Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Life as a Shooter: I Love the CMP

That rifle above is possible due to the work of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, one of the few government programs I have few complaints about, due to its eucivic purpose: to increase the overall quality of American citizenry via improving the overall quality of civilian marksmanship, so we Americans can actually protect ourselves and our communities in times of need as our Founders intended.

(And yes, I am a bit jealous. That rifle is about $1500 all told, which is a steal for a WW2-era rifle like this, even after refurbishing.)

While best known for getting M1 Garands into the hands of everyday Americans, they do handle M1903s and other military surplus firearms when they can. (Hoping that the 1911s they get are good shooters as all of the rifles are.) They do yeoman work and I appreciate the hell out of them for it. If you can meet their requirements, do it and make use of it.

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