The event, hosted by the Arizona State R & P Assoc., will take place 21-22 Feb 15. It’s only a six hour drive from my area, so it seems like the perfect opportunity. The competition involves firing a service pistol, as defined by the CMP Competition Rules, over the Pistol National Match Course of fire: 10 shots slow-fire standing, 50 yards; 10 shots timed-fire standing, 25 yards; 10 shots rapid-fire standing, 25 yards. I will use my Springfield Armory 1911 as seen in the attached picture. You can also use an M9 or civilian equivalent.
I encourage you to check out the events calendar tab for dates and locations of other CMP EIC pistol matches that are near you. This information was compiled directly from the CMP website.
I expect to document the whole experience. Follow me on Twitter to get live updates on my journey, or check back each Tuesday for a more in depth Tactical Tuesday posts.