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I keep watching the prices go up on a CMP Garand and the stock getting thinner. Should I buy one? I really wasn't going to just yet because it would be a safe gun more than anything but @ 730 for a decent grade I figure it would appreciate in value at the least.

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Everyone should have one.

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And I just saw I posted to the wrong sub. That's why I thought and the southern CMP is 8 hrs from my house. So I could choose my own.


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I did and I've not regretted it, even though I rarely shoot it.
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SwampGrouch wrote:I did and I've not regretted it, even though I rarely shoot it.
Goddamn it. Someone needs to say no.


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I love mine. Should be one in everyone's safe.
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Yes of course!

How else can you own a piece of American history that also shoots stuff?

An advantage of buying from CMP, as opposed to a private party, is that the CMP armorers and inspection protocol should give you confidence you are getting, say, a good receiver, but maybe with a somewhat worn barrel that puts it in a cheaper category. Then you always have the option of replacing the barrel and/or stock down the line, as I did with my first CMP M1, if you know the receiver is sound.

I really like the mechanical feel and sound of that heavy battle rifle, especially compared to newer ARs and such.

Where to shoot it? Most people get familiar with it at a static range, e.g., 50 or 100 yards. Loading and unloading, using and adjusting the sights, hitting what you're aiming at, etc.

Next step might be to look for a local CMP type match. If not already comfortable with 3-position shooting, maybe look into Appleseed training (but I'd use a .22 for that, at least the first time out!).

Another shooting direction is to use an M1 Garand for action shooting (e.g., 3-gun Heavy Metal division). You probably won't beat the tricked out AR10s, but you'll have a blast (ahem) and win the admiration of your peers. Needless to say, you don't want to do this with a collector's grade rifle.
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Inquisitor wrote:Everyone should have one.
I second this. One of the primary reasons for joining this club in the first place!
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no!
you don't want one!
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Yes, everyone should have one, but you need not pay retail: buy a receiver and make one with parts. You can string out the project for a couple years--that way you don't realize it's cost you sixteen thousand dollars in postage. But you'll have one. Gotta get a bayo, too. And a cleaning kit. Two proper slings. Clips... and so on. Hella fun.

Every time I pick mine up I'm all, "neat rifle..."

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CDFingers wrote:Yes, everyone should have one, but you need not pay retail: buy a receiver and make one with parts. You can string out the project for a couple years--that way you don't realize it's cost you sixteen thousand dollars in postage. But you'll have one. Gotta get a bayo, too. And a cleaning kit. Two proper slings. Clips... and so on. Hella fun.

Every time I pick mine up I'm all, "neat rifle..."

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Haha, I thought about building a BM59 but never a Garand.


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Parts is parts.

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Sort of related, I'm curious what the restriction is on getting a CMP Garand. I've heard that you have to be part of some CMP organization or a veteran or something? Any insight?

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Yes. And now.
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LoneMeme wrote:Sort of related, I'm curious what the restriction is on getting a CMP Garand. I've heard that you have to be part of some CMP organization or a veteran or something? Any insight?
That is true, and is one of the benefits of joining the LGC. As a paying member in good standing, and proof of shooting activity in the last year (A range officer signing off is fine) then you can order directly from them. :D
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shinzen wrote:
LoneMeme wrote:Sort of related, I'm curious what the restriction is on getting a CMP Garand. I've heard that you have to be part of some CMP organization or a veteran or something? Any insight?
That is true, and is one of the benefits of joining the LGC. As a paying member in good standing, and proof of shooting activity in the last year (A range officer signing off is fine) then you can order directly from them. :D
Well, it's a good thing I joined the LGC a few weeks back! For the sake of my bank account, I might just pretend that I still somehow don't qualify for the CMP. Do you know how long I might have before CMP supplies start to get low or what have you?

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Nobody knows that. I would act as soon as possible. Supplies might hold out for a few years, or they might dry up suddenly. One thing is certain; prices will climb as long as they are available.
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LoneMeme wrote:Do you know how long I might have before CMP supplies start to get low or what have you?
I asked my forensic Ouija board and it said, "HTH would I know? You think I'm magic or somethin'?"

There's no telling when or if OD-CMP is going to get their hands on any more or what sort of shape they'll be in. If you have the funds, snag one now.
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I think I should have taken up a cocaine habit. It seems like that might have been more affordable than the milsurp rifle addiction you all are pushing! Unfortunately I owe taxes this year thanks to a dumb oversight on my w4, so anything I get or do will have to wait until June or July. =(

Thanks for the info though. I'm still new to all of this, so I really didn't know if this is the kind of stuff I should jump on before it's too late or if it'll be around for a while.

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Any update on the CMP supplies?
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GoogGun wrote:Any update on the CMP supplies?
Check HERE from time to time.
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Hold on, old thread, reassessing...

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