The information below will assist you in all your needs for the JROTC Marksmanship program, the Safety Program and general safety information.
The link below takes you to a summary of recent rule changes published in the Civilian Marksmanship Program's (CMP) online newsletter. Since JROTC marksmanship competitions are conducted in accordance with the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle Rules (the "blue book") our coaches and shooters need to be aware of the recent update. Also, when conducting inspections and visits, keep a sharp eye out for folks using an outdated version of the rule book. IMPORTANT -- No Cadet will install, remove, or fill the CO2 air rifle cylinders.
During attempts to match CO2 canisters to particular weapons there may be material failures in the CO2 canisters. The installation instruction outlined in the Daisy Avanti operators manual are proper installation procedures and it emphasizes to users; do not over tighten the cylinders. Follow these procedures to the letter, during the removal process the CO2 canister brass threading and check valve fitting may back off the CO2 canister and remain in the weapon.
Recommend units initially seat canisters to the proper weapon prior to filling them with CO2. Use liquid correction fluid to create a torque seal line on each canister so you can visibly inspect canisters during removal to create a visible safety check procedure to insure fittings are remaining properly sealed.
This checklist will be used as part of the command interest portion of the inspection. There are no inspection points associated with this area of inspection. The checklist will be added to CCR 145-8-3.