TALLADEGA, Ala. – There’s still time to sign up for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Talladega 600 marksmanship event! Featuring an assortment of rifle and pistol competitions, the Talladega 600 is set for Nov. 15-21, 2021, at CMP’s own Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.
Known as “A Southern Classic,” the Talladega 600 is open to enthusiasts of all ages, disciplines and experience levels – offering several popular recreation-oriented rifle matches, such as:
Versions of prestigious National Trophy Rifle Matches (the Congressional 30 and Dixie Double), team events and Rifle and Pistol Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) matches are also on the calendar, adding even more challenges and fun. Pistol competitors may enjoy a series of As-Issued 1911, Military & Police, .22/Centerfire/.45 Pistol Aggregates as well as .22 and Service Pistol EIC events throughout the Talladega 600.
Outside of competition, educational opportunities like the Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship 101 courses, combining both classroom and live-fire practice on the range, will be offered, along with GSM Master Instructor and Range Officer Level II courses that help participants gain the knowledge needed to conduct CMP events at their home ranges.
And, for shotgunners – the Talladega Marksmanship Park will host the MidwayUSA Foundation’s “Day of Clays,” Nov. 19, 2021. The day of competition, games and prizes will be conducted within Talladega’s shotgun area and includes a four-person clays tournament as well as side challenges like Wobble and Long Bird. Entry fees are $20.
All donations made to the MidwayUSA Foundation, a non-profit organization, will be matched with an ADDITIONAL $20,000 in matching funds available to match registration and side game entries. Learn more about the event and the generosity of the MidwayUSA Foundation by visiting https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/doc/.
See it all at one of the country’s most advanced facilities, the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, the Home of Marksmanship! Learn more about the Talladega 600 and find registration information through the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/talladega-600/.
About the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park:
The CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park is a destination for firearm supporters and those intrigued by the sport, featuring exclusive CMP electronic targets and scoring monitors that can only be found at the 500-acre facility. The park is open to the public every week and regularly hosts rifle, pistol and shotgun events all year long.
New to Talladega in 2021, the CMP now offers its own archery range for guest use – equipped with 20 lanes of life-size 3D targets that can be arranged from 15 to 50 yards. Off of the firing line, the Club House holds a fully-stocked Pro Shop that includes an exclusive collection of rifles, ammunition, marksmanship accessories and CMP memorabilia.
-- By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Staff Writer
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.