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2019 NY CMP Highpower Service Rifle Small Arms Firing School – Olean, NY

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm


2019 NY CMP Highpower Service Rifle Small Arms Firing School

Approved by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)

Sponsored by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA)

Hosted by the Olean Rod & Gun Club, Olean NY


Date:   Saturday May 4, 2019 (Lecture, Dry-Fire Practice) 8am – 5pm (Clubhouse, Range)

              Sunday May 5, 2019 (Live Fire, 50-Round Match) 8am – 5pm (Range)

*Students should arrive by no later than 7:30am each day*


General Course Description and Overview

The purpose of a CMP Highpower Service Rifle Small Arms Firing School is to provide an introduction to the fundamental marksmanship skills and firearms safety which is required in Highpower Rifle competition. This course is designed specifically not only to teach these fundamentals to participants who are new to the sport, but to also serve as a means for those who are currently involved so that they may improve their skills. At the conclusion of this course, students will have gained enough knowledge to be able to safely participate in Highpower Rifle competitions.

This course will be taught by individuals who are highly qualified in the sport of Highpower Rifle competition – NRA Certified Rifle Instructors /Coaches/Range Safety Officers, United States Military Personnel, Distinguished Riflemen, National Champions and numerous nationally-ranked shooters in both CMP and NRA Highpower Rifle competitions.

This specific course will consist of three parts: a lecture, a dry-fire portion and a live fire, 50-round match. The lecture portion will cover the broad spectrum of topics which are important specifically to the sport of Highpower Rifle such as Course of Fire, Range Commands, Equipment, Marksmanship, Pit Duty, Positions, Scoring Procedures, Rules and above all else, Safety. Upon completion of the lecture, students will move to the range where they will be outfitted with equipment and a coach will work with them one-on-one on positions and dry-firing at targets. The following morning, after a review, the students will use what they have learned to compete in a 50-round live fire match. Awards and certificates will be presented at the end of the match during graduation.                

Course participants are welcome to bring any shooting equipment that they may have to the course (ex. Shooting coat, sling, glove, mat, etc.), but basic equipment will be available to all. Any legal Semi-Auto Rifle along the lines of the M1 Garand/M1A/AR-15 A2 platforms will be allowed and students are welcome to bring their own legal rifle and ammunition to use. A loaner AR-15 or M1 Garand rifle and factory ammunition will be available for those who do not have their own rifle. For those students who will be bringing their own rifles, iron sights only is preferred as this is a basic course, but optics up to 4.5X (legal per CMP Rules) will be permitted. ***PER THE NY SAFE ACT LAW, ONLY NEW YORK COMPLIANT RIFLES WILL BE USED FOR THIS COURSE. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS WILL BE THOSE WHO BRING NYS REGISTERED NON-COMPLIANT RIFLES (MUST SHOW NYS REGISTRATION DOCUMENTATION) -OR- THOSE WHO CAN PROVIDE PROOF OF LEGAL EXEMPTION (EX. ACTIVE/RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT).*** If bringing their own legal rifle and ammunition, students should plan to bring at least 50 rounds of ammo to use for the Live-Fire 50 round Match. Eye and Ear Protection is required of all Students and Range Personnel and it is asked that everyone should provide their own eye and ear protection. Prescription glasses and Knobloch’s DO count as sufficient eye protection as they are legal to use in matches.



This SAFS course is open to everyone, both Adult and Junior, ages 12 and up. As this sport is physically demanding, it is asked that all participants should be in reasonably good physical health and should be able to sit / stand / lay down / walk for prolonged periods of time with no major problems. Per NY State Law all Juniors MUST be at least 12 years old at the time of the course in order to take it.

*Please Note: All course participants MUST have had some previous firearms experience prior to taking this course, as it is NOT a beginner class for those who have never handled a firearm before.  

**Additionally: The Olean Rod & Gun Club asks that everyone who has not already attended a SAFS course and would like to participate in the upcoming monthly matches (June-September 2019) to please take this SAFS course, so that for insurance purposes, the Club may provide proof of training for all competitors who fire on their range. If you have questions about this, please contact the Course Instructor.


Course of Fire:

50 shots will be fired by each Student in the Live-Fire portion of the course:

  • 10 Shots, Slow-Fire, Any Position, Time Limit of 10 minutes.
  • 10 Shots, Slow-Fire, Standing position, Time Limit of 10 minutes.
  • 10 Shots, Rapid-Fire, Sitting or Kneeling position, Time Limit of 60 seconds.
  • 10 Shots, Rapid-Fire, Prone position, Time Limit of 70 seconds.
  • 10 Shots, Slow-Fire, Prone position, Time Limit of 10 minutes.

*All firing will be done at 200 yards only. Additionally, all students will also act as scorers and as pit (target) pullers in addition to firing. This is part of your training.*


Registration and Fees:

  • To Register: This course and all subsequent monthly Highpower Rifle Matches held at the Olean Rod & Gun Club will be advertised and registration will be done through the Precision Shooting Matches website. Visit https://precisionshootingmatches.com/ and setup a FREE Competitor account. Once you have done this, then go to the link for this course and register. Notification of your registration will be sent to the Course Instructor who will follow-up with you after receiving your registration.


Fee: $50.00 per Student. This fee includes all course materials and food provided both days.

Registration Closes: All registrations must be received by May 1st, 2019.

Class Size is limited to 25 students. No refund will be given for no-shows.



  • Participants will be expected to comply with all legal and safety requirements. No Exceptions.
  • Students MUST attend BOTH days, and complete all three portions (lecture, dry-fire and live-fire) of the course in order to graduate and receive the CMP Certificate.
  • All Youth MUST be accompanied by an adult sponsor.
  • All students are required to also act as scorers and pit pullers. This is part of your training.
  • Students are expected to dress accordingly for this outdoor sport. Students should plan to dress so that they are comfortable during the lecture (indoors) as well as for whatever the weather will be outdoors during the dry-fire & live fire match portions. Highpower Rifle is not a fair-weather sport; be sure to dress accordingly for the temperature as well as for the wind and the chance of precipitation, whether it be snow or rain.

*Students may bring snacks/beverages with them to have at the lecture and during breaks at both the dry-fire and the live-fire match portions. Breakfast items and lunch will be provided on lecture day; Breakfast and snack items will be available during the live-fire portion. Coffee, water and pop will also be available throughout both days. ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES!


Certificate of Training:

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will receive a “Certificate of Training” from the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program). This certificate benefits everyone who wishes to pursue participation in future Highpower Matches, especially those who wish to fire in the CMP Highpower Rifle National Matches by providing proof of previous training (which is required for participation), as well as counting as one of the requirements one would need to purchase a U.S. Army surplus M1 Garand from the CMP (ages 18 and older).  



There are numerous places in the Olean NY and Bradford PA area where affordable lodging is available.


Directions to the Olean Rod & Gun Club:

If you’re coming from the west, your GPS unit might suggest you take Indiana Avenue through to Wayman Branch Road. WE DON’T RECOMMEND THAT ROUTE. The upper end of Indiana is a seasonal limited-access road that’s rough in the best weather. Instead, take East Riverside Drive to where it merges into East River Road. Go 2.5 miles, then turn right on Steam Valley Road. Go 1.4 miles on Steam Valley to Wayman Branch Road and turn right. Take Wayman Branch for 1.3 miles and you’ll see the club building on the left.
Or if you’re approaching from the east, take Route 417 east from Olean almost into the village of Portville. The distance is about 4 miles, depending on where you pick up Route 417. As you start to get into the village, you will see a Steam Valley road sign where the road travels over a bridge across the Allegheny River. After you cross the bridge, turn right at the T-intersection immediately across the bridge. Travel about 1 mile on Steam Valley Road until you reach Wayman Branch Road, which goes off to your left. (There is a sign for the Rod and Gun Club.) Turn left onto Wayman Branch, then travel about 1.3 miles. You will see the club building on your left.


For More Information, Please Contact the Course Instructor:

Jennifer Schmitt, CMP NY State Director

(716) 397-4378 (Cell)



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May 4 @ 8:00 am
May 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Match Official

Jennifer Schmitt
(716) 397-4378


Is this match Indoor or Outdoor?
Type Of Match
High Power Rifle, Rifle Clinic
Youth Transition Program
This match will participate in the PSM Youth Transition Program


Olean Rod and Gun Club
2023 Wayman Branch Rd.
Olean, NY 14760 United States
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(716) 933-6190
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