CMP Releases New Information on Upcoming Talladega Marksmanship Park

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park Construction
Work continues on CMP’s new outdoor Talladega Marksmanship Park. The park will be open for public use on May 6, 2015 and will feature covered firing lines on its ranges for shooters’ comfort.
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Civilian Marksmanship Program

Talladega, AL -( The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released the latest details regarding the hours of operation, opening date, fees and much more of its newest installation – the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park.

The range is scheduled to open for daily use to the public on May 6, 2015. Hours of operation will be Wednesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fees for park usage vary by age group, time limit and range of choice. All juniors (age 10-17) must be accompanied by a responsible adult while on the ranges.

Both the junior and responsible adult must successfully complete the CMP Marksmanship Park Safety class prior to participating in live fire on park property. A Grand Opening Day Reception will be held the following month on June 5, 2015, with the first official match being fired the following day on June 6. The competition will be a John C. Garand Match, commemorating the invasion of Normandy, France, on “D-Day” in 1944.

CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park Lifters
The first official match at the Marksmanship Park will be fired on June 6, 2015 – the anniversary of D-Day. Competitors will fire on state-of-the-art electronic targets, which are raised and lowered by lifters (seen to the right in the photo). The clubhouse (background) will overlook the 600-yard range.

Structured to be one of the finest public facilities in the nation, the new CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park will feature a 600-yard rifle range as well as multiple-bay pistol and shotgun ranges, equipped with state-of-the-art electronic targets. The range will be open for daily use and will include firearm safety and marksmanship classes and is also designed to host CMP regional and national marksmanship competitions.

For more information on the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, visit

Talladega Fee Structure
Talladega Fee Structure

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About The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills.