CMP Rifle

Eye & ear protection is required at all times by both participants & observers.

When & Where

R1 (100-yard rifle range)
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Safety briefing and shooting starts: 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 3-4 hours

Usually the 3rd Sunday of each month, with exceptions based on other SLCFSA events.  Please check the SLCFSA calendar.

Jan:  Bastogne – WWII Era Rifles
Feb:  Frozen Chosin – Korean War Era Rifle
Mar:  Foreign Bolt Action or Straight Pull Rifles
Apr:  Any Nationality, Any Era
May:  U.S. Bolt Action
Jun:  D-Day – WWII Era Rifles
Jul:  Any Nationality, Any Era
Aug:  Vietnam Era Rifles
Sep:  M1 Garand and M1 Carbine AS ISSUED
Oct:  Battle Of The Black Sea  (Any Nationality)
Nov:  No Shoot
Dec:  Russian Bolt Action

Range Map

What to Bring

Eye protection
Ear protection
Military rifle with open sights
Sling, if you have one
Empty chamber flag (we have extras)
2 clips or magazines for rapid fire
58 rounds of ammo, minimum
Spotting scope and shooting mat (we usually have extras to borrow)

Adults are $5
Juniors shoot free and are strongly encouraged to attend!  Juniors must be accompanied by an adult.

Chairpersons:  Al & Leda Warfel

Al:  I love shooting military rifles used by our forefathers, especially the M1 rifle.  I have been shooting in this event for about 15 years.  When we first started, it was known as the Military Shoots, and then around 2005, we became affiliated with the CMP.  I am an NRA Rifle Instructor and Range Safety Officer.  I have been a member of SLCFSA for 37 years.  I am a past President, past Vice-President, and have been a Director for almost 8 years.  We have a wonderful group of people, so come out and join us!

Leda:  We have a friendly group of “regulars” who are happy to help anyone wanting to give this a try.  It doesn’t matter if you have never tried this before . . . we all had to start somewhere.


Our year-round CMP-style shooting matches are designed to test your skills with military-style rifles.  Each month’s match commemorates an historical event from our country’s history, and salutes the men and women who have served.

You may shoot any military rifle with open sights, but to qualify for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place “bragging rights,” you must shoot a rifle which matches the theme of that month’s event.

Shooting is done at 100 yards using reduced targets that simulate 200, 300, and 600 yards.

We shoot 3 positions:
offhand (standing) – no sling
sitting – with sling
prone – with sling

In 4 separate segments:
10 minutes: offhand – 2 sighters, 10 shots for score, single load
60 seconds: sitting rapid – 2 sighters, 10 shots for score, magazine change
70 seconds: prone rapid – 2 sighters, 10 shots for score, magazine change
20 minutes: prone slow – 2 sighters, 20 shots for score, single load


Participants score their own targets on a score sheet provided: total possible points are 500.

We do not post scores and do not include them in the SLCFSA newsletter, as we feel it may intimidate newer shooters.  The CMP goal is to teach and assist with shooting skills so that participants can have more enjoyment and reach their personal best, whatever that number may be!