The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a U.S. government-chartered program that promotes firearms safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth. Any U.S. citizen who is not legally prohibited from owning a firearm may purchase a military surplus rifle from the CMP, provided they are a member of a CMP affiliated club. The CMP operates through a network of affiliated shooting clubs and state associations that cover every state in the U.S. The clubs and associations offer firearms safety training and marksmanship courses as well as the opportunity for continued practice and competition.
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... armed forces are authorized to wear marksmanship competition badges, in accordance with each service's regulations, which are awarded by the CMP at sponsored competitions ... Civilian Distinguished Marksman Badge Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge Army Excellence In Rifle Competition Badge (Silver or Bronze) Army ...
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