The rifle range is closed Sunday Sept 25 8am to 1pm for a CMP match.
This program gives rifle owners a great way to practice their marksmanship with a variety of matches during the year featuring a variety of rifle types. The competition is low-key, with the only prizes being bragging-rights. Safety is taken very seriously but all other aspects of the matches are rather informal. Most participants are only interested in doing better than they did in their last match.
We welcome any newcomers to our program, which runs from April through October. The match fee is just $10 and the matches are open to the public. We have all the equipment needed to try out the program, available for free loan.
We would very much like to encourage youth participation (which is a cornerstone of the national CMP program). To that end, anyone under the age of 18 participates for free.
The matches are generally held on the 1st and 3rdSundays of the month.
The September NRA High-Power match has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept 25th. Sign-in will be at 8:30 and the match starts at 9:00.
We start each stage in position (a safety decision).
Each position gets two sighter rounds. So there’s a total of 58 shots, of which 50 shots are for score.
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* or equivalent military vintage bolt-action rifle
Join your fellow shooters at the next Springfield Rifle Match at Northside!
Next match is scheduled for:
Sunday, May 1
Registration begins at 8:30 am at the rifle range.
Competition begins at 9:00 am.
All matches are open to the public.
Cost is $10. Juniors (18 and under) are free.
Matches are a chance to demonstrate your skills as a marksman. They allow shooters to reenact military and marksmanship history and features camaraderie and a relaxed, fun-filled, yet challenging experience.
For more information, contact the CMP Chairman at email@example.com
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a U.S. government-chartered program that promotes firearm safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens. The CMP operates through a network of affiliated shooting clubs and state associations that cover every state in the U.S. The clubs and associations offer the opportunity for continued firearm practice and competition. Any U.S. citizen who is not legally prohibited from owning a firearm may participate.
The Northside Sportsman’s Association (NSSA) is hosting a CMP informational clinic on April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm to present an overview of CMP/NRA match procedures and best-practices, discuss this year’s match events and answer questions.
This year’s match events include:
- NRA Rifle Matches
- Springfield/Vintage Rifle Match
- Carbine Match
- Garand Match
- .22 Caliber Match
- F-Class High Power Rifle Matches
Although a basic understanding of firearms and firearm safety is a prerequisite to participating in a match, you don’t even have to own your own rifle. NSSA has two AR-15 rifles to loan to participants, which can be used at the seven NRA Rifle Matches in 2016.
At the meeting, you will be able to ask questions and learn more about the CMP, CMP events, and procedures used during the events (match procedures, qualifying firearms, range commands, etc.). You will also be able to learn about some exciting new provisions for 2016 that allow for a greater number of rifles and participants.
Come to the CMP informational meeting on April 12 to find out more on how to get involved and participate in CMP activities!
Date & Time:
April 12, 7:00pm
325 Mt. Pleasant Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
There will be a CMP Planning Meeting at the NSSA Clubhouse on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00 PM. At this meeting we will create the calendar of dates, and decide the types of matches (F-class, Garand, 4-position, rim-fire, etc.) that will run in 2016.
Ten members participated in this week’s NRA High-Powered Rifle Match. Below are a few photos of the event. Our next event will be an F-Class match on September 13th. We hope to see you there.
The term “Off-hand” is often misunderstood as shooting with the weak hand. It actually means shooting while standing with the firearm supported only with the hands.
Sitting rapid-fire at 200 yards. 60 seconds to fire 10 rounds, with a magazine change after the first 2 rounds. (The magazines are loaded 2 rounds and 8 rounds.) It’s a challenge to get off all ten rounds in 60 seconds and still display excellent marksmanship…
Prone rapid-fire at 300 yards. This is what separates the men from the boys and the women from the girls. The rifle is hand-held (no mechanical rests) and uses open sights (no scopes). And this is over a distance of three football fields The people who can do the proficiently are among the best rifle marksmen around. We’re very fortunate that our NSSA membership includes several of them, as evidenced by the results of the 2015 Camp Perry CMP matches last month.
This coming Sunday Northside will hold our monthly NRA High Power Rifle Match, with open sights at 200 yards and 300 yards.
The course of fire is 8 rounds of sighters and 50 rounds for score, for a total of 58 rounds for the day. Sign up is at 8:30 and the match starts at 9:00.
As always this event is open to the public. Also, If you don’t own a qualifying rifle, NSSA has two Bushmaster XM-15 E2S A2 with 20” barrels available for match use, for free. The club also has magazines, slings, empty-chamber indicators, and a ground mat that can be used during the matches. This is an excellent way to give the sport a try for just the cost of ammunition. (Note: Only factory ammunition can be used with the club rifles—no reloads.)
I hope you can join us on Sunday.
NSSA’s .22 caliber rim-fire match will be held this coming Sunday, August 9th.
Although it is not a registered CMP match, it is known as one of the more entertaining and challenging events on the NSSA CMP schedule. Check out the chart below to get an idea of the amount of drop shooters must compensate for.
We invite you to come out and join in the fun with us. This event is open to the public. Non members are welcome!
Sign in by 8:30am – the match begins at 9:00.
Course of fire:
· Sight-in 10 rds. max. 10 minutes.
· Prone 10 rds. slow fire. 10 minutes.
· Sitting 10 rds. slow fire. 10 minutes.
· Kneeling 10 rds. slow fire. 10 minutes.
· Standing 10 rds. slow fire. 10 minutes.
All positions are fired at 200 yards.
Either iron sights or a scope can be used, but scoring is done according to sight class.
If a shooting position cannot be assumed, the next position lower on the list should be used.
.22 LR rifles only. Any type of action can be used, but preferably clip or single shot.
No palm rests are permitted.
Please join us for the M1 Garand CMP match coming up on Sunday, July 12th. In addition to Garands, we welcome as-issued 1903 Springfields, 1917 Enfields, 1941 Johnsons, and M1 Carbines.
This coming Sunday is the traditional Father’s Day rifle match at NSSA. It will be the classic NRA High Power Rifle Match held by the Civilian Marksmanship Program , this event will challenge shooters skill with open sights at 200 yards and 300 yards. As usual, this regularly scheduled event is open to the public.
The course of fire is 8 rounds of sighters and 50 rounds for score, for a total of 58 rounds for the day.
If you don’t own a qualifying rifle, NSSA has two Bushmaster XM-15 E2S A2 with 20” barrels available for match use, for free. The club also has magazines, slings, empty-chamber indicators, and a ground mat that can be used during the matches. This is an excellent way to give the sport a try for just the cost of ammunition. (Note: Only factory ammunition can be used with the club rifles—no reloads.)
We hope everyone can enhance Father’s Day with us on Sunday.
If you are interested in more details, email the CMP Chairman
Full CMP schedule visible after the break.