2011 CMP APPROVED M1 GARAND & HIGHPOWER RIFLE CLINIC
SPONSORED BY THE MEADE COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB
Date: April 16, 2011 Location: Scott Mountain Range, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Eligibility: Anyone 12 years of age or older may participate in the clinic.
Entry Fee: Adults = $40.00; Juniors = $20.00. Make checks payable to the Meade County Sportsmen’s Club (MCSC). Clinic proceeds support junior high power shooting programs.
Entries: The range capacity is 50 shooters. A roster of all competitors must be submitted to Fort Knox security personnel 15 days before the match. Therefore, all shooters must have advanced entries. Advanced entries must include NRA number (if you have one), phone number, address, and payment of entry fee for each individual. All advanced entries must reach the match director at least 15 days before the match date. Advanced entries will be refunded if notice of an entrant’s cancellation is given no later than 15 days before the match. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must also be sent if the entry is to be acknowledged. The matches are held on a military installation and subject to cancellation by the Army with little notice; without a telephone number, you may not be advised of a schedule change.
Background Checks: Shooters who did not pass a background check conducted by the Fort Knox Physical Security Office in 2010 must submit the following information to the Match Director at least 15 days before the match: full name including middle name, last four digits of their social security number, current address, date of birth, and rifle type with serial number. Shooters who have passed a background check but are bringing a new rifle onto Fort Knox must submit rifle type and serial number to the Match Director at least 15 days before the match.
Rifles and Ammunition: M1 Garand rifles will be provided at the range and caliber .30 M2 Ball ammunition will be issued on the firing line. Juniors may be provided AR15 Service Rifles and .223 caliber ammunition. No other rifles or ammunition may be used.
Rules: This is a CMP Approved Garand Clinic and current CMP competition rules will apply. Unless modified by this program, current NRA rules will govern the firing procedures. Empty Chamber Indicators are required (Rule 3.21). All competitors will wear eye and ear protection (Rules 3.19 & 3.20) in the pits. All competitors will wear hearing protection on the firing line while eye protection is highly encouraged while on the firing line. Competitors will score, work in the target pits, and assist the Range and Pit Officers as required. The use of plug type scoring gauges is restricted to the Pit Officer only. No challenges, alibis, or refires will be allowed because of rifle or ammunition malfunctions or inability to reload the rifle in any stage of the match.
Schedule of Events: This is a busy day and every effort will be made to keep on schedule.
7:30am – Gather at gate to Scott Mountain Range.
8:00am – Open gate, travel to 600 yard line, confirm entries.
8:30am – Welcome, safety briefing, roll call, break group into four relays.
9:00am – Depart for instruction stations at target pits, 200 yard line, and 300 yard line.
9:15am – Begin course of instruction, 30 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes to rotate stations.
10:00am – Start second station.
10:45am – Start third station.
11:30am – Start fourth station.
12:00pm – Lunch Break.
1:00pm – Relay 1 shoots course of fire; relay 2 scores, relays 3 & 4 in the pits.
1:45pm – Relay 2 shoots course of fire; relay 1 scores, relays 3 & 4 in the pits.
2:30pm – Rotate between firing line and pits.
3:00pm – Relay 3 shoots course of fire; relay 4 scores, relays 1 & 2 in the pits.
3:45pm – Relay 4 shoots course of fire; relay 3 scores, relays 1 & 2 in the pits.
4:30pm – Clean up: relays 1 & 2 police the pits and relays 3 & 4 police the firing lines.
5:00pm – Issue certificates.
5:30pm – Leave range.
Course of Instruction: The day’s instruction is broken into four stations.
Station 1 – 300 yard line, firing point 3: assembly/disassembly & maintenance of rifle.
Station 2 – 300 yard line, firing point 8: sight alignment, trigger control, firing the shot.
Station 3 – 200 yard line, firing point 6: shooting positions, range commands, demonstration.
Station 4 – Target pits, target 6: marking targets, scoring, safety, range etiquette.
Course of Fire: Firing will be conducted at 200 yards; there will be a coach on each firing point.
Stage 1 – Slow fire, prone; 5 sighting shots & 10 shots for record in 15 minutes; all rounds must be single loaded.
Stage 2 – Rapid fire, prone; 10 shots in 70 seconds with a clip or magazine change.
Stage 3 –Slow fire, standing; 10 shots in 10 minutes; all rounds must be single loaded.
General: Bring your own food and water. Competitors are encouraged to car pool and park as many vehicles as possible in the 600 yard line parking area. If personal vehicles interfere with running the clinic smoothly, we will require all vehicles to be left at the 600 yard line.
Motels: There are several inexpensive motels near the range, including:
Best Western Gold Vault Inn, 1225 N Dixie Hwy, Radcliff (270) 351-1141.
Golden Manor Motel, 346 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh (270) 942-2800.
Directions: All shooters must enter the post through Chaffee Gate. After clearing the gate, drive down Bullion to Eisenhower and turn right and go under the railroad tracks to the traffic light and turn left onto Brandenburg Road. Continue down Brandenburg Road to Frazier Road (just after the railroad tracks), turn right onto Frazier Road and go to the four way stop at Wilson Road, go straight through the intersection and travel down Main Range Road past French Range. Continue down Main Range Road and go down an extremely steep hill. At the base of the hill turn left onto Porter River Road, follow Porter River Road across the bridge to the first gate on the right, turn right and go up the steep hill on the gravel road.
Gate Procedures: Have a picture ID and a match program ready when arriving at the gate. Tell the gate guards you are traveling to the rifle match. Your vehicle may be searched and you may be asked for vehicle registration and proof of insurance papers. This happens to everyone entering the post whose vehicle is not registered on Fort Knox, not just people with firearms. It will be extremely helpful to be cooperative and polite when answering all questions from the guards. Unless on official law enforcement business, Fort Knox considers all peace officers as civilians and thus subject to all these requirements.
CAUTION: These matches are held on a U.S. military installation and all personnel will be subject to all applicable federal laws and military regulations when traveling on post. Concealed Carry Permits are not valid on federal installations and carrying concealed weapons of any kind on Ft. Knox is against federal law and military regulations. Competitors should arrive at Fort Knox early to process through the gate and arrive at the match promptly. Bring only the firearms you plan to shoot and keep them unloaded and secured in an appropriate storage container. Ammunition will also be stored in appropriate containers and kept separate from firearms.