Where are the Matches?
HELP! - WHERE IS the AMMO?
"On the move"
2021 CMP Entry Form (this includes entry fee info)
Calendar FOR 2021 - NM Calendar
Ray's version of calendar in .pdf -
An incredible week of shooting:
Typical traveling day from NJ to Ohio is Sunday (8-10
Typical traveling day back to NJ
Here are some of the most common inquiries:
How do I know where and when to shoot?
- When can I practice?
What do REFEREES do?
(If your question is not included here, please email Mary@NJPistol.com!)
What are all these matches? (2021 Schedule shown below)
As of 2021 the CMP runs"Match
Pistol" .22 caliber, Centerfire and .45 caliber Championship matches!
The CMP (Civilian Marksanship Program) runs SAFS (Small Arms Firing School) which takes place on Tuesday at the National Matches. The CMP also runs the "hardball*" matches (a.k.a. "Service Pistol*") - the traditional P100, NTI, NTT matches are conducted on Saturday, AFTER the 2700 matches are completed! Service Pistol (or "hardball") specifications now generally mean iron sights and ANY SAFE jacketed ammo!
**EVERYONE MAY NOW DO RIMFIRE EIC WITH .22 AS A SEPARATE EVENT!!!
*Juniors compete in a special junior category if they fire AS JUNIORS for CMP matches. As such they must use .22 caliber pistols with iron sights -they are NOT eligible for points toward Distinguished Pistol Shot with their .22 scores, but CAN EARN Rimfire Distinguished points! An advanced Junior MAY fire in the adult matches (but can't enter to shoot BOTH .22 as a junior and "regular" hardball with 9mm or .45!)
Air Pistol Events run ALL WEEK (you may RENT one!)
NOTE: NJ State Teams will be entered by and paid for the State Pistol Chairman (Ray Badiak) AT CAMP PERRY! You do NOT have to sign up for any TEAM matches when you enter online or by mail - just sign up for your individual matches (see above!) If you are interested in firing on a Team, read and reply to the NJ 2021 TEAM LETTER
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must belong to NJ State Association (ANJRPC) for at least 30 days prior to Camp Perry to fire on a NJ State Team!
Team Matches are conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for each of the 3 guns of the 2700 Championship. They are held AFTER the individual matches for that gun are finished for that day.
Team matches are 30 round NMC - 4 members of each team will be chosen to fire on any given day - they fire 2 at a time (-i.e., there are two 30-round relays) - the non-firing team members help with scoring. A total of 2 alternates are allowed on 4 member teams.
Team matches are ALSO conducted for "hardball" on Saturday! Juniors may be on 2-person teams!
NOTE: Your individual squadding location will likely be on a different point, and may be on a different range than your team squadding!
updated for 2021 - Q: How do I enter?
(This is NO LONGER a 2 step process - you CAN NOW sign up for "everything" all at once!)
NOTE: NJ State Teams will be entered by the State Pistol Chairman AT CAMP PERRY! You do NOT have to sign up for any TEAM matches, when you enter online or by mail - just sign up for your individual matches (see below!)
FOR CMP MATCHES and SAFS:
NOTE: For ONLINE ENTRY - you'll need to "log in" (or register) before they will take your entry - OPENS 4/1/21
1- Online Entry
(with payment by credit card) https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=21010
2- Snail mail - CMP Pistol Entry Form and SAFS and Glock Entry included
Cancellations received at least 30 days prior to a competitor’s first event will receive a full refund. Cancellation requests received between 29 days and one day prior to the event entered receive a 50% refund of all fees paid, no-shows on the day of the match or cancellation requests received on the day of or after the match will not receive a refund unless the cancellation is caused by bereavement, a medical emergency or CMP error.
When you arrive at Camp Perry you need to sign in at the CMP
CMP In-Processing Hours: (tentative)
Wednesday and Thursday (July 14-15) : 6:30 AM to 2 PM
Friday (July 16) : 6:30 AM to 4 PM
You should get your squadding info at
In-Processing check in!
MONDAY July 12 from 12:00 noon - 5 PM
(this may be squadded?)
NO MORE REFEREES - CMP Match Official roles are different from NRA!
Click on the map below for interactive version!
Bootleggers (2), McCarthy's (3), Jolly Roger's (4),(NO
MORE Nagoya, now it is THE QUE)-(8)
and especially Andy's Ice Cream - all "must stops" for NJ pistol shooters!
1- On Base - new huts (as of 2015!)
Huts sleep 4, have A/C (no indoor plumbing) -
night (for the whole hut!)
2- Off Base - local hotels (click to enlarge)
3- Off Base - local Condos
Some shooters reserve their favorite condos for "pistol week" a year in advance!
i - Port Clinton area
ii - Oak Harbor - Green Cove
bit farther, but no problem getting to the range for your relay time!
- ammo: at least 180 rounds for each .22, CF and .45 (to
include individual matches and team matches, not accounting for practice or
- To make your trip to the firing line easier, consider getting a "Geezer" cart instead of carrying all your gear by hand!
NEW for 2021 - BRING YOUR STAPLER!- Leave your stapler at home! No repair centers here!
- you'll need to get your 9 targets, complete with backers, to bring to the firing line!
(fired and unfired targets fit below the benches - see photo below)
You may want to bring a chair - slow fire takes the full 10 minutes here!
You may want to bring a clamp for your brass catcher and a strap to keep your gunbox from blowing over (Camp Perry WIND is legendary!)
NOTE: When going
from "long line" (slow fire) to "short line" (timed and rapid fire) you will
need to move all your gear
- Bring fishing gear?! - Port Clinton is the "Walleye Capitol of the World!"
The following hints are offered by our local "veterans" to help you:
Don't be afraid to ask questions of anyone standing around!
Know your target # (some shooters write
in on their shooting hand!) so you don't crossfire
Load your magazines before going to the firing line!
ECIs must be in guns EVEN WHILE IN THE BOXES!
"We will give you time to adjust your
"Invest" in a calculator from the Dollar
Store if you are "mathematically challenged"
KNOW YOUR RULES - especially regarding ALIBIS!!
If the targets turn away before they
should (or don't turn away when they should) raise your hand and speak up (before the next string!)
If targets don't face when they should ("significantly" more than 3 second delay) and then suddenly face, don't fire - ask for a refire!
Check that YOUR shot values have been written correctly!
Have respect for the shooter you are scoring - WRITE recognizable and NEAT SHOT VALUE NUMBERS!
THANK THE VOLUNTEERS - range personnel
are out there, in whatever weather, for 8-10 hours