Our year-round CMP-style shooting matches are designed to test your skills with military-style rifles. Each month’s match commemorates an historical event from our country’s history, and salutes the men and women who have served. Eye & ear protection is required at all times by both participants & observers.
You may shoot any military rifle with open sights, but to qualify for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place “bragging rights,” you must shoot a rifle which matches the theme of that month’s event.
Shooting is done at 100 yards using reduced targets that simulate 200, 300, and 600 yards.
We shoot 3 positions:
- offhand (standing) – no sling
- sitting – with sling
- prone – with sling
In 4 separate segments:
- 10 minutes: offhand – 2 sighters, 10 shots for score, single load
- 60 seconds: sitting rapid – 2 sighters, 10 shots for score, magazine change
- 70 seconds: prone rapid – 2 sighters, 10 shots for score, magazine change
- 20 minutes: prone slow – 2 sighters, 20 shots for score, single load
WHAT TO BRING
- Eye protection
- Ear protection
- Military rifle with open sights
- Sling, if you have one
- Empty chamber flag (we have extras)
- 2 clips or magazines for rapid fire
- 58 rounds of ammo, minimum
- Spotting scope and shooting mat (we usually have extras to borrow)
Adults are $5
Juniors shoot free and are strongly encouraged to attend! Juniors must be accompanied by an adult.
WHEN & WHERE
R1 (100-yard rifle range). See the calendar below for dates and click for additional details. If none are listed, no events are currently scheduled.
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Safety briefing and shooting starts: 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Usually the 3rd Sunday of each month, with exceptions based on other SLCFSA events. Please check the SLCFSA calendar.
Jan: Battle of the Bulge
Feb: Frozen Chosin – Korean War Era Rifle
Mar: Foreign Bolt Action or Straight Pull Rifles
Apr: Any Nationality, Any Era
May: U.S. Bolt Action
Jun: D-Day – WWII Era Rifles
Jul: Any Nationality, Any Era
Aug: Vietnam Era Rifles
Sep: M1 Garand and M1 Carbine AS ISSUED
Oct: Battle Of The Black Sea (Any Nationality)
Nov: No Shoot
Dec: World War 1
Participants score their own targets on a score sheet provided: total possible points are 500.
We do not post scores and do not include them in the SLCFSA newsletter, as we feel it may intimidate newer shooters. The CMP goal is to teach and assist with shooting skills so that participants can have more enjoyment and reach their personal best, whatever that number may be!