A New Day with OLD Questions
It seems like the whole world is rebooting or resetting. There seems to be a lot of questions about how to do things and when can things be done? The first big question seems to be when is the range open? I hope you know that the PSC Range has never been closed during the COVAD-19 crisis and has always been available to members. In consideration for our members, all matches, events, and classes were cancelled for a time, but beginning June 1st, these events have been re-opened depending on each event schedule. Of course at each event, everyone should take responsibility to exercise personal protection for themselves and be considerate of their neighbors.
Another frequent question is about PSC’s affiliation with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Yes, PSC is an affiliated CMP club. We have been an affiliated club for many, many, many years. If you are not familiar with the CMP, it was started in the early 1900’s by Congress to promote regular rifle practice and promote competition as a means to contribute to the national defense. After WWII, the program increasingly focused on fostering youth development through marksmanship. Today, CMP sponsors a variety of rifle and pistol competitions for both youth and adults including airgun competitions. The biggest question is how do PSC members participate in the purchase of U.S. government surplus rifles like the M1 Garand? The answer is to go directly to the CMP website (thecmp.org) and read the instructions. No need for PSC intermediaries. PSC is an affiliated club, and you as a current PSC member can deal directly with CMP. A copy of our 2020 Certificate of Affiliation is shown below.