CMP/GSM Rifle & CMP Vintage Sniper

Repeats every month on February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Saturday 24 times .
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, September 7, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, October 5, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, November 2, 2024 - 7:30am
Saturday, December 7, 2024 - 7:30am

Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club

CMP GSM Rifle Match Program

                                     Garand/Springfield/Vintage & Modern Military Rifle

                         Vintage Sniper match following GSM match, see program and schedule below


            Registration/Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

            Followed by squadding & safety briefing at 8:00 a.m.

           Firing begins at 8:30 a.m. 

           Cost: Club Members - $15 / Non Members - $20

 Match will follow CMP Course A format 35 rounds fired at 200 yards

1stStage – 15 rounds slow-fire prone (first 5 are sighters) - 15 minutes

2ndStage – 10 rounds rapid fire prone from standing. - 80 seconds

3rdStage – 10 rounds slow fire standing – 10 minutes

As Issued Rifle Categories:   

1) Garand 

 2) Springfield - 1903 & 1903A3

 3) Vintage Rifle – Includes US Krag & M1917 and vintage foreign military bolt rifles

 4) Modern Military Rifle – US made AR 15 fixed and collapsible stock, M1A, etc.

* We will use the Club’s electronic scoring targets so bring a tablet to connect to wi-fi

Competition is open to any eligible competitor. All competitors must have a notarized CMP “Eligibility Affidavit and Liability Agreement” on file at PMRPC, or present it at time of match registration. A copy of the form can be found here:

Rules: Current Edition of CMP Rules

Award Pins – Gold/Silver/Bronze will be given to competitors who fire qualifying scores

Completed score cards will be forwarded to the CMP and results posted online at:

                            Doug Ingram - Match Chairman & CMP/GSM Master Instructor

                                       Cell # 954-599-8372  / E-mail -


Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)

Sanctioned Vintage Sniper Match Program

Dates: 2021,Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4; 2022,  Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7.     

Sponsored by:  Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club

Location & Directions to the Range:  610 Hurley Blvd, Palm Bay, FL

Competition open to:  Any eligible competitor, you need not be a member of the NRA, CMP or the sponsoring club.  All competitors must have a notarized “Eligibility Affidavit and Liability Agreement” on file at the sponsoring club or present at registration, or a current CMP issued number will suffice. A PMRPC Liability Agreement must also be signed.

Entry Fee: $10.

 If a PMRPC club member or Guest Competitor who participated in the preceding sanctioned GSVM match, then $5

Entries Close:  At the announcement of squadding assignments

Firing Starts:  After squadding, which follows the scheduled GSVM match.    March 5 needs to be done by 1 PM to not impact the Orange Blossom Regional sight in.

Rules:  Current edition of CMP Travel Games Rules,

Course of Fire:  Vintage Sniper

Awards:  CMP pins

General Information:  Dennis Green, CMP Vintage Sniper Match Chairman,  Refer to and for detailed location, and for range specific guidance eg. Electronic targets, hearing and sight protection, etc.


                           Supplemental Topics                                            

Please read and understand the CMP rules.  The shooter is responsible to conform to the rules. 

Front Rests

             Two sand bags per assigned firing position will be provided by the range.  We may need the teams to move some of them from the 300 yard range to the 600.

             The CMP Travel Games have used the rubber rest seen at Camp Perry and the Creedmoor canvas rest advertised.  The rules do not recognize these rests.  If a team presents such a rest to the Jury prior to the match, and it is determined to be one of these rests or a high fidelity facsimile, then it can be used.  At this time we will not recognize range bags or back packs as front rests.

Rifle Configurations

             Triggers may be weighed. Semi Autos may be tested for proper operation of the disconnect feature.  NRA weights are available.  Unsafe equipment may not participate. 

             The sanctioned rifle and scope combinations are in the rules.  If your equipment is not sanctioned, but you consider it to be in the spirit of the CMP Travel Games, then you may appeal to the jury to participate OOC.  Period equipment is strongly desired:  no modern F class-like equipment will be considered.

             No stock shims or special bedding.  It is in the rules.  Obey the rules.  If you signed up for the sanctioned match, then you certify your equipment is sanctioned, otherwise apply to participate OOC.  If you are not sure your equipment meets the requirements, then submit it to the jury. 

Two Relays, Sixteen Team Maximum; Target Configuration

             Starting at the high numbers the even frames will be for 600 yard faces, the odd for 300.               Each team gets two numbered firing positions (16 feet of frontage).    If available, then the calibrated frames used in the preceding GSVM match will be refaced by the competitors after final squadding.  If rain threatens and the frames are not available, then practice frames will be used.

             Frame 19 is a hospital 300SR face.  After the frames are populated, as above, a 600MR face will be the left hospital.



Out Of Competition (OOC) participation

             Teams with sanctioned equipment will be squadded first.  If space is available, and the jury approves the requests, then OOC shooters will be squadded.


             A three person jury will be appointed by the match director to decide concerns regarding sanctioned equipment or challenges to the range officer decisions.


The non-shooting relay assigned to the target will provide a score verifier and a range officer. 

Except for safety reasons the reader does not stop once firing has started.    In case of an XFIRE!!  the score verifier of the offender marks a miss and continues; the recipient of the crossfire score verifier temporarily takes the higher of the two shots and continues.  One electronic system will have 9 shots the other 11.   Each score verifier should take a screen shot in portrait, to show the terminal velocities, when the sequence is complete.  The score verifiers and range officers involved should sort out the scoring using the terminal velocities while the shooters change.

The reported electronic shot placement rules.  The paper provides an aiming point. The electronics are calibrated to the frame structure.  Careful paper mounting will make them coincident.  Once the paper center is closely matched to the frame center, then double the paper in the corners by folding prior to stapling. 

Range alibis

If you can shoot through a flapping target please do so, but it is not required, stop shooting and inform your range officer there is a range alibi, both teams will be instructed to move to another target.  At the end of the 300 stage or 600 stage the portion needing a re-fire will be taken care of; one sighting shot is allowed before the partial sequence is resumed. If the second team member has not fired, then he and the shooters of the rest of that stage will be allowed a sighting shot before the reader starts the timed sequence. 


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