CMP Clarifies NRA 2020 National Matches Communication

By Steve Cooper, CMP Training & Education Manager

CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program wishes to help clarity that the 2020 National Matches pistol, smallbore, rifle and long-range rifle events will all be fired at Camp Perry, Ohio from July 7 through August 8, 2020, with pistol check-in on Monday, July 6.

A photo from 1956 during the National Matches at Camp Perry. Spectators and guests are welcome to attend any event at the National Matches. If you plan on visiting Camp Perry, please stop in at the National Matches Welcome Center for a schedule of events and additional information.

This announcement follows an earlier National Rifle Association posting in its Competition Registration Portal that showed in error, the NRA Pistol Championships being fired at Camp Perry. The NRA quickly replaced its original pistol schedule posting with correct information for its events at Camp Atterbury.

As a result of the original posting, the CMP received multiple communications from pistol competitors who sought clarification. All CMP National Trophy pistol and rifle matches, and CMP Games events will be fired in the National Matches at Camp Perry, near Port Clinton, Ohio, where it has been located since 1907.

Follow this link for more information about the 2020 National Matches:

NRA Championships Move to Camp Atterbury:

1 Response

  1. We were always taught that the National Championships are sponsored by the NRA and the National Matches are authorized by Congress and were sponsored through the ODCM which is now in the charter of the CMP. I see the two terms often mixed and used incorrectly.

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