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CMP matches at DSRPC




lemmonhead

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Pleased to announce that we are starting regular CMP matches at DSRPC. First match will be held on Saturday July 1st. Most of matches will be held on the first Saturday of every month at 12:30 PM. The majority of the matches will be the CMP GSMM 35 round matches. We will have special events throughout the year such as XTC matches, EIC matches, M1 Garand State Championship, and Vintage Sniper matches.
We are encouraging new shooters and junior shooters 12-18 years old. Junior shooters will have match fees waived. On request there can be instruction and training on shooting the match and use of equipment prior to the match.
We have have a new electronic target and scoring system which will make the matches go quicker and no more pulling targets in the pits.


Desert Sportsman's rifle and Pistol Club
Civilian Marksmanship Program GSMM Rifle Match

Sanctioned CMP match

Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military

Date: July 1st, 2023

Time: Sign ups start at 12:00 PM. Match starts at 12:30 PM.

Location: Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club (DSRPC) on range 6.
DSRPC
12201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Course of Fire: Match is shot on a 200 yard electronic target system. CMP GSMM course 'A' 35 round match. 5 sighters in any position, 10 rounds slow fire prone (single load) in 15 min, 10 rounds rapid prone starting from a standing position with required reload in 80 seconds. 10 rounds standing slow fire (single load) in 10 min.

Medals will be awarded for each rifle category meeting CMP medal award standards.

Eligible firearms: Meeting the requirements set out in the CMP rulebook. A list of common firearms that can be used in GSMM matches. M1 Garand, Springfield 1903/A3, 1917, Enfields, Mosin Nagant, Mauser, or just about any vintage military rifle in original configuration. M1A, FAL, CETME, AR15 with 4.5 power scope or AR15 iron sights. If you have any questions on eligible qualifying firearms contact the match director. Ball, surplus or match ammo only. No tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammo.

Entry Fee: Non DSRPC will have a $10 entry fee at the front gate to enter the range. Each (35 rounds match) will have a $10/each entry fee with the opportunity to shoot 2 matches. Junior shooters, 18 years and younger will have match fees waived.

Equipment Needed: Firearm with ammunition, extra magazines, clips or stripper clips for rapid fire. You will need to have a phone or tablet that is able to connect with wifi for the electronic targets. Tablets for the electronic targets will no be provided.
Optional equipment which is recommend but not required: Shooting mat, shooting coat, jacket or sweet shirt, shooting glove or heavy welding type glove, sling from rifle. If you do not have some of these items don’t let it discourage you, there will be some extras at the match.

Questions: Contact match director (Justin Allred) via text at 702-439-6998 or email of justinallred74@gmail.com
 

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While we have made major improvements (and will continue to make more) to Range 8, the original CMP range at DSRPC, we've been able to arrange it so that our 200-yd GSMM matches will be held on Range 6. Since there is no one needed downrange during firing, there is no need for pits. So we can use Range 6, which gives us two huge benefits: we won't have to close the popular and more versatile Range 9 with all the steel targets 200-1500 yards, and more importantly, our firing line on Range 6 will be IN THE SHADE.

If you are a DSRPC member, this is on Work Party and Membership Mtg day. So you can come early and help with range cleanup (credit hours are provided toward membership dues) and/or you can help set up the match on Range 6 so that everything is ready by 1100 when the Membership Mtg starts. That way, after the mtg, we just need to do the match paperwork and start shooting.

We are very excited to finally offer regular CMP matches in Southern Nevada. The three nearest CMP matches in St. George, Cedar City, and Victorville are only 100-yd reduced matches. We expect to become popular as we expand.

Please be prepared to be patient with us in these first matches. We spent a lot of time building the targets and getting them tested and calibrated, but it will take some time to get used to using them and seeing what challenges we may face. They have not yet been tested for rapid-fire from all positions at the same time, for example. Maybe bring some extra ammo in case we need to reshoot a string of fire, if problems occur while we work out any bugs.

As a clarification, you can even bring a tablet or phone that does not have active cell service. All it needs is Wi-Fi. You may wish to have or make a stand so you can see it from your shooting position while prone or standing. Range 6 will have a table at every firing position so you can use it to hold your ammo and gear while shooting from standing. You will not have room to have a cart right next to you. Prone will be on the concrete between the tables. Shooting mats can be designed for shooting, or can be as simple as a folded blanket.
 

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Reminder that Saturday is our first official CMP GSMM matches. Be there to sign up at noon. We plan to start the matches at 1230. Each 35-round match is $10. There is a $10 guest fee at the gate if you are not a DSRPC member. Everything is cash only at the moment. Don't forget to bring water.

Traviscl and I modified all the targets yesterday, and we think they will be just fine on Range 6, barring high winds which we should not have this week.

This Friday, we will set a couple up, and verify the calibration and rapid-fire discrimination.

Just a note of caution: please bring a rifle that you've already sighted-in TO SOME DEGREE. The target is 6' square at 200 yards. As long as you have a basic zero, you will will hit somewhere safely on the paper to be able to get your final target zero with no problems. But the cables and electronic sensors are only 3' away from the bulls-eye. That's a lot. Unless you miss 3' off the center....
 
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The CMP match at DSRPC on 7/1/23 went well. Mac, Bill, and Travis went out early and set up the electronic targets up on Range 6. Good thing we were able to shoot under the canopy because it was a warm day. The electronic targets worked as they should and the matches went fairly quickly.

We shot 2 Relays with several of the Modern Military Unlimited shooters re-entering in the second relay. Eric Vargas shot really well earning 2 Silvers. Robert Huxford shot a Bronze on his re-entry. Justin Allred shot a Gold with the M1 Garand.

Hopefully we can get more shooters out for every match and build back this shooting discipline in the area. We are strongly encouraging junior shooter, especially parents with junior shooters to come out and compete.

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We are having our monthly CMP match at DSRPC this Saturday on August 5th at 12:00 on range 6. There will be the opportunity to shoot 2 matches with 2 different rifles or with the same rifle, if you choose. The first match will be a 35 round course A match; the second match, you will have the option of shooting another course A match or shoot a 55 round course B match. Each match is $10. Electronic targets under the shade on range 6, make sure and bring a tablet or smart phone to connect to the electronic target system. Water will be provided. This is a perfect opportunity to come out and try these matches. We have some extra equipment and will be happy to give instruction and coaching to new shooters and juniors. Junior shooters under the age of 18 will have the match fee waived.

Desert Sportsman's rifle and Pistol Club
Civilian Marksmanship Program GSMM Rifle Match

Sanctioned CMP match

Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military
Date: August 5th, 2023

Time: Sign-in starts at 12:00 PM. Match starts at 12:30 PM.

Location: Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club (DSRPC) on range 6.
DSRPC
12201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Course of Fire: Match is shot on a 200 yard electronic target system. CMP GSMM course A 35 round match. 5 sighters in any position, 10 rounds slow fire prone (single load) in 10 min, 10 rounds rapid prone starting from a standing position with required reload in 80 seconds. 10 rounds standing slow fire (single load) in 10 min. Possible 55 round course B match for the second match.

Medals will be awarded for each rifle category meeting CMP medal award standards.

Eligible firearms: Meeting the requirements set out in the CMP rulebook. A list of common firearms that can be used in GSMM matches. M1 Garand, Springfield 1903/A3, 1917, Enfields, Mosin Nagant, Mauser, or just about any vintage military rifle in original configuration. M1A, FAL, CETME, AR15 with 4.5 power scope or AR15 iron sights. If you have any questions on eligible qualifying firearms contact match director. Ball, surplus or match ammo only. No tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammo.

Entry Fee: Non DSRPC will have a $10 entry fee at the front gate to the range. Each (35 rounds match or 55 round match) will have a $10 entry fee with the opportunity to shoot 2 matches. Junior shooters, 18 years and younger will have match fees waived.

Equipment Needed: Firearm with ammunition, extra magazines, clips or stripper clips for rapid fire. You will need to have a phone or tablet that is able to connect with wifi for the electronic targets. Tablets for the electronic targets will no be provided.
Optional equipment which is recommend but not required: Shooting mat, shooting coat, jacket or sweet shirt, shooting glove or heavy welding type glove, sling from rifle. If you do not have some of these items don’t let it discourage you, there will be some extras at the match.

Questions: Contact match direction via text at 702-439-6998 or email of justinallred74@gamil.com
 

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Doesn't the range normally allow use of steel core (not armor piercing) ammo? Do CMP rules ban it? A lot of "ball" and "surplus" ammo is also steel core.
 

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I figured I would get this up ASAP so Mac can bask in his accomplishments. We had our monthly CMP match Saturday 8/5/23 at DSRPC. We had a modest turnout for this months match. There was the option of shooting two matches. The first match is called a course A match which is a 30 round for record match with 5 sighters at the beginning, 300 point match. We had 7 participants shooting a variety of categories, MM, MMU, Foreign Military and M1 Garand. The objective is to shoot against yourself and the scoring standards set out by the CMP. Mac shot a Silver score using a modern military rifle, Robert shot a Bronze using a Modern Military Unlimited, Justin shot a Bronze with a Foreign Military.

After the first match, there was the option of shooting another 30 round course A or a 50 round course B. We had 3 competitors shoot the second relay, all shooting the 50 round, 500 point, Course B match. Mac shot a very impressive score with a Modern Military Unlimited rifle. The 497-22x (Gold) would have placed him first at the nation matches in Camp Perry this year. Robert shot an awesome score of 475-24x (Gold), almost half of his shots were Xs.

The difference between the MM (modern military) and the MMU (modern military unlimited). The MM is an AR15 or semi auto military rifle that cannot have optics and has to be of original configuration. An AR15 meeting the MM standard has to be under 7.5 pounds, have iron sights and a trigger pull of 4.5# or more. Some other rifles under the MM category are M14 type rifles that are under 9.5 pounds, FAL, CETME, SVT, AK74 or other semi-auto military rifles that are in original configuration. MMU are either NM type AR15s with a 4.5x or less scope or a match grade M14.


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I made a huge change in my standing position, completely changing my hand orientation under the forend. I changed halfway through the 10 shots in the first MM match, and saw an immediate significant improvement. So I did the same thing for all 10 shots when I shot the MMU in the second match. That was my best standing score ever, and it followed my best sitting score ever.

This is the kind of day that makes you think you can be good at this, and you'll spend another year throwing all kinds of money into travel and match fees, and then later again getting your ass kicked, wondering why you're trying to keep up with teenagers still.
 

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Nice job!
If your scope is variable and higher than 4.5x are you able to leave it at 4x or move through 1-4x?
Also MMU would be your standard 5.56 AR pattern rifle?
Distances fixed at 200yd?
When would be the next one?
Looks interesting!
 

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Official rules require the max power on your scope to be 4.5x. I use a 1-4x Vortex.

MMU will usually be what is considered a match-conditioned "Service Rifle." Mine is an M16A4 configuration but with freefloating handguard surrounding a heavy barrel, and I have a weighted butt for balance. It's a very heavy rifle.

For these GSMM matches, the distance is fixed at 200 yd. This is the official distance for them. Some ranges have to use reduced targets at 100 yd because that's all they have. I can take my same MMU and use it for "Service Rifle" in EIC and Across-the-Course (XTC) at 200/300/600 yds, and for 1000-yd matches, also.

We are on the DSRPC calendar for the 1st Sat of the month at 1200 noon. Range 6. We are adding several special matches, as well, for the other distances and events.
 
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Desert Sportsman's rifle and Pistol Club
Civilian Marksmanship Program GSMM Rifle Match

Sanctioned CMP match

Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military

Date: October 7th, 2023

Time: Sign ups start at 12:00 PM. Match starts at 12:30 PM.


Location: Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club (DSRPC) on range 6.
DSRPC
12201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Course of Fire: Match is shot on a 200 yard electronic target system. CMP GSMM course A 35 round match. 5 sighters in any position, 10 rounds slow fire prone (single load) in 10 min, 10 rounds rapid prone starting from a standing position with required reload in 80 seconds. 10 rounds standing slow fire (single load) in 10 min.

Medals will be awarded for each rifle category meeting CMP medal award standards.

Eligible firearms: Meeting the requirements set out in the CMP rulebook. A list of common firearms that can be used in GSMM matches. M1 Garand, Springfield 1903/A3, 1917, Enfields, Mosin Nagant, Mauser, or just about any vintage military rifle in original configuration. M1A, FAL, CETME, AR15 with 4.5 power scope or AR15 iron sights. If you have any questions on eligible qualifying firearms contact match director. Ball, surplus or match ammo only. No tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammo.

Entry Fee: Non DSRPC will have a $10 entry fee at the front gate to the range. Each (35 rounds match or 55 round match) will have a $10 entry fee with the opportunity to shoot 2 matches. Junior shooters, 18 years and younger will have match fees waived.

Equipment Needed: Firearm with ammunition, extra magazines, clips or stripper clips for rapid fire. You will need to have a phone or tablet that is able to connect with wifi for the electronic targets. Tablets for the electronic targets will no be provided.
Optional equipment which is recommend but not required: Shooting mat, shooting coat, jacket or sweet shirt, shooting glove or heavy welding type glove, sling from rifle. If you do not have some of these items don’t let it discourage you, there will be some extras at the match.

Questions: Contact match director via text at 702-439-6998 or email at justinallred74@gmail.com
 

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Desert Sportsman's rifle and Pistol Club
Civilian Marksmanship Program GSMM Rifle Match

Sanctioned CMP match

Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military

Date: December 2nd, 2023

Time: Sign ups start at 12:00 PM. Match starts at 12:30 PM.

Location: Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club (DSRPC) on range 6.
DSRPC
12201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Course of Fire: Match is shot on a 200 yard electronic target system. CMP GSMM course A 35 round match. 5 sighters in any position, 10 rounds slow fire prone (single load) in 10 min, 10 rounds rapid prone starting from a standing position with required reload in 80 seconds. 10 rounds standing slow fire (single load) in 10 min.

Medals will be awarded for each rifle category meeting CMP medal award standards.

Eligible firearms: Meeting the requirements set out in the CMP rulebook. A list of common firearms that can be used in GSMM matches. M1 Garand, Springfield 1903/A3, 1917, Enfields, Mosin Nagant, Mauser, or just about any vintage military rifle in original configuration. M1A, FAL, CETME, AR15 with 4.5 power scope or AR15 iron sights. If you have any questions on eligible qualifying firearms contact match director. Ball, surplus or match ammo only. No tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammo.

Entry Fee: Non DSRPC will have a $10 entry fee at the front gate to the range. Each (35 rounds match or 55 round match) will have a $10 entry fee with the opportunity to shoot 2 matches. Junior shooters, 18 years and younger will have match fees waived.

Equipment Needed: Firearm with ammunition, extra magazines, clips or stripper clips for rapid fire. You will need to have a phone or tablet that is able to connect with wifi for the electronic targets. Tablets for the electronic targets will no be provided.
Optional equipment which is recommend but not required: Shooting mat, shooting coat, jacket or sweet shirt, shooting glove or heavy welding type glove, sling from rifle. If you do not have some of these items don’t let it discourage you, there will be some extras at the match.

Questions: Contact match director via text at 702-439-6998 or email at justinallred74@gmail.com
 

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Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club
Civilian Marksmanship Program GSMM Rifle Match

Sanctioned CMP match

Garand/Springfield/Vintage/Modern Military

Date: January 6th, 2024

Time: Sign ups start at 12:00 PM. Match starts at 12:30 PM.
Location: Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club (DSRPC) on range 6.
DSRPC
12201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Course of Fire: Match is shot on a 200 yard electronic target system. CMP GSMM course A 35 round match. 5 sighters in any position, 10 rounds slow fire prone (single load) in 10 min, 10 rounds rapid prone starting from a standing position with required reload in 80 seconds. 10 rounds standing slow fire (single load) in 10 min.

Medals will be awarded for each rifle category meeting CMP medal award standards.

Eligible firearms: Meeting the requirements set out in the CMP rulebook. A list of common firearms that can be used in GSMM matches. M1 Garand, Springfield 1903/A3, 1917, Enfields, Mosin Nagant, Mauser, or just about any vintage military rifle in original configuration. M1A, FAL, CETME, AR15 with 4.5 power scope or AR15 iron sights. If you have any questions on eligible qualifying firearms contact match director. Ball, surplus or match ammo only. No tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammo.

Entry Fee: Non DSRPC will have a $10 entry fee at the front gate to the range. Each (35 rounds match or 55 round match) will have a $10 entry fee with the opportunity to shoot 2 matches. Junior shooters, 18 years and younger will have match fees waived.

Equipment Needed: Firearm with ammunition, extra magazines, clips or stripper clips for rapid fire. You will need to have a phone or tablet that is able to connect with wifi for the electronic targets. Tablets for the electronic targets will no be provided.
Optional equipment which is recommend but not required: Shooting mat, shooting coat, jacket or sweet shirt, shooting glove or heavy welding type glove, sling from rifle. If you do not have some of these items don’t let it discourage you, there will be some extras at the match.

Questions: Contact match director via text at 702-439-6998 or email at justinallred74@gmail.com
 

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Good turnout for the 01/06/24 CMP match at Desert Sportsman's. Weather was nice with mild wind.
Here are the results. We had 9 electronic targets set up. Each competitor had the opportunity to fire 1 or 2 matches. We ended up having 3 relays with the 3rd relay having the choice of shooting a 35 round course 'A' match or a 55 round course 'B' match. We had several out of town shooters from UT and AZ.

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