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Camp Perry National Matches, 2018
ARIZONA TEAM with coaches in the NATIONAL INFANTRY TROPHY MATCH


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On the line in 2018 at Camp Perry

AZ teams Spent a week this summer at Camp Perry!


Arizona put two teams in the National Matches run at Camp Perry!
Phoenix Rod & Gun Club fielded the Adult team.
ASRPA's Arizona Scorpions is the Junior team.

Since 1907, the annual National Matches have been held at Camp Perry, Ohio and are mostly run by the CMP.

http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-national-matches/
the Service Rifle stages of the matches consist of three individual matches followed by three team matches.

There were about 20 civilian shooters from Arizona, 7 of them teenagers on the Junior Team.

These matches all included stages at 200, 300 and 600 yards, with standing, sitting and prone stages, some
slow fire, some rapid fire. Every AZ shooters, like nearly every shooter at the event used an AR-15 Rifle.

All used 4.5X scopes except for a few dinosaurs with iron sights.

The first individual match was a warmup called the Oliver Hazard Perry Match, named after Commodore Perry.

With a perfect 300 points, AZ shooter Dave G came in 2nd place out of 792 shooters.

Next came the President's Match, the top 100 shooters earn the right to wear the "President's 100" badge.

Three AZ shooters, one a junior, were in the top 100. There were 179 Juniors and 83 women in this match of 1073 shooters.

Then the National Trophy Individual Match. This is the match where shooters who perform in the top 10%
numerous times (over several state and national matches) can earn the Distinguished Rifleman badge, probably the highest achievement an average shooter can aspire to. 1007 shooters competed. 818 of them civilian, of the 19 Arizona civilians, 3 were in the top 10%, two are already Distinguished Riflemen, one, Dave F of Phoenix is now one step closer.

Then came the 2-man "Hearst" team match, named after the trophy donated nearly 100 years ago by William Randolf Hearst. Of 293 adult teams, the highest placed AZ team came in 92nd place. (Juniors shot a different match this day).


Then the National Trophy Team Match, 6 shooters, 50-shots each. Of 41 teams, The PRGC team came in 19th place and the Scorpions, 23rd.

The final big Team Trophy Match named after the "Infantry Trophy" is the National Infantry Trophy Team Match, often called "Rattle Battle" since its all rapid fire at 600, 500, 300 and 200yds in that order! 35 teams entered, PRGC was 23rd place and the Scorpions 24th place!


Before the last piece of brass hit the ground we were already talking about next year!

Funny CMP rule: every team must have at least one NEW SHOOTER! so the adult team will be looking for new shooters and of course the junior team needs to replace every member who turns 21 and can no longer shoot as a junior! So both teams will be recruiting new members this fall, stand by for more info!

I now have 96 pictures posted!




(POSTED BEFORE LEAVING)
Members of the Arizona rifle teams are arriving at Camp Perry!


Since 1907, Camp Perry, an Ohio National Guard base (right on Lake Erie between Detroit and Cleveland) has held the annual National Matches. http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-national-matches/ .

NRA (founded 1871) and CMP (started as NBPRP in 1903) conduct a two month long series of Rifle and Pistol Matches. Starting with just smallbore (.22) rifle, pistol and high power (.30) rifle, Over the decades they have added so many new events were added such as various C&R shoots, long range, mid range prone, etc that NRA had to move smallbore and some of their less attended high power events to different ranges in neighboring Indiana, but the NRA Pistol Matches (Arizona team won civilian team!) and a whole slew of CMP High Power classes and matches are still held at Camp Perry.

The Service Rifle stages sponsored by CMP, which start next week, are the best attended precision shooting event in the western hemisphere. Over 1000 shooters, side-by-side shooting 200, 300 and 600 yards! Standing, Sitting and Prone, slow fire and rapid fire! Nearly every single shooter using an AR-15!

Arizona shooters will be there with 2 teams!

A junior team, http://www.arizonajuniorhp.com/ sponsored by ASRPA http://asrpa.com/

And an adult team, this year sponsored by PRGC's High Power division http://www.phoenixrodandgun.org/

All the shooters, 6 or 8 on each team, will shoot the individual matches, then the teams will shoot, as teams, in the team matches. This is about 7 days of shooting!

AZ's junior team is VERY strong! for decades, almost every year, they win one of the big team matches. The problem with the Junior team is.... the best shooters leave! They "age out" at 21 or earlier if they join the military, and a lot do, we put an average of one cadet in a military academy every 2 years! So every year, they need to find NEW TEAM MEMBERS! So if you have a teenager (12 is about the youngest) who would like to shoot AR-15's with the best shooters in the state, get in touch with me, the team will be having a recruitment session in the fall!

Our adult team needs shooters too! In fact, so many adult shooters are busy with careers or drift off into bolt action 1000yd shooting, that we really need to find as many AR-15 shooters as we can! We will be holding recruitment sessions in the fall too!

CMP Western Games is coming to Ben Avery in Phoenix in October
http://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-t...western-games/ with beginner's classes on Friday and Saturday 19-20-Oct. A bunch of serious AR-15 matches and a bunch of FUN, beginner-friendly M1/C&R shoots before and after!

Rio Salado in east Mesa http://www.rsscaz.com/ holds a twice yearly beginner's High Power Rifle class, usually the 4th sunday in April and October, this year, it will be 28-Oct. http://www.riosaladohp.com/clinic.htm .

Also, if you want to get into this type of shooting, all of our monthly club shoots, at all the ranges in town, are open to everyone, they are somewhat beginner-friendly and experienced shooters always go out of their way to teach the new guys! A few of us do one-on-one coaching. So there are LOTS of chances to learn the sport!

The National Matches start in just a few days! results will be posted here:
https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.p...ts&match=16353

Hope to see you all on the firing line soon!



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AZ Flag behind the junior team firing points in the National Trophy Team match at Camp Perry 2018

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Presiden't Math shootoff shooter with display target on the firing line, Camp Perry, 2018

Here is a page with 95 2018 pictures!


Welcome to Arizona-RifleShooting.com. This web-site will provide match descriptions, tutorials, and other information including match schedules and announcements on competitive rifle shooting in and near Arizona. The primary emphasis of this site is Convention NRA/CMP Service Rifle, Vintage Rifle, Mid-Range, Long-Range and "Palma" Rifle as well as NRA & ISSF/Olympic Pistol and smallbore rifle. Occasionally other shooting disciplines, such as F-class & Tactical  Rifle and Hunting Rifle.




.ARIZONA SHOOTING EVENTS
These coming Months' Schedules:

Check club websites for start times! Arrive 1 hour early for set up! Always bring 10 extra round for sighters.

Note!
SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE LAST MINUTE. ALWAYS CHECK THE CLUB CALENDER THE NIGHT BEFORE.


Nov 2018

  • 14-Nov, Wed, high Power 80-shot  200/300/600yd standing, sitting, prone BASF         
  • 17-Nov, Sat, 8AM high Power 80-shot  200/300/500yd standing, sitting, prone at  RSSC
  • 18-Nov, Sun, 0730, two 30-shot 2-position C&R/M1/As-issued (beginner friendly) at PRGC 
  • 18-Nov, Sun, 7AM, M1 for Vet's High Power Rifle Match 200yd 45 shot at Tucson    
  • 21-Nov, Wed, high Power 80-shot  200/300/600yd standing, sitting, prone at BASF         
  • 24-25-Nov, Sat-Sun AZ State Long Range Championships at  BASF         
  • 28-Nov, Wed, high Power 80-shot  200/300/600yd standing, sitting, prone at BASF        
Dec 2018
  • 29-Nov-2-Dec, Sat-Sun AZ State Palma Championships at  BASF     
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  • ALWAYS goto the club website and confirm before driving!:
    Recurring weekly evening shoots:
    • Tuesday 6:30PM, Bullseye Pistol PRGC
    • 1st & 2nd Tuesday each month 5:30PM, IDPA Pistol PRGC 
    • Tuesday 3PM open, Steel Pistol RSSC
    • Wednesday 6PM, 10m Air Pistol RSSC
    • Thursday 4:15PM open, Steel Pistol PRGC
    • Tuesday  & Thursday 6:30PM Junior Smallbore Rifle BASF contact:  juniormarksmanship@asrpa.com
    Weekday daily oct thru may:
    • Wedneday 9AM High Power XTC 200/300/600yd practice BASF
    • Wedneday 9AM smallbore prone 50-100yd practice BASF
    • Wedneday 9AM High Power 600-1000yd practice BASF
    Check Arizona Traffic before you drive to the match:
    http://www.az511.com/

    Weather at Ben Avery Range:
    http://www.wunderground.com/
    personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KAZPHOEN184

    Rifle Shooting Championship Matches in Arizona:
    http://www.desertsharpshooters.com/


     
    Arizona's two main 2nd amendment oriented civil rights advocacy organizations: ASRPA and AZCDL.
    AZ shooting notes

    Arizona State Junior High Power Rifle Team
    2018 Washington's Birthday Match
    under new management!
    http://washingtonsbirthdayriflematch.org/
    Next year (confirmed): last weekend in Feb. 23-24-FEB-2019
    2018 results now on the website!
    Latest update: 12-Nov-18

    Coming some day, descriptions of many common shooting events
    NRA/CMP Service & High Power Rifle
    Mid/Long Range & Palma
    NRA Smallbore
    NRA Bulleye Pistol
    Tactical Precision
    CMP M1/C&R
    F-class
    Oympic Rifle
    Olympic Pistol
    3-Gun etc



    John Martin
    John Martin, with a 1903A3, at Rio Salado posibly in 2002 (the .jpg file is from 2002)
    John Martin passed away in late July 2016.

    Safari rifle shoot 2018
    Annual Safari Rifle shoot at PRGC
    winner gets a pith helmet (and has to wear it every subsequent shoot!)


     
    Safari rifle shoot 2018

    safari winner 2018 Safari winner
    Safari Winner and his new Pith Helmet 2 years in a row!
    Safari Rifle shoot at PRGC
    Next shoot: probably March 2019

    animals at PRGC
    its a zoo out there!

    Hunting Rifle Shoot at PRGC
    Next shoot: Pending late 2018 or 2019!


    Jay
    Arizona Pistol Shooter Jay Shi came in 14th place in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
    Here he is at PRGC practicing his 50 meter "Free Pistol" event.


    Captain High Power
    Captain High Power
    the master of all he surveys
    This guy shot a winning numerical score at Washington's Birthday, coming in 2nd place only by X-count!

    CMP WG 2009
    The Passing of R. Lee Ermey has been reported.
    Here he is attending the 2009 CMP Western Games as a Rifle competitor. (With Myles G of AZ)


     I deleted a whole bunch of stuff here

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