Civilian Marksmanship Program   
CMP M-1 Garand Clinic
and AR-15 Small Arms Firing School
with GSM Course A Match

Introductory Clinics in March and June
Intermediate/Advanced Clinic in Seprember
Muster between 8:30am and 9:00am at the range.
Learn About High Power Rifle Competition
About the Clinic
About the Match
Introductory Clinics at BRRC.

The BRRC M-1 and AR-15 Clinic is an introduction to "known distance" rifle competition that will prepare you to participate in the Civilian Marksmanship Program's As-Issued Games matches as well as NRA Across-the-Course (XTC) matches.

The course will cover,

  • The history and concepts behind the highpower rifle discipline.
  • The types tournaments and the various rifles used with an emphasis on introductory CMP Games type competitions.
  • Basic safety concepts and standard prodecures and terms encountered during formal rifle tournaments.
  • Familiarization with range layout, the course of fire of a match, the targets used, proper scoring and the match procedures and range commands during a match.
  • Familiarization with the two main types of service rifles encountered, the U.S. Rifle M-1 Garand and the U.S Rifle M-16 series aka AR-15/M-4/et al platforms.
  • Handling skills for these rifles including bolt manipulation, trigger release, correct sight alignment, sight adjustment, establishing natural point of aim, breathing and trigger control, single load slow fire, rapid fire stage reload procedure for the M-1 Garand and the AR-15 including rifles with California bullet buttons, and more.
  • Building the prone shooting position including the use of the U.S. military rifle sling.
  • Building the sitting shooting position.
  • Building the standing aka offhand shooting position including the differences in position specific to the M-1 Garand and the M-16/AR-15.
This introductory course will be taught by CMP Master Instructor Dennis Santiago with additional coaching support by active competitors.

Special Intermediate/Advanced Clinic for people preparing to go to the CMP Western Games.

Beginning in 2015, BRRC will offer a Western Games preparation clinic for competitors going the the CMP Western Games matches in Phoenix, Arizona.

This clinic will cover advanced concepts to help you perform better and enjoy the Western Games including,

  • Practicing the standing-to-prone and standing-to-sitting transition needed for the CMP As-Issued GSM Course A and CMP Intoductory AR-15 EIC matches.
  • Refining bolt action rifle manipulation technique for competitors using M1903/A3 Springfield and Vintage Military Rifles.
  • Target pit operations procedures including observing impacts, pulling and marking slow fire stage shots, marking rapid fire strings.
  • Scorer procedures including recording scores on official CMP scorecards, stickering shooter and scorer id's to cards, line safety signals, calling for marks, observing rapid fire round count, and other skills.
  • Advanced sight picture management and other techniques help increase your 10/X count.
  • Advanced discussion of the CMP Rules and the rule that competitors are expected to be familiar with the rules. Note: All attendees to this clinic will be expected to have downloaded and perused the current CMP Rulebook prior to attending the clinic.
  • No Alibi vs. Alibi's Allowed matches for shooters also attending the Creedmoor Cup which is shot under the NRA Rulebook.
  • Trigger weighing opportunity for attendees using certified test weights. There will also be a rifle weighing opportunity for .22 Rimfire Sporter rifles.

Cost for the clinic: FREE

PURPOSE OF MATCH: The purpose of these matches is to provide an opportunity for new and beginning shooters to learn and practice high power rifle shooting techniques. Instruction will be offered before the match and experienced coaches will be on the line to assist beginning shooters. These matches are Sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Participants using an as-issued M-1 Garand, M1903/A3 Springfield or Vintage Military Rifle will be eligible for CMP Achievement Awards. All participants completing the Clinic and Match will be issued a CMP Participation Certificate that can be used to qualify to purchase an M-1 Garand rifle from the CMP.

CMP Course A. This will be a 30 shot match fired at either 100 yards on SR-1 targets or 200 yards on SR targets. See below for details. Except for sighters fired during Stage 1, no additional sighting shots will be taken during the match except as may be authorized by the Match Director.

  • CMP Stage 1. Up to 5 sighting shots and 10 shots for record slow fire, prone position. 15 minute time limit.
  • CMP Stage 2. 10 shots rapid fire, prone position (from standing). One ten shot string, 70-second time limit; except that, the time limit shall be 80 seconds if an M1903/a3 Springfield or Vintage Military Rifle is present on the firing line.
  • CMP Stage 3. 10 shots slow fire, standing position. 10 minute time limit.

Scores reporting to CMP
Official CMP scorecards will be used.
Any center-fire high power rifles with metallic sights (CMP Rule 6 and NRA Rule 3.2) may be used to fire the match.

Scores will only be reported to the CMP for the following categories.

  • As-Issued M-1 Garand
  • U.S, M1903/A3 Springfield
  • Vintage Military Rifle
  • U.S. M-1 Carbine
  • Accurized M-1 Garand
  • Modern Military Rifle
For instance, Steyr AUG's, Sig 556's, H&K 91's as well as stock AR-15 and M-4 Carbine clones would compete as Modern Military Rifles. Accurized Service Rifles (M-14/M1A and M-16/AR-15) and NRA/ISU Match Rifles are not elibible to compete. Shooters firing ineligible rifles can qualify for clinic completion certificates but will otherwise be firing for practice only.

RULES: Current CMP Rules shall apply.

Competitors may use their own rifles. Competitors electing to do so are responsible for providing their own rifles and ammunition for this match. This is a no-alibi match. Competitors are expected to ensure that their equipment is in good working order.

Burbank R&R Club M1 Garand rifles will be available for use. Please notify the match director prior to the match if you wish to use a club rifle. Caliber .30-'06 ammo may also be purchased for use in the match. All competitors must use shooting glasses and hearing protectors. A shooting coat is recommended. Shooting mats will be provided.

START TIME: 9:00am. Arrive at the range by 8:30am.

Match fee is $15.00 for non-members, $7.00 for BRRC members.
Ammunition cost is $20.00
(subject to change)

Match Directors: Wayne Fenner and Dennis Santiago

Please download and fill out the Acknowledgement of Risk, Release and Indemnity Agreement (pdf).