January 11th, 2023

CMP Announces 2023 Travel Games Schedule

CMP travel games 2023

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has released its 2023 Travel Games schedule. The Travel Games are regional competitions that give competitors the chance to participate in notable CMP events found at the National Matches, but on a smaller scale. The CMP Games feature rifle and pistol matches designed for experienced competitors as well those who are new to the shooting sports. Along with shooting matches, each of the five scheduled 2023 Travel Games events will include Basic Rifle and Pistol Training Courses.

CMP Travel Games scheduled for 2023:

March 10-19, 2023 – Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Phoenix, Arizona.

April 28 – May 7, 2023 – Eastern CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Camp Butner, N. Carolina.

June 6-11, 2023 – Talladega D-Day Matches, Talladega, Alabama.

September 16-24, 2023 – New England CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, Jericho, Vermont.

November 6-12, 2023 – Talladega 600, Talladega, Alabama.

For rifle shooters, the CMP Travel Games include a wide variety of modern and vintage rifle events including John C. Garand, Springfield, Rimfire Sporter, M1 Carbine, and Vintage Sniper Matches. The CMP High Power Matches offer more competitive possibilities such as the 4-Man Team Match, EIC Rifle Match, and three days of 80-Shot events. Pistol events include the CMP Match Pistol 2700, EIC Service Pistol, .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC, Military & Police Service Pistol, and 1911 As-Issued Pistol matches.

M1 Carbine Match at Western CMP Games
CMP travel games m-1 carbine 2023
CMP travel games 2023

Electronic Targets for Rifle Events at CMP Travel Games

All CMP Travel Games rifle competitions will be fired on CMP Targets, a user-friendly electronic target system that instantly displays shot placement. The electronic targets also eliminate the need for pit duty. This helps matches run more quickly and efficiently with less physical strain for older shooters.

CMP Games 2023 electronic targets
CMP Games 2023 electronic targets

Training Programs at CMP Travel Games

In addition to competitions, educational opportunities such as the GSMM New Shooter Clinic, Basic Rifle and Pistol Courses and M1 Maintenance Clinics provide valuable experiences off the firing line. CMP-sanctioned GSMM (Garand-Springfield-Modern Military) rifle clinics teach basic and intermediate rifle marksmanship skills to new and beginning shooters. For newer shooters, the Basic Rifle and Basic Pistol Courses provide a solid introduction to firearm safety along with basic marksmanship skills and fundamentals. The courses also cover preparation for competitions and much more.

CMP Games 2023 GSMM New Shooter clinic Rifle pistol training courses

Garand collectors gca master marksman medal 2023Garand Collectors Association Master Marksman Medal
For the first time, in 2023, those competing in the John C. Garand Match with As-Issued M1 Rifles at CMP Travel Games will have the chance to earn a Garand Collectors Association (GCA) Master Marksman Medal. The GCA Master Marksman program is set to begin in January 2023. Like the CMP’s established Distinguished Badge Program, the GCA program will work on an Achievement Award point system, based on performance at designated CMP events.

For more information about all CMP Travel Games events, visit the CMP website at TheCMP.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games.

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