By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
ANNISTON, Ala. -(Ammoland.com)- The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) invites the public to explore the exciting and fast-growing world of air rifle competition Feb. 9 – 11 and Feb. 16 – 18, 2017, as hundreds of coaches, competitors and spectators take part in the 2017 JROTC Service Air Rifle Championships, held at the CMP’s South Competition Center in Anniston.
The event showcases high school Junior ROTC athletes from around the country who use precision air rifles (mirrored from Olympic-style competitions) as well as classically-designed sporter air rifles to fire pellets upon state-of-the-art electronic targets at prone, standing and kneeling positions.
Regional events will also be held in Camp Perry, Ohio, and Las Vegas, Nev., before Nationals are fired in March.
The high-tech Kongsberg Target System (KTS) targets used in CMP’s air gun range in Anniston are powered by OpticScore technology, which are scored optically by internal LED lights.
Monitors at each firing point instantly display scores, and button functions with an LED lighted screen allow ease of use for individuals of all ages and experience levels.
The range was recently updated to resemble CMP’s reconstructed stationary …Read the Rest