The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s North and South rifle stores will open June 4 by limited-visitation appointments. Rifle buyers can begin scheduling appointments this week to shop at either the Ohio store at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio, or the Alabama store. In compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions, the CMP will be controlling the number of customers in each store.
Those wanting to make shopping appointments will need to call the CMP’s national hotline for store reservations at 419-635-2111. Operators will be available to make appointments at the CMP North store between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The new CMP North rifle store has been relocated from the Building 2500 warehouse to the CMP Programs HQ at Building 3 (the V-shaped office building with twin white rockets in front). The new rifle store is a true a retail store with multiple rifle racks, merchandise displays and plenty of counter space.
It is located next to the Camp Perry PX and south of the National Matches Welcome Center. The store will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Appointment hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
If appointments are not filled, the CMP may allow a limited number of walk-ins, who will be assigned a number and will be called from their cars when time allows. The only guaranteed visits will be those reserved by appointment.
Each shopper must complete sales application paperwork in advance. Here is the sales link: https://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/ordering-information. If you do not have access to the internet, please request that paperwork be mailed to you when you make your appointment.
Rifle buyers will be allowed 30 minutes in the store to make their selections. Once the rifle is selected and order is submitted, the customer will exit the store and remain in his or her vehicle until called for rifle pickup and payment.
If you are not able to make your appointment, call and cancel your appointment. Only eligible shoppers will be admitted and must have an appointment. Customers will be required to wear a mask and will be issued rubber gloves, which must be worn while in the store.