The CMP, in conjunction with highpower rifle experts from the military and shooting industry, conduct a number of schools and clinics each year. For beginning shooters or those in need of a refresher course the CMP and US Army Marksmanship Unit conduct the annual Small Arms Firing School for service pistol and service rifle.
In addition, the CMP offers a pair of highpower clinics in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and members of the Remington-Bushmaster rifle team. The information below explains the CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Clinic and the Advanced Adult Service Rifle Clinic.
CMP-USMC JUNIOR HIGHPOWER CLINIC. The CMP-USMC Junior Highpower Rifle Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of the U. S. Marine Corps Rifle Team teach the clinic. The CMP provides administrative support for the clinic. The clinic includes classroom instruction and range firing at 200, 300 and 600 yards. It is open to junior highpower rifle shooters who have previous service rifle competition experience. Juniors who are new to highpower rifle shooting are required to attend a Rifle SAFS first before registering for the USMC Clinic. The registration fee is $30.00. Registration is limited to 160 juniors. Participants in the clinic must bring their own rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive ammunition for clinic firing activities, a USMC Clinic T-shirt and certificate and a pizza party at the end of the clinic.
ADVANCED CMP-REMINGTON HIGHPOWER CLINIC.
The CMP-Remington Advanced Highpower Clinic offers advanced instruction in service rifle competition techniques. Members of the Remington-Bushmaster Team will teach the clinic. The CMP is providing administrative support for the clinic. Kenneth Roxburgh, a retired US Marine will be the lead instructor. He is the former Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the USMC Shooting Teams, and current Director of Remington’s Highpower Programs. The clinic includes classroom instruction and coached dry-firing practice. The registration fee is $20.00 for adults and $15 for juniors. Registration is limited to 75 shooters. Participants in the clinic must bring their own service rifles and shooting equipment. They will receive Clinic T-shirt and certificate.
Hornady Reloading Clinics: Hornady Manufacturing of Grand Island, NE, one of the nation’s leading producers of match grade bullets and reloading equipment, will offer four reloading clinics during the National Trophy Rifle Matches this summer. David Emary, Chief Ballistics Scientist at Hornady, will conduct the classes. Three Basic Reloading classes will teach reloading safety and beginning techniques. Two Advanced Reloading classes will teach higher level reloading techniques with specific applications for service and match rifle ammunition. The size of each class is limited to 20 students. There is $20.00 registration fee for each class. Pre-registration is required for these events. You can sign up on line through the CMP National Matches Rifle on-line registration system at the same time you register for National Trophy Rifle Matches. Junior shooters who are interested in learning how to get started in reloading are especially encouraged to attend the Basic Reloading classes. The classes will be taught in the Garand Room in the NM Welcome Center at Camp Perry (Bldg. #3).
Saturday, 27 July, 1:00 PM, Basic Reloading Class
Saturday, 27 July, 7:00 PM, Advanced Reloading Class
Sunday, 28 July, 1:00 PM, Advanced Reloading Class
Sunday, 28 July, 7:00 PM, Basic Reloading Class
Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match Clinic: Tuesday, 30 July, 6:30 PM at the NM Welcome Center. CMP Staff members Leon Rutherford and Don Rutherford, will instruct an hour long clinic on the Vintage Sniper Match. The clinic will include information on 1) conduct of the match, 2) the course of fire and 3) the rules.
M1 Carbine Clinic:Wednesday, 31 July, 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the CMP Results Center on Rodriguez Range. This clinic is conducted by the CMP. It is offered for competitors who plan to fire in the Carbine Match that will take place on 1 August.
Infantry Trophy Clinic: Thursday, 1 August, 4:00 PM (or as soon as the National Trophy Team concludes). Tin the Garand Room, at the National Matches Welcome Center, Bldg #3 for classroom instruction (no live firing in this clinic). This clinic is taught by the U. S. Marine Corps Rifle Team and includes classroom instruction on Infantry Trophy firing techniques. Anyone who plans to shoot in the Infantry Team Match for the first time is strongly encouraged to attend this clinic on the rules and procedures for this unique team event.
Garand & Springfield Rifle Maintenance Clinic: Thursday, 1 August, 2:00 PM at the CMP Marksmanship Center (Air Gun Range). CMP Armorers will present this two-hour clinic on disassembly, assembly and maintenance of M1 Garand and M1903 Springfield Rifles. Special attention will be given to accurizing steps that can be taken with these rifles and still keep them legal for firing in CMP-sanctioned As-Issued Military Rifle Matches.
Springfield-Vintage Military Rifle Clinic: Thursday, 1 August, 4:00 PM at the Petrarca bleachers. This two-hour clinic will cover the Garand-Springfield-Vintage Matches with classroom instruction and demonstrations. This clinic is conducted by the CMP. Topics include Springfield-Vintage Military Match rules, shooting positions and techniques, scoring and pit pulling procedures and how to fire the Military Rifle Match courses of fire. The clinic is open to all competitors. Any competitors in the Springfield, Vintage Military or Garand Matches who have not previously fired in one of these matches are required to attend a clinic before they fire. All other competitors in these matches are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the information presented.
John C. Garand Clinic: Friday ,2 August, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Petrarca Range bleachers. It is offered for Garand Match shooters who plan to fire on Saturday morning. This clinic is conducted by the CMP.
John C. Garand Clinic: Saturday, 3 August, 9:00 AMat the Petrarca Range bleachers. This clinic is for Garand Match shooters who arrive on Saturday and who are scheduled to fire the Garand Match that afternoon. This clinic is conducted by the CMP.