniors in Rifle and 3x20 at 2011 Camp Perry Open - SFC Parker qualified with an opening 597 on Saturday and followed with a 592 the next day. He needed his impressive 700.4 Day I aggregate to outlast a determined Sowash who fired a 695.9 to lead all Day II shooters. Parker’s 103.4 and 102.5 finals were enough to ensure a four-point overall victory.


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Fort Benning icon comes back to life - By Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO, FORT BENNING, Ga. - A relic of an historic era on post is set to be revived after persistent determination by a proud unit and generous contributions from those who understand the nostalgia of the old building.  Read the complete article at


Competition for Army’s top marksmen set for March - By Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO, FORT BENNING, Ga. - The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, will host the 2011 U.S. All-Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26. The competition is open to all Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen. The 2010 championships set a record for attendance.  Read the complete article at


Offseason high power rifle practice - Kent Stonecipher, Oklahoma City Firearms Examiner - One of the better methods to keep from losing your perishable skills during the winter is to enter reduced distance matches.  On January 16, I participated in a 100 yard High Power Rifle Match at the Southern Oklahoma Sportsman's Club range near Davis, OK.  Scheduling outdoor sports in Oklahoma during the winter is risky.  The weather can be great with sunshine in the sixty degree range or it can be nasty with snow and ice.  During the winter this club holds no approved or registered matches but continues to open the range on it's regular dates if anyone's interested.  This match was bearable.  The sun was shining, there was a light breeze out of the north and the match started at 10:00 AM to give the conditions a chance to improve.  The usual small handful of hardcore participants were present and since there was only one relay and no pits are involed an 800 point match was fired in just over two hours.  Read the complete article at

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Volunteers needed during the 2011 Eastern CMP Games & Creedmoor Cup Matches. The CMP and Creedmoor are looking for volunteers to help work the matches at Camp Butner, North Carolina. Without our volunteers we would not be able to conduct the matches. We will provide lunch on the day (s) that you volunteer. Volunteers are needed 7-15 May. You can sign up to be a volunteer by clicking this link If you are a competitor and would like to volunteer when you are not shooting please sign up and note that in your registration. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Roguski at


2011-2012 CMP College Scholarships for JROTC and ROTC Rifle Shooters.  The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will provide scholarship assistance to encourage and reward outstanding and deserving students in JROTC/ROTC programs who also excel in rifle team programs at their schools. The CMP seeks applications from high school seniors who will enroll in a four-year college or university or from college students who are already in pursuit of a four-year degree.  The CMP will award a combined maximum of 75 $1000 one-year ROTC scholarships on the basis of merit to selected Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC, and Army and Navy ROTC applicants during the current school year for undergraduate college or university study. For more information or to download the scholarship application and regulations, visit


2011 GSM Master Instructor Workshops Announced.  Experienced rifle marksmanship instructors and shooters who would like to receive advanced training and be certified as “Master Instructors” to teach CMP-sanctioned Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military Rifle or Rimfire Sporter Clinics are invited to apply to attend a CMP Master Instructor Training Workshop.  The GSM Master Instructor Workshops are:


5-6 March, Anniston

6-7 May, Camp Butner


Visit for more information or to download an application form.


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31 Jan 2011

CMP Affiliated clubs now have several sanctioned matches to choose from - Many clubs were having almost mini-style Eastern/Western Games matches and Competition Tracker at the time did not have a way to list the same individual firing different rifles or re-entry scores without creating separate matches or even multiple events in one match.

The good news is Competition Tracker is now set up to show a 3-Gun Aggregate (Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military or G-S-M) for club level matches. Additionally, we are also set up to show re-entry scores for club level matches. Any competitor in a club sanctioned match may fire any three rifles and the same rifle twice in the same match simply by re-entering.


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CMP Approves Two Aiming Aids for use in Service Rifle Competition - The CMP has now approved two commercial rear sight inserts for use in Service Rifle competitions.  The rectangular rear aperture insert produced by ShootingSight LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio ( and the SR MicroSight produced by Stallings Machine of Senoia, Georgia ( are now legal for use in CMP-sanctioned Service Rifle matches beginning with the 2011 shooting season. Read the complete Press Release at