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
I'll bet that's a very rewarding endeavor. Kudos for investing your time mentoring young shooters.I'll be coaching the junior smallbore camp again.
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.Met some great people there last year. This year I'm headed out for the Garand, Carbine, National Trophy and Presidents 100. * * *
A few more pics:Met some great people there last year. * * *
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.
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 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.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.
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.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?
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.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.
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..
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.