CMP’s Camp Perry Open Air Gun Match moves to May, adds smallbore event

Nov 24, 2020 | Ottawa Outdoors | 0 comments

Typically held during the gusty chill of January, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Camp Perry Open indoor air gun match at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio has been moved to warmer times, and is now scheduled for May 21-23.

Due to social distancing protocols, the match is subject to limited capacity and other restrictions that presented difficulties in hosting the event in colder temperatures. That prompted the CMP’s decision to postpone the match to the spring and better outdoor conditions. As the country’s situation continues to evolve, more details on procedures and match changes will be released as necessary.

Featuring a variety of 3×20 and 60 Shot categories, the Camp Perry Open is designed for adult and junior air rifle and air pistol competitors of all experience levels. Additionally, an adaptive shooting category is offered under the World Shooting Para Sport classification system to provide competitive opportunities to all interested athletes.

The new spring time slot for the Camp Perry Open also allows for a coinciding 3×40 smallbore match to be held May 21 on the outdoor Petrarca Range at Camp Perry. The smallbore competition will be held in the morning, using Orion paper targets for qualification and electronic targets for the final, before the junior 3×20 match is scheduled to begin in the air gun range in the afternoon.

As in past years, the Camp Perry Open Super Finals, one of the most awaited highlights of the Camp Perry Open, is currently scheduled to take place.

An open clinic for all competitors will also be held at the conclusion of the Super Final for athletes and coaches wanting to learn more about advancing their marksmanship abilities. The clinic will be held in Hough Auditorium on Camp Perry to allow proper social distancing to attendees.

On the firing line, the Camp Perry Open will give competitors a rare opportunity to compete alongside some of the today’s most outstanding marksmen, including members of the Army Marksmanship Unit, the USA Shooting team and other upcoming junior competitors who are leading the next generation of excellence. To register and for more info on the Camp Perry Open, visit

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