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I'll be there for all of CMP week and am toying around with shooting the M1A match. Still trying to capture that elusive P100 tab. What sucks is that it's the last match of CMP week this year
 

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I used to go when I lived in Ohio, sometimes to shoot, sometimes to just watch. It was always fun. I live too far away now.

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Met some great people there last year. This year I'm headed out for the Garand, Carbine, National Trophy and Presidents 100. * * *
You always meet good people at the Nat'l Matches. It's about 4-weeks out of time in which one of the most diverse group of folks get together from all over the U.S. - and other countries too - to pursue and celebrate a common sport.

Stay away from the North Store, though.
Once you get bit there, the wallet opens up and you start dragging stuff home. :eek:
Got the M1 below last year. Pic is from a few hours spent on the 300yd line on an absolutely beautiful day last month. It's a real shooter too.

CMP HRA "special receiver" M1 in .308.
 

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Met some great people there last year. * * *
A few more pics:

Camp Perry's fields are long & wide.
Lots of shooters show up for the Vintage Matches:



Aussy shooter's cart:



Springfield Match:



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You always meet good people at the Nat'l Matches. It's about 4-weeks out of time in which one of the most diverse group of folks get together from all over the U.S. - and other countries too - to pursue and celebrate a common sport.

Stay away from the North Store, though.
Once you get bit there, the wallet opens up and you start dragging stuff home. :eek:
Got the M1 below last year. Pic is from a few hours spent on the 300yd line on an absolutely beautiful day last month. It's a real shooter too.

CMP HRA "special receiver" M1 in .308.

I learned that years ago. The only place in the country where people from all over the world show up, and get along. No one cares about your color, sex, gender, or anything else that people use to alienate one another.

As for the NS.

Last year was one of the sorriest spectacles I had ever seen. The shelves were pretty bare, and was was left was either NM guns, or junk. Almost enough to bring a grown man to tears.

The good old days are past.
A look back at finer times...









 

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... all ready on the firing line?

From one of the Bulleye matches.



This is going back awhile. I'm the picture taker and managed this one from the firing line. That was during the M16 SAFS. Those are real FN built M16 A2's rifles. You can even see we had the happy switch locked. At least one went auto though.




You do any shooting there, and you score or run targets. These las
 

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Thanks for all those great pics, Jason! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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Great pics, thanks for sharing. Seeing those racks filled with carbines stirred my soul. Makes me wonder what the next years will be like.

I managed to pick up an 03A3 there last year. It's been a great shooter.
 

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Great pics, thanks for sharing. Seeing those racks filled with carbines stirred my soul. Makes me wonder what the next years will be like.

I managed to pick up an 03A3 there last year. It's been a great shooter.
I don't know what the future holds for the CMP. I'd imagine they will go on with the shooting side of things. Perhaps they will make a deal with some gunmakers and carry their guns. They did that with Bushmaster years ago, though the guns had to go through an FFL.

What they currently have is it, I'm afraid. The 1911's would be a nice boost if they could sell them. I suppose they could always move on to demilled M16 parts, or surplus bolt guns.
 

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A year or two ago there was a story in the news about a large quantity of M1 Garands and Carbines (around 500,000 I think) South Korea was trying to give back to us that would likely have been distributed through the CMP. POTUS was trying to squash the deal and have them all destroyed, but efforts to push the deal through were getting traction.

Never heard how it ended, maybe still in limbo?
 

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Great to see all the fellow Garand-aholics here! Hence my screen name. Never been to the "big show" but compete with the local CMP group. Camp Perry is on my retirement bucket list.

Good luck to all the CMP competitors!

As I tell myself ... "The shot that counts the most is the one I'm about to make."
 
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A year or two ago there was a story in the news about a large quantity of M1 Garands and Carbines (around 500,000 I think) South Korea was trying to give back to us that would likely have been distributed through the CMP. POTUS was trying to squash the deal and have them all destroyed, but efforts to push the deal through were getting traction.

Never heard how it ended, maybe still in limbo?
There is a bill I've heard about. It has something to do with collectible firearms. I skimmed a write up on it a few days ago, and they mentioned the M1 rifles and Carbines from South Korea.

I kind of doubt the CMP would get those though. I think it would have had to have been a lend lease gun, and given back to the US Army for the CMP to receive it. If these ever come back, they will come through an importer.

Also ... the North Store pics from days long ago ... my mind is exploding! It's the land of milk & honey!

Have you guys heard the legislation change in the works to allow the CMP to sell the military's old 1911s? That'd be outstanding if it can happen. The Senators of the state have folded it into some other legislation.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...a1-coming-soon-civilian-marksmanship-program/
When I got into CMP stuff back in 04. You could walk in there and sift through racks of gun. I bought three of them that were all fresh from a mid 60's rebuild. All of them read 0-0 on the gauges.

The North store pics were from 06-07 when you could still buy nice 03A3's, 03's, P17's, Kimber 82's, and plenty different grades of M1's.


Last year I was depressed after going in the North store. They had lots of empty racks, and all the M1's they had were over 1000 bucks.

I would love to have the 1911's go to the CMP.
I'd be all over those. It's been said that the CMP already has them at Anniston, but that could be bologna.
 

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I would love to have the 1911's go to the CMP.
I'd be all over those. It's been said that the CMP already has them at Anniston, but that could be bologna.
Wow, do you recall where you heard that? Some trial on what it takes to refurb them, get ready for sale? The mind is racing a bit.
 
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