By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Author

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Talladega 600, a marksmanship retreat, is ready to start Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, and ends Sunday, Dec. 10, at CMP’s personal Talladega Marksmanship Park. Referred to as “A Southern Traditional,” matches to be fired on the Talladega 600 will embody a mixture of rifle, pistol and shotgun alternatives that may absolutely present a bit of one thing for fanatics of all ages and disciplines. Even if you happen to’ve by no means competed earlier than, we assure we’ve one thing for you.

Standard recreation-oriented rifle CMP Video games matches, such because the Garand, Springfield and Classic Army occasions, will mingle with variations of prestigious Nationwide Trophy Matches, disguised because the Congressional 30 and the Dixie Double Match. Carbine, .22 Rimfire Sporter and Classic Sniper occasions will add much more nostalgic really feel to the match schedule. New in 2018, a Fashionable Army Match has additionally been added to the schedule of occasions.

For academic experiences and people who need to be taught extra concerning the sport, a GSM Grasp Teacher Course and a Small Arms Firing College (which options an M16 EIC Match) are additionally open to each new and superior people seeking to improve their marksmanship information. Degree II seated Vary Officer Courses for Highpower Rifle & Bullseye Pistol can even be held on December 4th. Go to for extra info.

These longing for pistol occasions will be capable of sit up for .22 Rimfire EIC and Service Pistol EIC matches, together with As-Issued 1911 and Army & Police matches.
Whereas attending the Talladega 600, friends are welcome to bask in shotgun on the Sporting Clays Discipline and 5-Stand Shoot on the park’s personal manicured shotgun fields, when time permits.

The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park is actually a worthwhile vacation spot for firearm supporters, housing unique CMP digital targets and scoring screens that may solely be discovered on the 500-acre facility. The park is open to the general public each week and repeatedly hosts rifle, pistol and shotgun occasions all yr lengthy.

Off of the firing line, the outstanding Membership Home holds a fully-stocked Professional Store that features an unique assortment of rifles, pistols, ammunition and equipment, supplied by the professionals of Creedmoor Sports activities, Inc.

For extra info on the occasion, together with registration and an entire match schedule, go to

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (three) non-profit company. It’s devoted to firearm security and marksmanship coaching and to the promotion of marksmanship competitors for residents of the USA. For extra details about the CMP and its packages, log onto