By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Jericho, VT -(AmmoLand.com)- Enthusiastic rifle and pistol shooters are encouraged to sign up now for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) latest travel games installment – the New England CMP Games, to be held Sept. 14-18, 2016, in Jericho, Vt. Registration officially opened June 1st.
The New England Games will take place at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site and is hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association, along with the Burlington Rifle and Pistol Club. A variety of matches will be fired during the event that will accommodate both rifle and pistol, new and experienced marksmen alike.
Popular matches such as the Garand/Springfield/Vintage and Modern Military Match, As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match, Military & Police Service Pistol Match and a Pistol Two-Man Team Match will be fired throughout the Games. Additionally, an EIC Pistol Match, .22 Rimfire Pistol Match, Carbine Match and Vintage Sniper Match will be sure to challenge competitors of all ages.
For those wanting a more knowledgeable experience, a GSM New Shooter Clinic and Garand Maintenance Clinic will also be available, along with a Small Arms Firing School (SAFS). A staple event at the National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio, since 1918, SAFS allows students to receive classroom and hands-on involvement in a safe, fun and engaging environment.
Instruction during SAFS is led by qualified CMP staff and experienced CMP Military Instructors is geared toward new shooters, so no previous firearm experience is required. Students participating in the clinic will learn gun safety, target shooting skills, positioning, basic rifle mechanics and will also live fire on the range in a true M16 EIC match. The SAFS fee includes ammo and a rifle for each student to use during the school.
Housing will be available on post in the form of transient quarters with a shared bath as well as barracks with large open bays and smaller bays for small groups or families.
To register or view the match program, visit http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/new-england-games/. For information on the event, please contact Christina Roguski at 419-635-2141 ext. 714, or email [email protected].
About the Civilian Marksmanship Program:
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States.
For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.