Youth Shooting Program Startup Resources

| April 17, 2018

Youth Shooting Program Startup Resources By Michael Theimer I frequently receive emails or phone calls from parents, coaches, athletes and/or school advisors about wanting to startup a shooting program and they do not know where or how to start. USA Shooting does not have a ‘how-to’ book. However, all of the allied organizations (NRA, CMP, […]

Ploechinger Sets New Standing Record at JROTC Air Rifle Regionals

| March 12, 2018

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer Isabelle Ploechinger, 15, fired a new precision Army JROTC 20 Shots Standing National Record score of 198-14x while competing at Camp Perry for the JROTC Air Rifle Service Championships – a regional event. Ploechinger is a student at Stuttgart High School, located on an Army base in Germany. The Camp […]

Junior Olympic & World Champs Opportunity Awaits 763 Young Athletes

| February 21, 2018

By: Kevin Neuendorf (kevin.neuendorf@usashooting.org) With that invite comes the possibility for an athlete to try and earn a spot to compete for their country at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships, set for August 31-September 14 in Changwon, South Korea.  That distinction will go to the top three finishers in each of […]

ELEY® Ammunition Supports High School Shooters

| November 27, 2017

By: Jamie Corkish 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Growing up as a competition shooter in Eastern Pennsylvania I was extremely lucky to be able to compete almost every weekend. It wasn’t until I moved away from PA that I realized the lack of opportunity in sport shooting in other states. When I retired from competitive shooting […]

Through the Eyes of a Father and Son: The Affinity of Marksmanship

| October 26, 2017

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer LTC Jerry Lewis, 48, and his son, Josh Lewis, 16, of Fayetteville, GA, both attended and competed in the Talladega D-Day event together. TALLADEGA, Ala. – With late fall soon approaching, there are only a few more chances to enjoy outdoor marksmanship fun in 2017. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), […]

PYRAMYD AIR Has Air Venturi’s Air Bolt!

| May 6, 2017

By: Ben Moody (18) Several manufacturers in the past few years have come out with air guns that shoot arrows. The Air Venturi representation of this product is the best on the market. Instead of building a whole new system dedicated to firing a bolt they have simply designed a bolt that can be fired […]

Hemphill Fires Unimaginable Standing Score at 2017 CMP 3P Air Rifle Regionals

| April 18, 2017

CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg. 3 P.O. Box 576, Port Clinton, OH 43452 Tel (419) 635-2141 Web site:  www.TheCMP.org On-Line Newsletter:  http://thecmp.org/communications/the-first-shot/ By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer In a remarkable performance at the 2017 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Regional Three-Position Air Rifle Championships, Kristen Hemphill, 17, of TX Hill Country Shooting Club, […]

Junior Girls Break Same Record During Same Relay at JROTC Regional Match

| March 14, 2017

  By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer ANNISTON, Ala. – Emma Thompson, who has repeatedly set and broke over nine of her own Navy Sporter JROTC National Records during the last few Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) 3×20 air rifle events, did so again on Day 2 of the JROTC Regional Service Championship, held in February. But, […]

Thompson Repeats Record-Breaking 3×20 Performance to Win Overall at the 2016 Camp Perry Open

| February 7, 2017

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – At the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2017 Camp Perry Open, Emma Thompson, 16, of Freeport High School, astoundingly broke her own 3×20 sporter air rifle qualification National Records (notably, for the third time) that she had previously set only a month ago at the Gary Anderson […]

What is an Air Bolt?

| October 4, 2016

This Week on American Airgunner TV FORT SMITH, AR (October 3rd, 2016) – You’ve seen things that shoot arrows before, but have you seen an air gun shoot an arrow? Tune in to Pursuit Channel this week for an all-new episode of American Airgunner! Rossi Morreale finds that the Air Venturi Air Bolt has more […]

Special 2-Gun and 3-Gun Edition

| October 2, 2016

 The 2016 Special Edition is Done! The 2016 Special 2-Gun and 3-Gun Edition is now on the newsstands. Check it out at Walmart! This is packed full of information on 2-Gun sports (NSSF Rimfire Challenge and Long-range Precision Shooting) and 3-Gun (Cowboy Action Shooting and Modern 3-Gun,) With articles on guns, events, and some of […]

The WINGSHOT

| September 15, 2016

From Air Venturi and Pyramyd Air By Ben Moody (17) The Air Venturi Wing Shot is unlike any other shotgun on the market. What makes it so different? It is powered not with gunpowder, but with air! That’s right — it shoots wads of BBs using a pre-charged cylinder of air. When I took the […]