Registration is now open for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) series of Garand, Springfield, Vintage and Modern Military (GSMM) rifle matches – set at Ohio’s historic Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in 2022. Most people would know these events as the Camp Perry Rifle Matches.
Electronic Scoring Means More Efficient Matches
Camp Perry’s Petrarca Range will host these matches. The Petrarca Range has an advanced electronic scoring system called KTS. Utilizing these KTS (Kongsberg Target System) targets means faster competition time, with no need for pit duty, and added ease for competitors who can rely on instant, accurate shot monitors located at each firing point.
Dates for the 2022 Camp Perry Rifle Matches at Petrarca Range currently include:
- Sunday, April 3
- Saturday, June 25
- Saturday, Sept. 17
Competitors of all skill levels are welcome to attend these recreational events. These events create a comforting environment for marksmen new to fundamental match procedures. Additionally, these matches also challenge seasoned athletes through friendly competition. Knowledgeable CMP staff members will be on hand at all events to ensure safety and to answer questions.
In addition to the Petrarca matches, a set of highpower rifle 800 Aggregate and Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) events are on the schedule. The host range for these events is Camp Perry’s outdoor Viale Range, on June 25-26, 2022. The matches are ideal for those in the hunt for a Distinguished Rifleman Badge. The Viale matches utilize CMP’s highpower electronic target line and offers the same conveniences as the Petrarca targets. Registration for the matches is available on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/competitions/matches/camp-perry-matches/.
Space is limited for these events, so sign up today! Additionally, you can find more information, including registration links and an in-depth look into the inner workings of Petrarca’s electronic target system, at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-targets-at-petrarca-range/.
Petrarca is also open weekly!
Petrarca Range will open for public use starting March 14, 2022. Every Monday, guests may use Petrarca during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March through May and September through November. During the summer months (June through August), Petrarca is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Please note: During the National Matches (July 11-Aug. 13), Petrarca Range will be open throughout the week after firing is complete on Rodriguez Range or may be closed due to matches/clinics being held on Petrarca Range. See the detail schedule at https://thecmp.org/ranges/cmp-targets-at-petrarca-range/.
(Editor’s note: this article, with minor changes, was contributed by the CMP Staff Writer Ashley Brugnone)