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We have been getting numerous calls wondering what the results are for the 2012 Western CMP and Creedmoor Cup games.
Some people were having issues navigating through the CMP’s new website layout so we have posted this to make life a little easier.
4 Man Team Match
4 Man Team Match Individual Aggregate
Match 16 – The Creedmoor Cup
Creedmoor EIC Match
Standing Slow Fire 200 Yards
Sitting Rapid Fire 200 Yards
Prone Rapid Fire 300 Yards
Prone Slow fire 600 Yards
As technology progresses throughout the years, we are finding ourselves using our smart-phones more and more for every day things such as grocery lists to browsing the internet. With these technology advances came a new way to track your competition- Shooting Apps.
“Where2Shoot” was launched by the NSSF to provide a directory of shooting ranges with a tap of your finger. The app is available for free in the iTunes App Store (not available for Android at this time). This app also includes videos, news and tips for our shooters.
To use this app, the user can either use GPS to find the nearest location or search by zip code and state. The app will then provide information about the ranges and any activities offered at that location.
This app can definitely come in handy if you are out of town or if you just moved to a new area.
- Search and review thousands of shooting ranges
- Search and review hundreds of shooting drills and stages
- You can add live-fire activities, scoring, time and goals along with target photos
- Add and review dry-fire log activities for each of your firearms
- Add and review firearms maintenance activities such as cleaning and repairs
- The personalized dashboard allows the user to create links to their favorite features on the app
- The syncing option allows the shooter to use the application without connectivity. You will need to have a RANGELOG.COM account (free for basic)
We’re getting phone calls, emails, and questions on our Face Book page from people concerned that their Creedmoor hardback coats are no longer legal for use. I’ll attempt to clear this up and hope my answer finds its way around.
I’ve underlined what I believe to be the key words and phrases in this new CMP rule:
6.11.1: Shooting Jackets
Shooting jackets made of flexible material may be worn in all Service Rifle and CMP Games Rifle events except Rimfire Sporter. Shooting jackets may have shoulder, sling and elbow pads providing those pads are not constructed so as to provide rigid artificial support. Jacket constructions that use back braces, non-flexible liners or other non-flexible materials are prohibited.
Creedmoor Coats, including our “hardback” coats, contain NO plastic, only cloth. I think it’s safe to assume cloth is “flexible”, and not “rigid”. Some of the confusion stems from a book written back in 2007 called Slings and Things in which the author incorrectly describes our Hardback coats, writing: “The main body of the coat is lined with a heavy cotton canvas. The “Hardback” is a plastic insert that essentially splints the lower back and seat.” This is completely FALSE. While it’s true other manufacturers use plastic inserts, Creedmoor Sports NEVER has. (This is not a jab at the author of that book. I’m sure it was an honest mistake.)
There ARE heavy shooting coats out there that will be affected by this rule since they do use “rigid, non-flexible materials” in the form of hard plastic inserts. If you do own a coat with a plastic insert in the back, you may want to contact the manufacturer and ask them for their interpretation of this rule, as well as NRA rule 5.2 which was around prior to them marketing and selling that particular coat.
Shooting offhand in a Creedmoor heavy shooting coat is like leaning against a fencepost for support. Better scores prove it. Our superior design gives emphasis toward supporting the shooters standing position.
The raglan sleeves allow for an all-important shoulder fit and a zipper in the non-dominate arm permits releasing bulky material in the crook of the arm while shooting standing. The nylon mesh under-arm gussets we install allow the coat to breathe and create unrestricted movement. The heavy quilted, quarter inch felt padding gives the shooter great body support and gives them that “Fencepost” feel.
The strategically placed added padding creates the “low pulse” effect when shooting with the sling on the arm. One half inch padding on the elbows allows the shooter to be in the prone position more comfortably than without a coat. The textured rubber on the elbows, body and pulse pad provide a slip resistant contact while in the different positions.
The contoured side-released nylon buckles with adjusting straps secure the coat around the body for maximum support. Each strap comes with a 5 inches to spare leaving the shooter room to adjust if needed in different positions. Most shooters tend to wear a sweatshirt under the coats so added strap length has been helpful for those bulky situations.
The coats all come with a soft, removable and washable terry cloth collar. It not only absorbs the sweat that can accumulate around the shooters neck but also protects the shooter from harmful UV rays on a hot summer day. The collar is attached with Velcro and can be thrown into the washing machine when needed.
Though the upgrades aren’t a necessity in improving your scores, they can definitely help with the comfort and ease in achieving those goals.
The ventilation option on our coats allows for the body heat to escape while allowing the cool outside air cool within. The nylon mesh starts under the arms and goes down the two rear quarter panels on the back of the coat. No support is lost when adding this upgrade to a hardback coat.
The All Position Upgrade is a must have for 3-position shooters. We insert a heavy duty eleven inch zipper on the bottom of both sides of the coat, that when un-zipped, allow the coat to open for a better and more comfortable sitting and prone position. No need to unbuckle those last buckles in order to sit down properly.
The removable shoulder pad is a shock absorbing, felt material that can be attached to the inside of the shooting coat behind the rubber should pad. Velcro strips allow the one half inch pad to be placed and removed when needed.
Our newest upgrade is the shoulder straps. Two ¾ inch buckles with webbing take up any “slack” to eliminate any bulging on the shoulder pad whilst in the prone position. These straps also help pull the rubber up on the shoulder to better help the butt stock align with the non-slip rubber.
A few other add-ons are available when purchasing a hardback coat. The shooter can choose to have his or her coat personalized with an embroidered emblem. The shooter lets us know what they would like to have on the coat and we then have that embroidered onto an oval piece of black leather which is then sewn onto the coat.
The American flag is a way our shooters have expressed their pride in our great country. The flag measures three inches long and two inches high and is sewn onto the left side of the coat.
The Creedmoor Sports patch is our logo in a 4 inch patch form. It can be sewn on wherever the shooter wants it to be. It can be ordered on the coat or separately.