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CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Join us on the firing line for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2024 National Smallbore and Air Gun events during the annual National Matches in Port Clinton, Ohio!

The National Matches, held at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Base since 1907, is conducted through a partnership between the CMP and the Ohio National Guard – showcasing a variety of indoor and outdoor events for adults and juniors.

The National Smallbore lineup includes iron sights and any sights prone events as well as 3×20 (three-position) individual and team matches. Smallbore events are fired on the covered outdoor electronic target line of Camp Perry’s Petrarca Range.

For air rifle or air pistol competitors – check out the National Air Gun Matches, held on the electronic target range within the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. The series features training, followed by two days of 60-shot competitions.

The National Smallbore and National Air Gun phases have been arranged in tandem to allow athletes the option of competing in both disciplines, with an aggregate event included for those firing in air rifle and three-position smallbore competitions. Challenging elimination team matches will also be part of the Air Gun and Smallbore schedules.

Learn more about the National Smallbore Matches at and the National Air Gun Matches at

About the National Matches:

The National Matches is comprised of the CMP National Trophy Pistol and Rifle Matches, National Games Matches, National Smallbore Matches, National Air Gun Championships and the National Mid-Range and Long Range Matches. The month-long series also includes a variety of educational clinics for all experience levels.

Whether competing for the first time, a seasoned athlete or simply observing, the National Matches has something for everyone. All events are open to the public, with spectators welcome. Review the 2024 National Matches schedule and other event info on the CMP website at

By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer