May 9th, 2019

CMP Small Arms Firing Schools in 2019

SAFS small arms firing school CMP marksmanship program

Want to learn marksmanship from top-flight instructors, with guns AND ammo provided? Then check out the CMP’s Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) program. The CMP will host several travel Small Arms Firing Schools this year. The programs include classroom instruction, range training, practice, and firing a service rifle match. Rifles and Ammunition will be provided by the CMP, as well as Kongsberg Electronic Targets. Visit the CMP website for additional information.

CMP Rifle SAFS Locations and Dates:

1. Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, June 8-9 | Eagle Creek, OR
2. Fairfax Rod & Gun Club, June 22-23 | Manassas, VA
3. National Matches, July 27-28 | Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH
4. Oak Ridge Sportsman Association, August 24-25 | Oak Ridge, TN
5. Camp Ethan Allen, September 19 | Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, VT
6. Fort Hill Rifle & Pistol, September 28-29 | Keyser, WV
7. Oklahoma Cup & Games Matches, October 10 | Oklahoma City Gun Club, OK
8. Talladega 600 Matches, November TBD | CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, AL

SAFS small arms firing school CMP marksmanship program

SAFS is designed to train beginners on rifle essentials and competition basics in a closely monitored setting, utilizing the talents of qualified CMP staff, trainers and members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. Participants learn through classroom discussion and hands-on training At the conclusion of the course, participants fire in a real match, under the supervision of instructors. No previous knowledge in marksmanship is required for the course, with all experience levels welcome to attend.

SAFS small arms firing school CMP marksmanship program

CMP Provides Rifles and Ammo at Small Arms Firing Schools
At each SAFS, equipment, including rifles and ammunition, will be provided. Personal equipment, such as a shooting jacket or glove, will be permitted during the course as well. Participants are required to bring hearing protection and eye protection is strongly encouraged. Matches will be shot on the CMP’s traveling Electronic Targets (see video below):

SAFS Course Objectives
Led by certified military and/or civilian instructors, SAFS programs are structured toward teaching new shooters, so no past firearm experience is required, though intermediate and advanced marksmen are also welcome to participate. During the course, students will learn basic instruction and firing practices, competition skills and live range firing, as well as compete in a real Service Rifle EIC Match.

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