From The Tribune staff reports
TALLADEGA – Registration is now open for the annual marksmanship retreat in Taladega.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) annual Talladega 600 is set to begin on Nov. 16 and will offer a variety of competitive and learning events through Nov. 22 at CMP’s own Talladega Marksmanship Park.
Open to competitors of all ages, disciplines and experience levels, the Talladega 600 will include a mix of rifle and pistol events. Shotgun opportunities are also available outside of the competition schedule, with a Sporting Clays Field and 5-Stand Shoot on the park’s designated shotgun areas.
According to a release from the CMP, face coverings will be required during the event.
New to the event this year will be two test matches: a Benchrest Garand Match and a Rimfire Sporter Benchrest Match. These events will incorporate the use of sandbags for stabilization for competitors and their As-Issued M1 Garands or .22 caliber rifles, respectively. The new matches will allow competitors of any age to become involved in a true competition, with increased ease and safety on the firing line.
For an educational experience, a Rifle Marksmanship 101 Class (which features an M16 EIC Match) is also open to both new and advanced individuals looking to enhance their marksmanship knowledge.
Those eager for pistol events will be able to look forward to .22 Rimfire EIC and Service Pistol EIC matches, along with As-Issued 1911 and Military & Police matches.
For more information on the event, including registration and a complete match schedule, visit https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/talladega-600/.