CMP Looks To Build Western Region Range In Utah

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is looking to build a massive shooting range in Payson, Utah. Public records about the plan were posted on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website, revealing the first firm details about the proposed facility. At almost 600 acres, it would be a major national-level range.

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Affordable Accuracy: CMP and Tisas Team Up For New 1911s

The glory days of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, when you could get a surplus M1 Carbine or Garand for beer money, may be long gone, but a new team-up between the CMP and  Tisas may carry just a little bit of the feeling of those halcyon days. The deal between the CMP and Tisas sees the manufacturer building 1911-pattern semiauto pistols for the firearms safety/training organization. It is the first-ever 1911 production deal that the CMP has made with a commercial manufacturer.

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CMP Adds Mid-Range Events To National Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program continues to offer new events and competitions. Hot on the heels of their action pistol program comes a new mid-range rifle match at the National Matches. This match is scheduled for July 31st, 2023.

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CMP Plans Surplus Ammunition Sale in Spring

Later this Spring the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will be offering a range of various surplus ammunition in a number of calibers including .30 Carbine. .30-06 M2 Ball and .22LR. The CMP is currently cataloging their inventory and then the ammunition will be made available to purchase.

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CMP Announces Action Pistol Competitions, Other Rule Changes For 2023

The Civilian Marksmanship Program just released their 2023 rule books, which included an entire new shooting discipline. Action pistol matches are now part of the CMP’s repertoire. Let’s take a look at these new rules, as well as some changes to other types of matches.

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CMP Announces Round 3 of 1911 Sales

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is gearing up to release another batch of US military surplus 1911 pistols. Round 3 began on September 1 and runs through September 30. The CMP 1911 program differs from traditional CMP rifle purchases but does have similar eligibility requirements.

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New Rules for the 2022 CMP Smallbore Rifle Competition

The CMP Smallbore Rifle Competition is a trendy discipline under the umbrella of the CMP’s vast array of matches and competition styles. Smallbore Rifle has slowly been going through the process of being refined and expanded to offer shooters more opportunities to compete at various levels. This task has been accomplished with both athletes and old school instructors from around the country who have come together to foster a very refined competition and even made accommodations for those who cannot travel to area matches frequently. It was just announced that new rules have been posted for the 2022 Competition season making this the 4th edition of the rulebook in its history.

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Rule Changes for 2020-2021 CMP Competitions Released

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has been pretty heavily affected by this year’s nationwide events. As a result of canceled competitions, the rule changes that were applied to the 2020 competition season ended up not being tested and thus CMP decided not to publish new rulebooks for the 2021 season. However, they have released the new rules online for the 2020-2021 season and made it easy for competitors to see the new rules.

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CMP Rifle Match Competition Resumes at Camp Perry

2020 has seen a slew of firearms-related event cancellations as pandemic concerns and reactions have persisted through more than half the year so far. TriggerCon, the NRA Annual Meeting, IWA OutdoorClassics, EnforceTac, and many other regular gatherings have fallen prey to the far-reaching societal effects of the ‘Rona. There has been a great deal of concern that SHOT Show 2021 may do the same, but at the time of this writing it is still on schedule. Many shooting competitions have also been taken off of event calendars in recent months, including the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Matches traditionally held at Camp Perry in Ohio. Thankfully, competition has resumed as of September. On September 14th The CMP hosted a Garand-Springfield-Modern and Vintage Military (GSMM) Rifle Match at Camp Perry, and has issued the following press release about the event.

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Civilian Marksmanship Program Auction Features an Unissued M1 Garand

The M1 Garand 30 caliber (30-06 Springfield) semi-automatic rifle is one of the single-most recognizable service rifles in the world.  The design for the Garand was completed in 1936 to replace the United States Army’s aging Springfield 1903 bolt-action rifle. The rifle went into production in 1937 and the first rifles made their way into the soldiers of the US Army en masse 1938. This gave the United States a distinct advantage as being the only country able to equip its soldiers with a semi-automatic rifle as standard armament.

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Orders Open for CMP 1911s

You can now order a surplus 1911 from the Civilian Marksmanship Program as the first batch of iconic pistols becomes available. Way back in November 2017, we reported that the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) would be receiving up to 10,000 surplus 1911A1 pistols. Since then we have closely followed the CMP’s progress in bringing the guns to market.

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CMP Announces Surplus 1911 Prices

Back in February, we reported that the Civilian Marksmanship Program had received their first batch of surplus 1911 pistols from the US Army. The CMP has been busy sorting and grading this batch of 8,000 pistols and are almost ready to begin sales. While theoretically the  2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passed back in November 2017, allows for up to 10,000 surplus pistols to be transferred from the Army annually, the CMP does not yet know what next year’s allotment will be.

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CMP Receives First Shipment of Surplus 1911s

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has received the first batch of surplus 1911 pistols. As directed by the  2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passed back in November, the US Army has transfered a consignment of 8,000 pistols to the CMP.

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[SHOT 2018] Updates from Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)

At SHOT Show’s 2018 Industry Day at the Range, TFBTV’s Corey Wardrop speaks with Gina, CMP South General Manager.

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CMP Issues Clarification on 1911 Purchase Requirements

TFB have been closely following the news that the Civilian Marksmanship Program is set to obtain as many as 10,000 surplus M1911A1s. The  2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law on 12th December, but the CMP had preempted this, sending out an email to its members on 5th December.

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