April 14th, 2013

New CMP Competition Rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol

CMP Service Rifle Rules 2010 UpdateThe 2013 17th Edition of the CMP Competition Rules for Service Rifle, Service Pistol and As-Issued Military Rifle shooting are now available in digital and print formats. The new rules went into effect last month.

Substantive rule changes from the 16th Edition and any new rules are underlined so that they can be readily identified. The new rulebook can be downloaded from the CMP website. Printed copies of the new rules, can also be ordered from the CMP for $3.00 each. To order, contact:

CMP Competitions Department
P.O. Box 576
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Phone: (419) 635-2141, ext. 1505 or 1115
Fax: (419) 635-2573
Email: competitions@thecmp.org

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2013 CMP Competition Rules(17th Ed.)

Summary of Important CMP Rules Changes for 2013:

  • Two Rulebooks. For many years, CMP Competition Rules have included rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol as well as for the CMP Games events such as the As-Issued Military Rifle Matches and the Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match. To make it easier for match officials and competitors to apply the correct rules for each of the CMP disciplines, the rulebook was divided into two rulebooks. Now each discipline will have its own rulebook: The 17th Edition CMP Competition Rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol and the 1st Edition Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches.
  • Modern Military Rifle Events. The new Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches provide full recognition for a new Modern Military Rifle event. Many CMP-affiliated clubs are now conducting these matches. The rules provide for firing Modern Sporting Rifles (M-16 type or AR-platform rifles) or a broad second category for Modern Military Rifles of most other types. Weight limits are specified for each type of rifle so that heavy-barreled competition rifles cannot be used in these matches.
  • Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match. A new target mounting system is specified that eliminates the need to prepare separate 300 and 600-yard target frames. Match sponsors are given the option of dividing the two-person teams into Semi-Auto and Bolt-Action Rifle team categories.
  • As-Issued Military Rifles. The new rules allow shooters to modify the internal diameter of rear apertures on rifles like the Garand, Springfield, M1917 and Krag. Weight limits are now listed for the Garand (9.5 lbs.), Springfield (9.0 lbs.) and Carbine (6.1 lbs.).
  • Age Groups. Match sponsors now have the option of using two additional age groups, one for Sub-Juniors (age 14 and below) and one for Grand Seniors (age 70 and above). The Sub-Junior age group is intended primarily for Rimfire Sporter Matches, but the Grand Senior age group offers a chance for many older As-Issued Military Rifle competitors to earn awards.
  • Service Rifle and Service Pistol Rules. The 2013 edition of the CMP Competition Rules for Service Rifle and Service Pistol remains essentially unchanged except for the removal of all CMP Games event rules. The new rules contain several rule clarifications, but no significant changes from previous Service Rifle and Service Pistol rules.
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April 14th, 2013

Deanna Binnie Takes Women’s 3P Rifle Crown at 2013 NJOSC

NJOSC shooting championships

Pennsylvanian Deanna Binnie is the newest USA Shooting National Junior Team member after winning the Three-Position event, as competition in women’s rifle concluded as part of the 17-day National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC). Binnie, who will enroll at Ohio State Univ. this fall, led from beginning to end in her two relay events. She shot the two highest scores (586, 578) in qualifying to give her a 10-point cushion heading into the 8-person final. Despite not shooting well in the Finals (96.1), she held on to win. Binnie’s 2013 victory was impressive given the fact that she only finished 19th in 2012.

NJOSC shooting championships

Rachel Martin (who will attend Nebraska) also earned National Junior Team distinction after finishing second. Rachel was in a tight battle with Minden Miles. Both ladies shot a 99.3 in the final with Martin earning the silver medal given her two-point lead over Miles after qualification. The 16-year-old Miles was the only competitor in the field to have made two event finals and recorded the two highest final scores in the process.

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NJOSC shooting championships

NJOSC shooting championshipsQualifying for the National competition begins at the state level as State Junior Olympic Championships included competition in 47 states utilizing 80 different USA Shooting clubs. The 2013 competition consisted of over 2,200 individual participants in rifle and pistol events. State champions and those who qualify via high scores are invited to Colorado Springs to compete in the NJSOC

The competition takes place over a three-week period with over 500 of the finest junior shooters in attendance. The top-two finishers in each event earn a spot on USA Shooting’s National Junior Team. The 17-day event features shooting matches in Men’s and Women’s Pistol (Air/Sport) and Rifle (Air/Smallbore). The NJOSC wraps up next Friday with the best male youth rifle shooters descending on Colorado beginning Sunday as they get ready to test themselves in three events (air, smallbore prone and three-position).

NJOSC shooting championships

NJOSC shooting championships

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April 14th, 2013

New 34th Edition of Blue Book of Gun Values Now Available

Blue Book Gun Values 2012 33rd EditionThe new 34th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values has just been released, and is available now for $29.38. The Blue Book of Gun Values, by S. P. Fjestad, is the top-selling book in our AccurateShooter Bookstore which operates through Amazon.com. The 34th Edition of the Blue Book has 2,408 pages, easily making it the highest page count of any firearms book currently in print. This resource includes nearly 1,500 gun manufacturers, almost 20,000 gun model descriptions, and over 175,000 prices!

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New 2013 domestic and imported makes and models have been included. All gun values have been thoroughly updated for both modern and antique firearms, including the recent paramilitary style guns. Other features include the 80-page color Photo Percentage Grading System (PPGS) and serialization and proofmark sections to help in identifying firearms. The Blue Book of Gun Values is the firearm industry’s most trusted reference book with over 1.5 million copies in print.

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NEW!! CD-ROM and Online Version of Blue Book
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The Blue Book of Gun Values is now available as an online subscription for $34.95. The online subscription contains the entire database of the current Blue Book of Gun Values, but it also has many features not available with the printed version, including quarterly updates, over 2,500 firearm images, complete search abilities, and inventory capabilities. You can also get a combo package of book and online data access. If you purchase the book directly from the publishers for $44.95, for an additional $5.00 you can get a one-year online subscription. You must use discount code 34GUNSUB5 at checkout to receive the $5 subscription.

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Nine-Part Video Guide for Blue Blue Users
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