Ah, this is the type of news article that’s going to piss a lot of people off because of the dearth of specifics on when exactly the shoe will drop. So, my apologies in advance.
But yes, I know, I desperately want one too — we all want one before they’re all sold out. Anyways, here’s the skinny, which basically boils down to one unhelpful sentence.
“There are 86,000 or so M1s hopefully coming back to the Army. We hope to see them in the future,” Mark Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, told several gun blogs.
It was confirmed by Steve Cooper, CMP North General Manager & Marketing Manager, who told GunsAmerica via email, “We are patiently waiting! Obviously we would be very happy to receive more rifles!”
Great! What are we supposed to do with that information? Check the CMP website every day until the guns suddenly appear?
Don’t fret, though. GunsAmerica will keep you posted and let you know as soon as those guns (rumored to be in the hands of the Philippine government) come back home to U.S. soil. Remember, it was Barry Obama who was blocking these guns from being repatriated. But currently there is a new sheriff in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., one who’s actually 2A friendly, so it should happen sooner rather than later. Hopefully, POTUS Trump can deliver.
In the meantime, the one main takeaway from this article is that NOW is the time to familiarize yourself with the CMP purchasing process. Yes, folks, buying Garands from the government is a “process.” Don’t dawdle on getting your ducks in a row.
To learn more on how to but one, make sure you check out Paul’s past articles:
- Buying M1 Garands from the US Government – CMP – Civilian Marksmanship Program
- Garands from the Government II – The Guns Arrive
- The Cheapest Garands – Part 3 Garands from the Government
- M1 Garand Sniper Variants M1C & M1D – Part 4 Garands from the Government
About the CMP
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills. Links on this page will lead you to more detailed information about the CMP and its programs.