CMP

Head Instructor - Jack Steinhausser

The American Legion Post 797 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is open to all members of the Legion Family (All Posts, Units & Squadrons).  Annual Dues for members of the 797 Family are $25;  membership for those individuals outside the 797 Family is $35 per year.  Applications are available from Jack Steinhausser..  Checks should be made out to "American Legion Post 797" and mailed to:

American Legion Post 797 CMP, P.O. Box 30843, Gahanna, OH 43230

Check this site periodically for updates on activities, outings and meetings.  For more information, or to have an application mailed to you, call (614) 471-0703.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) promotes firearms safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth.  The CMP operates through a network of affiliated shooting clubs and associations that covers every state in the US.  The clubs and associations offer firearms safety training and marksmanship courses.  http://www.odcmp.com

Junior Shooting Sports - The American Legion recognizes that guns are a part of sports and recreation in our society and strives to teach youngsters the proper use of firearms before accidents occur.  Many local Posts sponsor Junior Shooting Clubs which provide training in gun safety and marksmanship for junior shooters.  The Legion hosts an annual national air rifle tournament that draws more than 1,200 contestants annually.  The American Legion Junior Position Air Rifle Tournament is an annual tournament that begins with postal matches to determine state and regional champions and the top thirty competitors in the Precision and Sporter categories.  http://www.legion.org (Programs & Events)

Members of the Civilian Marksmanship Program at an outing at the firing range.  Note that safety is the main concern as well as verification of target status.  There are pistol ranges and rifle ranges as well as skeet shooting available at most of the outings and individual members use their own  weapons and                                            ammunition.

A safe firing line is established and there is always a range safety officer assigned to assure that there are no errors while firing is being conducted.  The CMP Program is a very good program for youngsters age 16 or over.  Safety is the paramount feature of the CMP Program.

The program is designed for both male and female candidates and at the end of the range day, all attending will know the proper methods of handling their weapons.  Time is always available for teaching hunting safety as well if someone wants to take a shotgun to fire. 

CLASSES ARE NORMALLY HELD ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AS LONG AS ENOUGH PERSONS ARE SIGNED UP TO ATTEND THE RANGE PROGRAM.  PLEASE CALL THE NUMBER LISTED ABOVE FOR DATES AND TIMES, AND ANY FURTHER INFORMATION. 

 

 

 

 
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