Civilian Marksmanship Program – CMP

JuniorCMP-smallCurrent match offerings:
*.22 Rim Fire Off-Hand Match, 50 yards, Tuesday evenings, April through June.
High power rifle 50 round National Match Course, 100 yards, 3rd. Sunday of each month.
* .22 rim fire Bench Rest, 100 yards, Tuesday evenings, April through June.
* .22 rim fire Prone Match, 100 yards, Tuesday evenings, July through September.
* .22 rim fire Special F-Class (prone or bench), 100 yards, Tuesday evenings, July through September.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) promotes firearms safety  training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with  special emphasis on youth. The CMP operates through a network of  affiliated shooting clubs and associations that covers every state in  the United States. MFR&G Club offers firearms safety training and marksmanship courses as well as the opportunity for continued  practice and competition.

The CMP was created by the U.S. Congress. The original purpose was to  provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship  skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve  the U.S. military. Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted  to focus on youth development through marksmanship. From 1916 until  1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. In 1996 the National  Defense Authorization Act created the Corporation for the Promotion  of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety, Inc. to take over administration  of the CMP.

The CMP supports affiliated organizations with a series of programs.  CMP programs for its affiliates include the sale, at subsidized  prices, of ammunition and rifles suitable for target training.

Stop by for a match sometime and see what it’s all about.