WED | MARCH 11, 2020

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Convention graciously allowed Tennessee S3DA exclusive use of the Gaylord Opryland Event Center to host the 2020 Tennessee S3DA Indoor State Championship in Nashville, Tennessee.
Michigan State University recently hosted the 2020 Michigan S3DA Indoor State Championships at the MSU Demmer Shooting Sports, Education and Training Center in Lansing.
It’s the premier match of the Camp Perry Nationals, The President’s 100, with more than a thousand rifle shooters on the line. The goal is shooting to be one of 100 best that awards the President’s 100 tab for service members and can lead to the shoot-off to find the year’s top rifleman at 200, 300, and 600 yards.

Kayle Browning realized a lifelong dream by earning a spot on the 2020 USA Olympic Womens’ Trap Team. The Wooster, AR native manifested her Olympic journey back in 2018 by securing an Olympic quota spot for the United States in Olympic Trap, shooting her Krieghoff K-80.
SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG professional shooter Daniel Horner for his first place finish in the Tactical-Optics Division at the 2020 ExCommunicado 3-Gun Match at the CowTown Range in Phoneix, Arizona, February 22-23, 2020.
Federal Ammunition sponsored shooters Kayle Browning and Vincent Hancock will chase Olympic glory in the shotgun sports at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. .

SIG SAUER Academy will host the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the SIG SAUER Academy (SSA) facility in Epping, New Hampshire.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that Team Ruger's Randi Rogers (Holy Terror) claimed top place wins in both Cowgirl and Wild Bunch categories at this year's Winter Range SASS National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, AZ.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has added an Advanced Maintenance Class to the National Matches Long Range schedule, set for Aug. 4-6, 2020. The class will be held at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio.

Rock River Arms introduces a new .450 Bushmaster carbine. This entry into RRA's LAR lineup was developed as a modern hunting firearm with outstanding short- to mid-range capabilities.
Benelli has partnered with Disabled Outdoorsmen USA to give special needs hunters the opportunity to go afield or on the water to pursue their passion for the outdoors. In addition to donating funds, Benelli provided Disabled Outdoorsmen USA with Super Black Eagle 3 shotguns to use on their latest duck hunt.
MidwayUSA announces the release of "Double Triggers and Automatic Safeties," a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA

SIG SAUER, Inc.announced that the Vermont State Police has adopted the SIG SAUER M400 Pro Rifle as the official patrol rifle of the Vermont State Troopers. The Vermont State Police has jurisdiction for public safety throughout the Green Mountain State, with over 300 sworn state troopers.
Media Lodge. announces a partnership with Armory Forums. Together, this partnership will provide video advertising products, display ad, email marketing, social media and commerce solutions to advertisers.
The Decatur, Texas, Police Department has deployed Viridian's FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC) in the field. This distinctive camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras.

The Second Amendment Foundation and Connecticut Citizens Defense League have filed suit in Federal District Court challenging the State of Connecticut’s prohibition on ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds, or loading more than ten cartridges into a so-called “high capacity magazine.”
Galco's introduction of the FasTrax PAC waistpack at SHOT Show is followed by a full-grain leather version – the FasTrax PAC Elite. Designed to blend with casual modern clothing styles, the Elite discreetly carries a compact defensive handgun ready for action.
With MDT’s newest addition to the CKYE-POD line, all you need to use the most stable and versatile bipod on the market is a sling swivel stud.

POF-USA has decided to upgrade all Rogue (light 308 AR) rifles, including future production, with their own 4.5lb drop-in match grade trigger. This free upgrade will be installed in all Rogue models.
Leica Sport Optics has launched a newly developed premium riflescope series - Leica Amplus 6. The new line features 6x zoom and reticle illumination in a 30mm design.
Leica Sport Optics has unveiled its first thermal imaging camera designed specifically for hunters: the Leica Calonox. Launching in August, the Leica Calonox will be available in two versions: As a pure hand-held observation device – The Leica Calonox "View" - and as a mounted device on a riflescope – The Leica Calonox "Sight."
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has released its 2020 schedule for Petrarca Range on the grounds of Camp Perry – a public gun range which features electronic targets designed to withstand both rifle and pistol firing.
Aero Precision announces their March Rifle Giveaway, featuring a Woodland Geocam M5 (.308) Rifle, a new custom design by popular Cerakote company Blowndeadline.
Apex Tactical Specialties’ new Extended Slide Release for the CZ P-10 C, F and S model pistols is now available for pre-order from
RSR Group has added Berger bullets to its product offering. The Berger bullets line is now in stock and available for purchase.
Anyone interested in learning more about the latest developments of a shooting range in Richmond Township in Marquette County is encouraged to attend a March 26 meeting hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center will be host to the upcoming 2020 Scholastic 3-D Archery Indoor National Championship, held in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association’s Indoor Nationals on August 19th, 2020.

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosts a number of outdoor rifle events throughout the year on the grounds of its headquarters, located at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio.

Each firing point on Petrarca is equipped with a personal shot monitor. Viale Range will also be equipped with the same technology.

Three Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Modern Military (GSM) Matches will be held on Petrarca Range, with Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) and other rifle competitions set to be fired on the larger ranges of Camp Perry. 

  • April 5, 2020 – CMP Petrarca Range Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Modern Military Match
  • June 27-28, 2020 – CMP Petrarca Range Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Modern Military Match
  • June 27-28, 2020 – CMP Viale Range 800 Aggregate & EIC Rifle Match
  • June 6-August 8, 2020 – Camp Perry National Matches
  • September 13, 2020 – CMP Petrarca Range Garand-Springfield-Vintage-Modern Military Match
Petrarca Range includes an overhang and LED screens that show each firing point’s current shots.

Competitors will fire on Kongsberg Electronic Targets (KTS). The KTS system registers each shot and relays the location and score value to a monitor beside each shooter on the firing line.  Electronic Target Scoring Rules are available in the current edition of the CMP HP Rifle Competition Rulebook.

To register for the events, visit the CMP website at Click on the link for your desired match and be directed to Competition Tracker, which will feature entry fees, firing times and other details of each individual event.

Friends of Camp Perry:

In addition to events scheduled by the CMP, the Friends of Camp Perry (a non-profit organization) also occasionally hosts matches on the Camp Perry ranges. Their next event is a Pistol Pop Up Shoot, set for April 11, 2020. The Rifle Pop Up is currently scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020. Registration for both events begins at 7:00 a.m. on the day of match, with a start time of 8:30 a.m.

Since 1995, members of the Friends of Camp Perry have dedicated themselves and their time to the historical training base. Comprised solely of volunteers, the organization has assisted in preservation projects such as the restoration of the “Gratitude Train” and the “Baggage Station,” which are marked with historical posts. The group also lends support to current Army and Air National Guard members through several projects, backed by fundraising efforts.

To learn more about the organization, visit their website at

— Ashley Brugnone
Brugnone is a writer for the CMP


Event Calendar

Western CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches

Marksmanship 101 class, Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Phoenix, AZ

For more information on the Marksmanship 101 Classes, including links to registration, visit the CMP website at

One Man Shoot Announces 9th Annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser For Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness

Riverside Sporting Clays, 52400 Hwy. 16 Denham Springs, LA 70706

The One Man Shoot is a family friendly sporting clays competition for four person teams that raises funds for Dr. Oliver Sartor’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane Cancer Center. for more details and a full event schedule. For additional information, please contact: Amy Kellogg,  or call 504.717.1328; 225.753.8722

APRIL 17-19
NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Music City Center - 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 -

Eastern CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches – Camp Butner, Butner, NC

Marksmanship 101 Class CMP

For more information on the Marksmanship 101 Classes, including links to registration, visit the CMP website at

MAY 12-14
2020 National R3 Symposium

Provide a venue for partners focused on the growth of hunting, angling, target shooting, boating, and other outdoor recreation, to gather, learn, discuss and contribute to national efforts to recruit, retain and reactivate participants. 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (

MAY 15
2020 HSCF Sporting Clays Tournament
8:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Greater Houston Sports Club
6700 McHard Rd, Houston, TX 77053

MAY 16-17
Ridgway Rifle Club – Ridgway, PA

CMP Marksmanship 101 Class

For more information on the Marksmanship 101 Classes, including links to registration, visit the CMP website at

MAY 29
Camp Atterbury – Edinburgh, IN

CMP Markmanship 101 Class

For more information on the Marksmanship 101 Classes, including links to registration, visit the CMP website at

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