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CMP Garands and carbines

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by flyboy1788, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. flyboy1788

    flyboy1788 Member

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    Is it that difficult to take the necessary steps to get a garand or carbine from CMP??? I wish I could just call them and order one:(
     
  2. jcwit

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    Not really hard to meet their requirements. Google their site and check it out, I'd post it if I knew how.
    You do have to join a club, which is no problem especially if you're a vet. otherwise join the Garand Collectors.
     
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    Joining a club is simple. Beyond that the skill demonstration is simple. I shot at a local match. It was like 50 rounds or something from a .22lr. All the CMP wanted was to see that a person wants to shoot and that they are safe. You can have a range official or a police officer watch you shoot a minimum of 50 rounds and sign that you had a general understanding of what you are doing and were safe doing it. Thats all it takes. The CMP is the best deal out there and is something I regret not doing sooner. I'm heading back on Thursday to go shopping for another Garand.
     
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    If you have your CCW, that will fill one of the requirements. It is pretty sweet when the postal guy brings a rifle to your door. I would jump the hoops, it isnt hard, kinda fun really. My friends and I took a NRA high power rifle match training course.
     
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    Do it and do it now. I waited for 15 years and wish I'd done it when I first heard about it. If you have a hunter's safety card that counts, or a CCW permit, sign up for membership with the Garand collectors' association, and you're 95% done.
     
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    I'm traveling to the N.Store tommorow morning, Have birth certificate, drivers licence, GCA membership card, IN handgun permit, Army discharge papers, might be a little bit much, but...an also the CREDIT CARD...my son an
    a friend are going too, hope they will carry my ammo!
     
  9. SaxonPig

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    Just sent in my order for a Carbine yesterday. Got a Garand about 25 years ago.

    You do have to belong to an affiliated club, but the rest is easy.
     
  10. shotgunjoel

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    I too am trying to jump through the hoops and get a carbine.
     
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    ha... CMP is about a 15 minute drive from my house.. I should probably join and take advantage of that..
     
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    Quick/dumb question, but can you buy M1 carbines if you are a member of the GCA? Or are you limited to just the M1 Garand?
     
  13. flyboy1788

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    alright thanks a bunch for the replies guys. I shall join the garand collectors association and see what I can do about having an LEO sign off that I was shooting safely. finding a match or shooting session to attend seems to be the most inconvenient requirement. I did complete my hunters safety course, but unfortunately after reading the CMP website, it says you have to have a "live fire" hunters saftey course. I live in the chicago suburbs, so needless to say, there was no live firing involved. all of your ideas on what I can do to meet the safe shooting requirements would be great.
     
  14. flyboy1788

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    I got a great idea. My moms good friend is a recently retired state trooper. what if I have her join me during a range session and sign off on it, does that count???
     
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    Grand Collectors Club qualifies you for everything.
     
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    thanks jcwit, that's what I figured.
     
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    It is a pain to jump through the hoops and the wait is awful.............but I now treasure my two CMP M1 Carbines..........A Rock-Ola and Winchester......:D
    Rock-Ola
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    Winchester
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    They sound pretty good if I have some extra money and they get in some more M1 Garands I will have to order one.
     
  19. benzy2

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    Does the Garand Collectors Club really qualify you for the shooting side too? I didn't think so. I thought you still had to meet that with one of their accepted shooting options.
     
  20. flyboy1788

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    I think you are right benzy. the instructions on the website were very clear
     
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    RWVA & Appleseed qualify as well. Appleseed has shoots in many locations all over the nation.
     
  22. shotgunjoel

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    Didn't Rock-Ola make juke boxes?
     
  23. SaxonPig

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    Yup. And Saginaw made steering boxes for GM cars and trucks. Singer made sewing machines. All factories converted to wartime production 1942-1945.
     
  24. 1KPerDay

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    Ummm... no.
     
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    1KPerDay and benzy2, as I read jcwit's comment, he's answering shotgunjoel's Q about whether GCA membership fulfills the requirement for "membership in an affiliated club" in order to buy all of the rifle types that CMP sells. It does. You still have to meet the other requirements, and they're easy, too.
    {Northern-Minnesnow-ta sheriff's voice}---> Ya think??? :D
     
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