The Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) was started back in 1903 when President Theodore Roosevelt, after becoming aware of the generally poor marksmanship skills of U.S. soldiers, decided to make marksmanship a priority for America's youth in preparation for future military service. The DCM also had the ability to sell surplus military firearms to the public for the purpose of training. Government-funded and operated until 1996, the organization privatized and was renamed the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearm Safety, known today as the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Watch a preview here.
In this week's "Rifleman Review," Brian Sheetz tests the Springfield M1A Rifle chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor.
For "I Have This Old Gun," we look at the Astra Model 300—a Guernica, Spain-made gun that was sold to the German Luftwaffe during World War II.