Talladega, AL - The Civilian Marksmanship Program will postpone its November Talladega 600 rifle and pistol event due to storm damage to portions of its 500-acre marksmanship park. The annual event, scheduled for November 16-22, will likely be rescheduled in January or February 2021, primarily at the discretion of the CMP‘s competitors.
“Unfortunately, our facility suffered damage to portions of our electronic targetry when Hurricane Zeta made landfall in our area,” said Mark Johnson, chief operating officer of the CMP.
“Key components necessary to repair the system ship from Norway and the timing will not allow us to complete repairs by November 16,” he said. “That takes us into the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, leaving us no choice but to move the event into next year.”
The CMP will reschedule the event as quickly as possible to best fit the schedule of more than 125 competitors who have registered for the event.
The CMP Talladega 600 event features a wide variety of service rifle matches, pistol matches and vintage and rimfire rifle games events, education and training opportunities.
“Participants can expect contact from us soon to determine the best time slot to get the competition back on track,” Johnson said. “We recently performed a number of upgrades to our highpower range, so the timing of the damaging storms is unfortunate. We look forward to providing our participants with the best experience possible.”
Scheduled Slate of Events:
M1 Garand Rifle Benchrest Test Match
GSM Master Instructor Course
Rifle Marksmanship 101 Course with M16 Special EIC Match
Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Modern Military Rifle Matches
M1 Carbine Rifle Match
4-Man Team HP Service Rifle Match
Dixie Double HP Service Rifle Match
Congressional 30 HP Service Rifle Match
Military & Police Service Pistol Match
EIC Service Pistol Match
CMP M1A Modern Military Rifle Match
CMP .22 Rimfire EIC Pistol Match
Rimfire Sporter Rifle Match
Rimfire Sporter Benchrest Test Match
Vintage Sniper Rifle Team Match
Range and Match Sponsors:
Glock Perfection Pistol
White Oak Armament
Dupage Trading Company
Garand Collectors Association
Hi-Lux Precision Optics
Loader Monkey Ammunition
For more information about the CMP, CMP Talladega and CMP marksmanship and education opportunities, log onto www.TheCMP.org.
-- By Steve Cooper, CMP Education & Training Manager
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.