Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)


Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP Website) is a bulls-eye target sport that is intended for US Service rifles and NRA match rifles. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) replaced the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (ODCM) program ran by the Department of Defense.

CMP rules require a center-fire rifle with iron-sights and open bolt indicators. NRA High Power Rifle Rules also apply. Shooters will need a rifle that holds at least 5 rounds and can be reloaded quickly.

Matches are generally held the fourth Saturdays of the month from January through July. Start time is 8:45 AM and matches usually last about 3 hours. The course of fire is 88 rounds at 100 yards.

Entry fees are $10 for members and $15 to non-members. Only club members may use club M1 rifles and purchase ammo from the club for $88 for the match.

Club Rifles

The CMP Program has a number of Club M1 Garand rifles that are available for club members to borrow. Please call before the match to confirm availability of club rifles and ammunition. The rifle may be used by Club members only when the following provisions have been met:

  1. The shooter must be a Club member.
  2. The shooter must have previously participated in a CMP match or have taken a CMP workshop
  3. The shooter must be familiar with the M1 Garand rifle and be able to safely demonstrate how to load, unload, make safe, and fire the rifle.
  4. If the shooter is not familiar with the M1 Garand rifle, they may attend our workshop. We will introduce new shooters to the M1 Garand rifle. At the end of the course the shooter will be able to safely load, unload, make safe, and shoot the M1 rifle from Offhand, Sitting, Kneeling, and Prone positions using a military or web sling. Upon completion of the course, the shooter will be able to fully participate in the CMP matches and use a Club rifle.
  5. It must be emphasized that the M1 Garand rifle weighs 10 pounds empty and is chambered in .30-06 caliber. Please consider the age, experience, and abilities of any shooter wishing to shoot a large, heavy, hard-recoiling rifle.
  6. Any shooter who uses a Club M1 Garand rifle must stay after the match and clean the rifle that they used. This will take approximately 30-minutes after the match.