Category Archives: The First Shot

The First Shot – CMP Online Magazine

CMP Seeking Assistance for 2020 National Rifle and Pistol Matches

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer/Editor The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is in search of individuals to serve as members of our Support Team during the 2020 National Matches rifle and pistol events, held in July and August at the historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Base in Ohio. The CMP National Match (NM) Support Team will be...
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Coaching for Accuracy: Improving Your Trigger Technique

Submitted by Hannah Sones of ELEY Test range manager for ammunition manufacturer ELEY and GB coach, Martyn Buttery, knows a thing or two about shooting in the center of the target. Here, he gives his advice on perfecting your trigger pull. What causes poor trigger technique? As Martyn Buttery simply states, “It’s the shooter”. The only external...
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CMP Traveling Instruction School Re-Branded Rifle Marksmanship 101

By Steve Cooper, CMP Training & Education Manager CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s traveling entry-level rifle marksmanship school, formerly known as the Small Arms Firing School On-the-Road, has been re-branded with a new name: CMP Rifle Marksmanship 101. “We’ve changed the name to more accurately reflect the purpose of the school at our off-site...
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Sign Up for the 2020 CMP Summer Junior Air Rifle Camps

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer Registration for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2020 Air Rifle Summer Camp lineup officially opens on January 21st. Running from June to August, the vigorous 10-week schedule includes a mix of camps and clinics formatted to train high-school age (9-12 grade) junior athletes on intermediate and advanced marksmanship skills through various...
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