What is CMP I know it is a DUMB question


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SturmMackRuger
September 15, 2007, 07:39 PM
From what i hear is it some sort of tournament.

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MaterDei
September 15, 2007, 07:55 PM
It stands for Civilian Marksmanship Program. Everything you need to know can be found here. http://www.odcmp.com/

ranger335v
September 15, 2007, 08:03 PM
Not at all dumb, dumb is not asking a pertinent question.

CMP is the Civilian Marksmanship Program. It was initiated by congress when politicians had more common sense in order to help gun clubs get into more marksmanship training, competition and practice so the nucelus of young men going into the military could have a better chance at surviving on the battlefield. It works too.

The CMP can/does provide both weapons, on loan, and ammo to honest gun clubs that meet the qualifications and promise to support training and to keep firm control on the surplus guns and ammunition they receive.

The Director of the CMP, usually a military officer, can also authorise the purchase of guns, parts and ammo to qualified civilians for personal use. I and my wife got a 1903-A3, two M1 carbines, a M1922 and some parts through the program years ago. Would like to get a Garand now but really have no justification for it so I'll let mine go to some youger fellow I guess.

The "tournament" part must come from the fact that qualifing to purchase weapons requires that the applicant have actually participated in a few formal matches and have the documentation to prove it.

Lone_Gunman
September 15, 2007, 08:53 PM
But if you don't shoot in matches, there are other things you can do to qualify. For example, a carry permit, C&R, or FFL also qualify. Also, being really really old (I forget what) can exempt you from this qualification.

hksw
September 15, 2007, 10:23 PM
The "tournament" part must come from the fact that qualifing to purchase weapons requires that the applicant have actually participated in a few formal matches and have the documentation to prove it.

This is not the case. All that is required for purchasing firearms from the CMP is proof of citizenship (notarized), proof of marksmenship (official training of some sort in riflemanship which cinludes CMP courses, military training, etc.), membership in a club affiliated wit hthe CMP, filling out (signing) the forms which are essentially the same as the 4473, and other minor requirements for the first purchase. from there, other later purchases come easier. You need not compete to get into the CMP's system.

The CMP also conducts tournaments throughout the year at affiliated clubs all over the US with the premier game conducted at Camp Perry. They are fun as hell.

geojap
September 15, 2007, 10:35 PM
That is not a dumb question at all. Thanks for asking. See the above posts for info. The CMP organization is one of "the good guys". Their operations excel to an extremely high degree, and all of us who have dealt with them are glad they are here.

ranger335v
September 16, 2007, 10:23 PM
hksw: "This is not the case....."

Ah well, things change. Seems this time, for once, it got better! :)

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