TALLADEGA, Ala. – On the weekend of May 13-14, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosted the second installment of the new Talladega Quarterly Matches, with over 60 competitors attending the event.
Making an impression was Chase Turner, 46, of Atlanta, GA, who claimed both the Service Pistol and .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC events, while Keith Schachle, 64, of Jasper, GA, led the 50-Shot Rifle Match. John O’Donnell returned to fire the top score in the Service Revolver Match, which he had previously won during the February Talladega Quarterly Matches.
The Talladega Quarterly lineup allows ample opportunities to earn Excellence-in-Competition (EIC) points on the way to earning a Distinguished Badge – a prestigious honor in the marksmanship community. Comprised of such competitions as Service Pistol, .22 Rimfire and Service Revolver Pistol EIC, Service Rifle EIC matches as well as 80-Shot and Mid-Range rifle matches, there are several opportunities for guests to find fun challenges on the range.
For educational purposes, a Pistol Marksmanship 101 training class was held during the Talladega Quarterly event in May and included an accompanying M9 EIC Rifle match. Members of the USAMU Pistol Team taught the Pistol Marksmanship 101. Winning overall was John O’Donnell, 65, of St. Louis, MO, with a score of 263-3X, as CPT Jennifer Creasy, 44, of Montgomery, AL, reached the non-distinguished high score of 216-2X for fourth place overall.
The final set of the Talladega Quarterly Matches will take place on Aug. 25-27. Alongside the same lineup of rifle and pistol competitions, the August event will include a Rifle Marksmanship 101 (with an M16 EIC Match) and a Pistol Marksmanship 101 (with an M9 EIC Match). A Rimfire Sporter Match will also take place on Sunday, August 27. Members of the USAMU Rifle and Pistol Teams will teach the Marksmanship 101 classes. Come learn from the some of the best marksmen! Online registration is available at https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=24353.
Overall Winners of the May Talladega Quarterly Matches:
M9 EIC Pistol:
Overall: John O’Donnell, 65, of St. Louis, MO – 263-3X
Non-Distinguished: CPT Jennifer Creasy, 44, of Montgomery, AL – 216-2X
Service Pistol EIC:
Chase Turner, 46, of Atlanta, GA – 274-6X
.22 Rimfire Pistol EIC:
Chase Turner, 46, of Atlanta, GA – 280-5X
John O’Donnell, 65, of St. Louis, MO – 343-4X
2nd Lt Elijah Edwards, 23, of Columbus, MS – 789-24X
Mid-Range 3×600 Rifle:
Service Rifle: Walter Anderson, 70, of Birmingham, AL – 589-20X
F-Open: Brett Collins, 59, of Montevallo, AL – 594-28X
EIC 50-Shot Rifle:
Keith Schachle, 64, of Jasper, GA – 489-16X
For a complete list of results of the May Talladega Quarterly Matches, visit the CMP’s Competition Tracker page at https://ct.thecmp.org/23MayTQMresults. Photos of the event may be viewed and downloaded at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/p623423287.
Registration for the August Talladega Quarterly Matches and more is now available online at https://thecmp.org/cmp-matches/talladega-quarterly-matches/. Questions or registration help may be directed to CMP’s Christina Roguski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-635-2141 ext. 714.
NEW TRAINING AT TALLADEGA:
Retired law enforcement visiting Talladega Marksmanship Park should consider the latest training offered at the facility – LEOSA Firearms Qualifications (Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, HR218). Any qualified retired individuals who want to earn their annual qualifications may contact CMP’s Bret Lankford at email@example.com or 256-474-4408 ext. 453 to schedule time on the range, any time throughout the year. Fees to take the course include an hour of range time for $12.50. See all Talladega Marksmanship Park has to offer at https://thecmp.org/ranges/talladega-marksmanship-park/.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.
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