Air Gun Athletes and Spectators: Gear Up Now for the 2018 Camp Perry Open
If it’s almost January, then it’s time again for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s 2018 Camp Perry Open. This annual event has been a staple air rifle and air pistol event in Northwest Ohio for over a decade. Adult and junior athletes of all experience levels are welcome to come participate and experience one of the most anticipated airgun events of the year.
Featuring a variety of matches, the 2018 Camp Perry Open is set to fire from January 12-14, 2018. Those participating will be given the rare opportunity to compete alongside some of the most talented marksmen in the country, including members of the Army Marksmanship Unit and the USA Shooting team, along with talented upcoming junior competitors who are leading the next generation of excellence in our sport.
The 2018 Camp Perry Open will be held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center, which houses an 80-point indoor air gun range equipped with CMP’s own electronic targets, powered by Kongsberg Target Systems. The targets, installed in November 2016, instantly return shot scores on an LED display monitor located next to each competitor. Monitors overhead also reveal scores to spectators in the crowd as they happen, keeping guests connected to the action on the firing line.
Matches scheduled to be fired during the competition include the Men’s and Women’s 60 Shot Air Rifle and Pistol matches and the 3×20 Junior Air Rifle individual and team events. Informal awards ceremonies will follow both the 3×20 and the 60 Shot Matches each day.
The Super Finals, which is undoubtedly the highlight of the 2018 Camp Perry Open, breaks from the quiet finals traditionally seen during marksmanship events by not only allowing, but encouraging loud music and crowd participation at an attempt to distract competitors from behind the firing line. Crowd members and competitors alike often dress in masks, costumes and other standout attire to add an extra element of fun.
Guests who have never seen the Super Finals are welcome to watch the spectacle unfold on Saturday, January 13, when the match will be held. Come and enjoy the scenery or join in on the excitement!
With free admission and ample parking, the 2018 Camp Perry Open is open to the public any time during the event. Whether just curious about air gun or interested in stepping onto the firing line, all are welcome at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. We hope to see you there!
To register and for more info on the Camp Perry Open, visit http://thecmp.org/air/cmp-competition-center-event-matches/camp-perry-open.