The following is a press release from the Civilian Marksmanship Program
Don’t wait any longer! There’s still time to sign up for the New England CMP Games, held September 14-18, 2016, in Jericho, Vt. Interested rifle and pistol enthusiasts are encouraged to register now to ensure their spots on the firing line and allow us time to prepare the necessary supplies for our eager competitors. Don’t miss out on your shot at the inaugural event!
Similar to the Eastern, Western and Oklahoma CMP Travel games, the New England Games will take place at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site and is hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association, along with the Burlington Rifle and Pistol Club. A variety of matches will be fired during the event that will accommodate both rifle and pistol, new and experienced marksmen alike.
Popular matches such as the Garand/Springfield/Vintage and Modern Military Match, As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match, Military & Police Service Pistol Match and a Pistol Two-Man Team Match will be fired throughout the Games. Additionally, an EIC Pistol Match, .22 Rimfire Pistol Match, Carbine Match and Vintage Sniper Match will be sure to challenge competitors of all ages.
For those wanting a more knowledgeable experience, a GSM New Shooter Clinic and Garand Maintenance Clinic will also be available, along with a Small Arms Firing School (SAFS). A staple event at the National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio, since 1918, SAFS allows students to receive classroom and hands-on involvement in a safe, fun and engaging environment.
Instruction during SAFS is led by qualified CMP staff and experienced CMP Military Instructors is geared toward new shooters, so no previous firearm experience is required. Students participating in the clinic will learn gun safety, target shooting skills, positioning, basic rifle mechanics and will also live fire on the range in a true M16 EIC match.
The CMP Sales trailer will be on-site offering registered competitors a first chance at the CMP goodies on Wednesday, September 14th, from 2:00-6:00pm during the Competitor Only Sales Event. The CMP will also offer rifle and ammo sales Thursday, September 15th – Saturday, September 17th, starting at Noon each day.
Housing will be available on post in the form of transient quarters with a shared bath as well as barracks with large open bays and smaller bays for small groups or families.
To register, visit the New England Games page on the Civilian Marksmanship Program website at http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-travel-games/new-england-games/.
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