After observing Team CMP leaders, each shooter engaged in dry fire practice during which coaches offered suggestions to improve positions.After observing Team CMP leaders, each shooter engaged in dry fire practice during which coaches offered suggestions to improve positions.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Before the firing of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Trophy events, the National Matches schedule offers training clinics for all levels of shooters to receive personalized help and information.

For junior shooters, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Junior Highpower Rifle Clinic offers one-on-one training, dry firing and class work focused on safety, trigger control, fundamentals and effects of weather, among other things. For those looking for more than the basics, an Advanced CMP Highpower Clinic offers marksmen supplementary training, dry firing exercises and position work.

Juniors receive one on one help and instruction during the clinic.Juniors receive one on one help and instruction during the clinic.

Many juniors (age 20 and below) attend the USMC clinic year after year, using the opportunity to freshen up their skills before the bigger National Trophy matches, to socialize with other juniors and to receive coaching.

A classroom session is held on the first day of the clinic, during which basic safety and marksmanship fundamentals are covered. Previous attendees are released to Petrarca Range for dry-fire practice, while newer shooters remain in the classroom for additional instruction. When the classroom portion is finished, the classroom juniors join the rest of the clinic participants for snap-in and dry-fire positioning.

The Marines show several examples of their own standing, sitting and prone positions and break them down before having all participants get into their positions and dry fire. Coaches are open to answering questions and to helping each junior find the positions that work best for him or her.

Charisma Owen of Texas dry fires from the sitting position.Charisma Owen of Texas dry fires from the sitting position.

At the 2018 National Matches clinics, attendee Dorothy Speers of New Jersey said she highly recommends

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