GCA and CMP Announce Master Marksman Program Update

Luke C.
by Luke C.

It has been one year since the GCA and CMP collaboratively launched the “Master Marksman Program.” This initiative encourages GCA members to participate in CMP competitions and acknowledges those who consistently achieve high scores using As-Given M1 Rifles at specific Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) events. Similar to the CMP’s existing Distinguished Badge Program, the new Master Marksman Program operates on an Achievement Award points system, which is calculated based on competitor’s performances at designated CMP events.

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GCA and CMP Announce Master Marksman Program Update

Points are awarded based on cut scores and presented at gold (10 pts), silver (8 pts) and bronze (6 pts) levels. Competitors must reach a total of 40 points overall, with one gold and one additional gold or silver required. All other points may be bronze or greater.

To participate, a competitor must be a current member of the GCA. Individuals may even join the day of the match through the GCA website to be considered a valid member.

Only As-Issued M1 Garands may be used. Competition Rules for the John C. Garand Match (Course A: 30 rounds) will be followed as defined in the CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Competition Rulebook. Those who fire in re-entry events will only be able to use their highest score as points.

We are excited to announce that in 2023, 16 GCA members were awarded the Master Marksman Award. Those who have achieved the award are listed in the photo attached.

Below are the annual events featuring GCA Master Marksman point competitions:

2024 Eastern Games (North Carolina) April 26 – May 5, 2024

2024 Talladega D-Day Matches (Alabama) June 6-9, 2024

2024 National John C. Garand Match (Ohio) August 1-4, 2024

2024 New England Games (Vermont) September 23-29, 2024

2024 Western Games (Arizona) October 7-13, 2024

2024 Talladega 600 (Alabama) November 8-14, 2024

You can find the match programs, schedule of events, and registration information by visiting https://thecmp.org/cmp-travel-games/.
Luke C.
Luke C.

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