South Kent Sportsman's Club
Dorr, Michigan

CMP Rifle FAQ

What is the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)?

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills.

The federal law enacted in 1996 (Title 36 U. S. Code, §40701-40733) that created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety, Inc. (CPRPFS, the formal legal name of the CMP) mandates these key “functions” for the corporation:

  1. To instruct citizens of the United States in marksmanship
  2. To promote practice and safety in the use of firearms
  3. To conduct competitions in the use of firearms and to award trophies, prizes, badges, and other insignia to competitors.

The law specifically states: In carrying out the Civilian Marksmanship Program, the corporation shall give priority to activities that benefit firearms safety, training, and competition for youth and that reach as many youth participants as possible.

Description of how a match is run at SKSC

Our CMP rifle matches are shot on our 100 and 200-yard South Rifle Ranges on the first Sunday of each month from April to September.

What to bring to the match:

  • Rifles and ammo (minimum of 35 rounds)
  • Minimum of 2 extra clips/magazines
  • Spotter scopes, shooting mats, tools, shooting jackets
  • Eye and Ear protection is required for everyone

Rifles: this was set up as a Garand (M-1) shoot;  however, we allow ’03 Springfield, M-98, SMLE, Swedish Mauser, M-N 91, SKS, Swiss K-31, AK-47 clones, AR-15 and many more, so long as they have regular iron sights (factory) and are using regular issue (ball) ammo or the equivalent.

Rifles must be as issued, not restocked/tricked up.

We use standard NRA targets.  You will be scoring and results are in after each match.

Course of Fire:

  • 5 “sighters” at 100 yards, using any position of choice.
  • 10 rounds standing, unsupported, no slings, slow fire – 10 shots in 10 minutes.
  • 10 rounds prone, slings OK, mandatory clip change, rapid fire – 10 shots in 80 seconds (70 seconds for bolt action) at 100 yards.
  • 10 rounds prone, slings OK, slow fire – 10 shots in 10 minutes, load as you like, at 200 yards.  Use of spotter scopes by shooter OK.

Match Fees

  • $10 for all shooters.
  • There are no membership fees.

Match Details

  • 2019 Matches will be held: May 19th, July 21st, September 22nd
  • All persons shoot in an open class.
  • Sign in begins at
    • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
  • Bring your own ammo.
    • We may have .223 and .30/M1 at fair prices.
  • Eye and Ear protection is required for everyone.
  • Spectators are welcome!

For More Information

For the matches at SKSC, contact:

  • Mark Walma: southkent.nra.cmp@gmail.com
  • Jay Mayer: forestgrovearmory@att.net

You can get information about rules and other great stuff at: http://odcmp.com/