May 23rd, 2015

Two Weeks ‘Til Talladega

Talladega Marksmanship Center Alabama Shooting range CMP electronic targets
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Sweet Home Alabama, indeed! Now THIS is how we like to see federal funds used (rather than squandered in programs that don’t benefit anyone). Check out the impressive new Talladega range above. Very soon you’ll be able to compete there. In exactly two weeks, the brand new, 500-acre CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park hosts its first-ever shooting tournament, a D-Day Memorial Match on 6-7 June. The CMP will also hold a dedication ceremony on June 6.

Talladega Marksmanship Center Alabama Shooting range CMP electronic targets
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The new Marksmanship Center has received its finishing touches and is ready for action. This is an impressive facility, with what may be the largest “clubhouse” of any shooting center in the Western Hemisphere as you can see in the top-most photo above. Talladega features high-tech Kongsberg electronic targets at 200, 300, and 600 yards. Watch this video to see how they work.

Register Now for Inaugural D-Day Match at Talladega
The first official matches at the new CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park will be fired on the weekend of June 6-7, 2015. The celebration is a two-day event which includes tours of the facility. A special John C. Garand “D-Day Anniversary” Rifle Match On Saturday, June 6th will officially open the facility. On Sunday there will be an EIC Service Rifle Match, EIC Service Pistol Match, and a CMP .22 Rimfire EIC Pistol Match. The inagural event is limited to the first 350 Competitors, so register soon via the CMP’s Competition Tracker website.

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