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Civilian Marksmanship Program
Mike Cornell

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) promotes firearms safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth.

This event will be held on April 21st, May 19th, June 16th and July 21th, August 18, 2024 from 9am to 3pm on range 8.

PCSI usually has three or four CMP high power matches/clinics  These matches/clinics are perfect for the beginner interested in High Power shooting, but also offer experienced shooters an organized shoot for practice.  As with all of the matches at PCSI, membership in PSCI is NOT required to participate.  The costs are: members $11, non-members $16, juniors (under 18) $1.  If you use our rifles (shooting club ammunition is required) or would like to shoot CMP ammunition there is an additional cost is $10.  You may shoot any United States Military standard issue rifle or civilian equivalent (Krag to AR-15).  You will need 60 rounds of ammunition for the match.

If you have never shot in a PCSI CMP match, you need to arrive at 9:00 A.M. for the safety briefing and instruction.  Since our shoots are geared to beginners and novices: course of fire, M1 Garand operation, scoring, positions, paperwork, and sling usage are discussed.  There will be time for lunch before match, so bring a lunch or run into town.  If you've participated previously, you need to arrive at 11:00 for sign up and position assignments.  The first shots go down range at 12:00 P.M.

New shooters are paired with experienced shooters for the match and get some instruction during the match, along with some On the Job Training.  The experienced shooters fire 24 rounds from the prone position, then the new shooter fires 24 rounds.  The first flight of shooters then finishes out the course of fire with 36 rounds shot from standing, sitting, and prone.  The second flight of shooters then finishes out.  The matches usually wrap up around 5:00 P.M.  Ice water and soda are available, but feel free to bring your own. What do you need to participate?  At the minimum: $21 (as a member and using a club loaner rifle), liability form, ear protection, and eye protection.  Other items that can make life easier: spotting scope, shooting mat or pad, snacks, beverages, sunscreen, sweatshirt/shooting jacket/shooting shirt.

The club also has two AR-15s that are available for women or juniors to use during the course of the matches.

NOTE: Junior shooters under 18 must have attended a PCSI Junior Highpower clinic to  participate.

At the completion of the Match/Clinic you will receive a certificate documenting your participation.  This certificate qualifies for documentation to purchase firearms, ammo, and parts from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  Please see:

If you are interested in an introduction to High Power shooting, practice for Camp Perry, or bragging rights with your buddies. Please join PCSI for the organized but informal PCSI CMP Matches/Clinics.

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