Civilian Marksmanship Program
Has anyone ordered any rifles from the CMP?
Specifically, I'm looking at purchasing both a serivceable M1 Garand, and an M1903 Springfield. I'm pretty partial to both. They have serviceable (meaning OK to be fired) rifles in both models to be had for anywhere from $500 to $2500 dollars. I would of course purchase closer to the lower range. :D They don't need to be pretty, they just need to shoot!
It doesn't appear that they need to be shipped to an FFL because they are gov't surplus to be sold directly to civilians. I read over the eligibility requirements...me LE capacity serves as proof of marksmanship, and my FOP membership serves as an eligible "club." I think I read somewhere that just being currently employed as a cop satisfies the club requirement too.
Someone recommended them to me a few years back for a rifle purchase, but I didn't go through with it at the time. Anyone here have any experience with them?