MARKSMANSHIP

The Cadet Marksmanship Program is a challenging and competitive sports program accessible to all cadets. It develops skills through superior training and Olympic-style competition.

Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a series of individual & team competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial/territorial competitions. Individual standings, Squadron standings, Region Standings and Composite Team Standings all play a role in the participation at the annual National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.

Air Rifle Training

Air Rifle training was introduced to the Canadian Cadet Movement in the 1990s. The addition of air rifles reflects the need for an inexpensive, readily available marksmanship program.

The Canadian Cadet Movement's Air Rifle is the Daisy / Avanti 853C .177 Caliber Target Air Rifle. This Daisy model was created specifically for the Canadian Cadet Movement.


Because of the low muzzle velocity, the Daisy 853C is not classified as a firearm under the current Federal Gun Legislation. Our training always teaches to the higher standard, so even though the 853c is not a firearm we treat it as such. Following all the safety rules and guidlies of safe firearm handling (safety equipment, example glasses). A qualified Canadian Forces Range Safety Officer runs the range to a standard that is at least equal to the civilian standard, but in most cases excedes it. Air rifle ranges can be setup virtually anywhere. We routinely setup on our parade square, and in the field during Field Training Exercises.

The range is configured in 1.5 metre x 10 metre lanes. Cadets typically fire from the prone (laying down) position.

SET YOUR SIGHTS HIGH

  1. Promote safe handling of rifles;

  2. Build self-esteem and practice focus;

  3. Promote sportsmanship, sport etiquette and self-discipline;

  4. Develops high level of marksmanship technical skills;

  5. Provide personal challenge and achievement opportunities.

BULLSEYE!

Whether your are aiming for success or achievement or just wanting to participate in a challenging sport - there are many ways to successfully hit your target!

WHAT ARE YOU AIMING FOR?

The cadet marksmanship program has a rich and long tradition of excellence going all the way back to 1910 when Canada sent a team of cadets to compete in Bisley, England.

TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

  1. Training is offered and supervised by qualified coaches and officers;

  2. Training material may be provided for each cadet participating in the marksmanship program;

  3. Marksmanship training is available to all cadets; Tryouts will determine the team make-up

  4. No membership fee.

QUALIFICATION AWARDED

Qualifications are based on shooting 10 pellets onto two targets for all levels. The 10 pellets are fired on the same relay. The highest qualification attained during the year is retained. For a Marksman qualification, a cadet must obtain two groupings of 3 cm on two targets. For example:

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Marksman

2 groupings of 5 pellets within 3 cm

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First Class

Marksman

2 groupings of 5 pellets within 2.5 cm

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Expert

Marksman

2 groupings of 5 pellets within 2 cm

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Distinguished Marksman

2 groupings of 5 pellets within 1.5 cm

Three additional Cadet Marksmanship Championships Series Pins are awarded when a member competes in the various levels of competition.

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Zone

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Provincial

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National