Phoenix, Az – Come watch sharpshooters in action at the upcoming Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The Western CMP Games matches will take place on Oct. 15-18. The Creedmoor Cup matches take place on Oct. 19-23.

Most of the competitions during these two prestigious national-level events entail using vintage military rifles. For instance, there are matches for Springfield Rifle, M-1 Garand, M-1 Carbine, a vintage sniper team match, and a vintage military rifle match.

All interested shooting sports enthusiasts, including new shooters, experienced competitors, recreation-oriented shooters and national championship contenders are invited to participate in these unique competitions. Spectators are welcome.

You will likely discover top shooting teams at this event from the Marines and U.S. Army – come rub shoulders with the best of the best.

The 2011 Western CMP Games matches include the following events:

  • Garand & Springfield Match Clinic
  • John C. Garand Match
  • Springfield Match
  • Vintage Military Rifle Match
  • As-Issued M1 Garand EIC Match
  • Rimfire Sporter Match
  • Carbine Match
  • Vintage Sniper Match

The 2011 Western Creedmoor Cup matches include the following events:

  • High Power Rifle Clinic
  • Zeroing Day
  • Creedmoor Cup (2400 point aggregate)
  • 4-Man Team Match
  • Creedmoor EIC Match

All competition, clinics and special activities take place at the Ben Avery High Power Range, Activity Center, or Small Bore Range at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility at I-17 and Carefree Highway in north Phoenix. Just take I-17 to Carefree Highway (exit 223), head west a short ways on Carefree Highway, and this magnificent shooting complex can’t be missed. In fact, Ben Avery is one of the largest publicly-operated shooting ranges in the nation and is operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The Western CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup are co-sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and Creedmoor Sports, Inc., in cooperation with the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association.

For more information about the event, visit www.odcmp.com/competitions/westerngames.htm or contact Steve Cooper at (419) 635-2141, ext. 1108 or scooper@odcmp.com.

For answers to questions about the Western CMP Games, contact the CMP at croguski@odcmp.com or call (888) 267-0796, extension 1114. For answers to questions about the Creedmoor Cup matches, contact Dennis DeMille, demille@creedmoorsports.com or call (800) 273-3366 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific time.

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