The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a holdover from America. They sell old military rifles and ammunition directly to citizens. They also sponsor shooting events of various sorts to promote marksmanship. Our club is affiliated and we have a match every month.
A 70 year old rifle, shooting 40 year old surplus ammo, with iron sights. The goal is to hit a 3 inch circle at 100 yards. Now if I can just improve my off-hand. It’s an great opportunity to spend a day at the range and shoot a piece of American history. Here’s a list of upcoming matches across the country. See you at the range.
The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world… The first step – in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come – is to teach men to shoot!
-– President Theodore Roosevelt