Register Now For The CMP’s 2022 Junior 3P Air Rifle Postal Championships

Registration is now open for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2022 Junior 3P Air Rifle Postal Championships. This annual, national-level competition is designed for junior athletes involved in 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, Club or JROTC sporter and precision air rifle programs.

Competing in the CMP’s Postal Championships promotes growth and experience in competition at a national level. In addition to many other benefits, it also allows the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals on the range.

Participating athletes may choose to compete in the 2022 Junior 3P Air Rifle Postal Championships and/or their local CMP State Championship.

During the Postal match, competitors receive targets by mail to record shots at their home ranges in each of the three positions: prone, standing and kneeling. Targets are then submitted back to CMP Headquarters for official scoring by staff members.

State Championships are conducted by CMP State Directors or specially appointed Match Directors. Athletes are encouraged to compete in both the postal and state matches.

This year’s Postal Competition will run through Feb. 15, 2023. State CMP Championships are open through Feb. 1, 2023.

Top scoring athletes will move on to the Regional Championships in Ohio, Alabama or Utah in April, with the culminating 2023 National Championships set to be held at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio, June 22-24 (sporter), and July 10-12 (precision).

For registration and more information on the CMP Postal Competition or the CMP State Championships, visit

Note that participation is restricted to shooters 18 years and older in CA in compliance with CA State Assembly Bill 2571 prohibiting the marketing of firearms to minors in the State of CA. Don’t ask for HAM’s comments on this, they’re probably the same as yours!