Smallbore, Air Matches Return to CMP’s 2023 Camp Perry Open

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Camp Perry Open is set to resume May 19-22, ready to offer a full schedule of air gun opportunities as well as a corresponding smallbore rifle match – all held at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio. Registration is open and capacity is limited, so sign up early for this fun and challenging event!

Such competitions offered at the 2023 Camp Perry Open include a junior 3×20 air rifle match and 60 Shot air rifle and air pistol competitions for adults and juniors, with adaptive athletes also welcomed and encouraged to attend. Additionally, a free air gun clinic will provide an educational opportunity for participants. All air gun events will be held within CMP’s Gary Anderson Competition Center indoor air gun range.

The Camp Perry Open includes air rifle and air pistol events within the CMP’s electronic air range.

Outside, a 3×20 smallbore rifle match will take place on Camp Perry’s Petrarca Range, conveniently located next to the air gun facility. The match will be fired on KTS electronic targets at 50 meters.

Along with air gun events, the Camp Perry Open also features a smallbore rifle match.

Adding even more excitement to the Camp Perry Open will be the event’s celebrated Super Final – featuring costumes, music and other attention-grabbing effects that bring fun to the match. During the Super Final, the top 38 competitors from each of the day’s air rifle and air pistol qualification round meet on the firing line to compete in an intense elimination event. The competition goes on until only one athlete remains standing in each discipline.

One of the highlights of the Camp Perry Open is the exciting air gun Super Final.

To register for the Camp Perry Open or to learn more, visit We hope to see you there!

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

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