Three new articles are posted on The First Shot On-Line, the CMP’s electronic newsletter.  Check The First Shot front page at
to see summaries of all recent articles with links to the full articles.  The First Shot On-Line front page also displays upcoming events and a link to the popular CMP Forum.  The latest articles posted are described below.


Civilian Marksmanship Program


Opalewski Wins O-Class, Boord Wins T-Class and Villanueva Wins Tactical at 2011 National Rimfire Sporter Championship - CAMP PERRY, OHIO - Calm conditions and sunny skies prevailed as three previous champions set new national records in all three classes in the 2011 National Rimfire Sporter Championship fired here Sunday, 24 July. Charles J. Opalewski II, Lucas Boord and Ron Villanueva, all past champions, once again reached the top of the podium at this year's event which also brought out a record number of 480 match entries.


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Civilian Marksmanship Program, Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg 3, Port Clinton, OH 43452

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1 August 2011

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CMP Phone Application updated for all Shooting Disciplines.  CMP is the official app for keeping score at shooting events and features an easy to use interface that allows for quick recording of your score after each string. The CMP App calculates your shooting percentages automatically to let you know how you are doing throughout the event. The CMP App was recently revised so it can be used with all shooting disciplines. For more information, visit

The 2011 CMP Sales Catalog Issue II is now available on the CMP website at or you may request a CMP Sales Catalog in the mail by filling out the request form at


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Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge

#1494  Bryan Layfield, Clarksburg, WV

#1495  Kirk Anderson, State College, PA

#1496  James Grimes Jr, Stockton, NJ

#1497  Stephen Price, Riverview, FL

#1498  Thomas Allen, Canvas, WV


Distinguished Rifleman Badge

#2043  Kenneth Orris, Lake City, MI

#2044  Mary London, Statesville, NC

#2045  James Clark, Woburn, MA

#2046  Jeremy Castle, Columbia Cross Roads, PA

High-Flying Father & Son Bond at 2011 National Trophy Pistol Matches - CAMP PERRY, OHIO – The ranges at Camp Perry are THE place shooting competitors come to win championships. And over the years, many very skilled shooters have graced the ranges and awards podium, leaving with hard-earned medals, plaques, badges and trophies. For many others it’s a place where family and friends come together to enjoy their summer vacations, combining shooting with family reunions and reacquainting with old friends and taking in the aura and atmosphere of the grand-daddy of all shooting events.


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New Distinguished Shooters.  The CMP extends its congratulations to the following competitors for achieving this prestigious status!  The most recent shooters to earn Distinguished Badges are listed below.  To view the official list of all Distinguished shooters, visit

The NEW Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match is the newest addition to the CMP Games Events.  The Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match is a two-person team match fired at 300 and 600 yards.  Each team member will fire 20 rounds in the prone position using military sniper rifles issued prior to 1953 or replicas of those rifles.  CMP Affiliated Clubs may now sanction their own Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match by downloading the Vintage Match Application and Match Report Form.  To view detailed rules for the Vintage Sniper Match, download the CMP Competition Rulebook (see Rule 9.9, Rule 6.4.3 and Annex B).  This new and exciting team match will also be held at the National Matches at Camp Perry, the Western CMP Games in Phoenix, AZ and the Eastern CMP Games in Butner, NC.


Camp Perry Retired Marines Association Junior Dinner will take place Wednesday August 3rd at the Camp Perry Club House (Doors open at 6:00PM, KFC chicken dinner at 7:00PM).  The cost is $12.00 per person and over $8,000 in door prizes will be given to Junior Teams.  You MUST make a reservation for the dinner.  For tickets, please call or email Pat at (216) 856-3601 or email

Marty’s M1 - The sun has just peeked over the horizon at our backs on this steamy August morning. We’ll all lose a few pounds before this day is over. My sweaty hands grip the wooden stock of the rifle as I check the sights. All around me others are in similar stages of preparation, some putting in earplugs.

The following articles were released from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit:

Army rifle shooters on target at 50th Interservice Championship - MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Service Rifle platoon dominated their fellow service members at the 50th Interservice Rifle Championships July 17-26, proving once again that the premier marksmen in the military serve in the Army.  Read the full article at


Soldier nominated for 2012 Olympic team - USA Shooting is proud to announce that Staff Sergeant Josh Richmond, from Hillsgrove, Pa. and a member of the U.S.  Army Marksmanship Unit, has qualified for a nomination to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.  Upon approval, Richmond will be competing in his first-ever Olympic Games in London 2012 as a Men's Double Trap athlete. Read the full article at


Soldiers showcase skills on national stage -  Several members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit showcased the very best of Soldier skills recently as they competed and won at national shooting championships across the country.  Read the full article at

The Friends of Camp Perry will again be hosting a Friends of NRA Banquet during CMP Highpower week on Thursday, August 4. The banquet will held at the 200th RED HORSE gymnasium adjacent to Camp Perry. Doors will open at 5PM. Come and enjoy a steak dinner, raffles and auctions!  Information and ticket reservation flyer can be downloaded at


While CMP policy prohibits endorsement of any company product or service, we would like to recognize the following companies that donated ammo or awarded their own separate products to the top shooters of the 2011 National Trophy Rifle Matches.

They’ve been here before and know the damage to sensitive ears when hundreds of rifles begin firing. Even though there are almost two thousand souls settled on this tiny peninsula, it’s strangely quiet, hardly a sound. The pre-dawn breakfast of powdered eggs, “SOS,” and syrupy coffee is lying heavy in my stomach which grumbles in protest. The guy next to me looks over and chuckles. No doubt he’s a veteran. I’m a rookie and my main concern is that  I don’t mess up.


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First fired in 1878, the President’s Rifle Match, a National Trophy Rifle Match, was incorporated into the National Match program after the Nationals were established in 1903. All competitors’ fire stages 1-3, 10 shots standing at 200 yards, 10 shots rapid-fire prone at 300 yards and 10 shots slow-fire prone at 600 yards. After all six relays complete stages 1-3, the top 20 competitors will return to Rodriguez Range to fire 10 additional shots to determine the match winner and the final rankings in places 1-20. 1,269 competitors are squadded for today’s President’s Rifle Match, following along with results at