APRIL 16, 2024

GCA – CMP Master Marksman Program Update

It has now been a year since the GCA and CMP (in a joint partnership) announced the creation of the “Master Marksman Program”. This program was created to motivate GCA members to participate in CMP matches, and to acknowledge those who consistently score well with As-Issued M1 Rifles at designated Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) competitions.

Similar to the CMP’s established Distinguished Badge Program, the new Master Marksman Program works on an Achievement Award point system, based on performance at designated CMP events. Points are awarded based on cut scores and presented at gold (10 pts), silver (8 pts) and bronze (6 pts) levels. Competitors must reach a total of 40 points overall, with one gold and one additional gold or silver required. All other points may be bronze or greater.

To participate, a competitor must be a current member of the GCA. Individuals may even join the day of the match through the GCA website to be considered a valid member.

Only As-Issued M1 Garands may be used. Competition Rules for the John C. Garand Match (Course A: 30 rounds) will be followed as defined in the CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Competition Rulebook. Those who fire in re-entry events will only be able to use their highest score as points.

We are excited to announce that in 2023, 16 GCA members were awarded the Master Marksman Award. Those who have achieved the award are listed in the photo attached.

Below are the annual events featuring GCA Master Marksman point competitions:

2024 Eastern Games (North Carolina) April 26 – May 5, 2024

2024 Talladega D-Day Matches (Alabama) June 6-9, 2024

2024 National John C. Garand Match (Ohio) August 1-4, 2024

2024 New England Games (Vermont) September 23-29, 2024

2024 Western Games (Arizona) October 7-13, 2024

2024 Talladega 600 (Alabama) November 8-14, 2024

You can find the match programs, schedule of events and registration information by visiting https://thecmp.org/cmp-travel-games/.

Questions on the Master Marksman Program? Contact CMP’s Christina Roguski at 419-635-2141, ext. 714 or croguski@thecmp.org.

The GCA is proud to continue our partnership with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The CMP is a federally chartered 510(c)(3) corporation dedicated to leading the nation in marksmanship excellence providing safe, high quality and innovative programs with a focus on youth.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

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