March 31st, 2022

CMP Introduces New National Air Gun Event at Camp Perry

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CMP Introduces New National Air Gun Event for Adult and Junior Athletes
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has received several requests to sanction more air rifle and air pistol events for all age groups. So, in the summer of 2022, the CMP will offer the new Air Gun National Matches — a three-day set of matches for adult and junior athletes.

The inaugural National Air Gun Championship will be held July 16-18 as part of the 2022 Camp Perry National Matches. That schedule allows the CMP’s junior 3PAR National Championship, the Air Gun Championship, and the National Matches Smallbore events to all be fired consecutively, with the Air Gun events held at the Gary Anderson Competition Center at Camp Perry.

The National Air Gun event will include a day of training, a two-member team elimination match and two days of 60-shot competitions that includes a four-member team match. The 60 Shot matches are also considered USA Shooting Designated Ranking events.

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CLICK HERE to learn more about the new CMP National Air Gun Matches, including registration and entry fee information. Questions may be directed to Katie Harrington at or (419) 635-2141, ext. 731.

Camp Perry Air Gun Championship Events 2022
July 16 – Training & Two-Member Team Elimination Match
July 17 – Air Gun Match 1 Championship
July 18 – Air Gun Match 2 Championship & Final

Additionally, the CMP has implemented new Distinguished Air Rifle and Air Pistol badge programs. Starting in 2022, Air Rifle and Air Pistol competitors of all ages, not just juniors, will be able to earn Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) credits for these badges in 60-shot National Matches Air Gun Championships, Monthly Matches as well as in CMP sanctioned Air Rifle and Air Pistol club matches.

The CMP currently maintains two state-of-the-art electronic target 10-meter indoor facilities: the South CMP Competition Center in Alabama and the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio. International-style air rifle and air pistol matches offered throughout the year at the CMP’s Competition Centers include the Monthly Matches, Camp Perry Open, and Dixie Double. All are open to both adult and junior athletes.