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), […]

Mossberg MVP-LC (Light Chassis) Combo

| October 16, 2017

Ben Moody (17) Ben Kneeling with Mossberg MVP LC 308 aiming down range. Precision rifle shooting is a great sport to participate in. But, you need a rifle and a scope worthy of the job; that also doesn’t break the bank. Mossberg’s MVP Light Chassis Package accomplishes both. I was able to test the MVP […]

2017 KWCBC Kennewick Washington Cold Bore Challenge Team Rifle Match.

| October 16, 2017

By: Ricky Marston (16) Ricky aiming precisely down range with his 6.5 Creedmoor Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO).  The scope is from Leupold with an MRAD reticle. Recently, I attended the 2017 KWCBC Kennewick Washington cold bore challenge team rifle match. It was a two-man team, long-range, precision rife match. A shooter and a spotter made […]

Hatsan Alfa

| September 24, 2017

Ben Moody (17) The Hatsan Alfa is a must for back yard pests and plinking. Its compact design allows for easy storage and its lightweight for easy mobility. I found these features very useful while working at our farm. The Alfa is a break barrel pellet gun that uses .177 caliber pellets. The biggest advantage […]

Cold Bore Challenge 2017

| June 9, 2017

By Ricky Marston (16) Recently, I attended the 2017 KWCBC Kennewick Washington cold bore challenge team rifle match. It was a two-man team, long-range, precision rife match. A shooter and a spotter made up the team and we traded off from shooter and spotter positions all day. It was awesome. It was a true blind-stage […]

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 […]

Deer Hunting with an Ashbury, Hornady, and Leupold

| March 21, 2017

By Cameron Burke (18) Cam, his deer taken at 450 yards with an Ashbury Precision Ordnance 6.5 Creedmoor custom rifle and a 140-grain Hornady  ELD cartridge, with his grandpa. Fall signifies the beginning of school, football season, and most importantly deer hunting season. My deer hunting experiences in the past have been typically limited to […]

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 […]

CMP Adds New Junior Pistol Awards to 2017 National Matches

| February 7, 2017

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – To better recognize its remarkable junior pistol competitors, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has added specialized awards to the 2017 National Trophy Pistol Matches, fired at the renowned Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio. (Above: Juniors from around the country travel to the National […]

Duck Hunting and the Mossberg 835

| January 1, 2017

By: Ricky Marston (16) On September 10, 2015, I received a Mossberg 835 pump 12 -Gauge shotgun and had the opportunity to try it out at the range and in the field. Right when I opened the box, I knew it was a great and a well-made gun from Mossberg. It came with the stock […]

October Shotgun, Rifle Weekend Events Fill Talladega Marksmanship Park

| November 8, 2016

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. – On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama was a busy place – full of learning and competitive opportunities for marksmen of a variety of disciplines. Supporting a growing number of shotgun events over the last year, Talladega stood as […]