Author Topic: CMP M1 Garand Build Class for 2020! Open to Appleseed Shooters!  (Read 830 times)

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CMP M1 Garand Build Class for 2020! Open to Appleseed Shooters!
« on: January 07, 2020, 12:25:18 PM »
Have you ever thought about building your own M1 Garand?  The CMP offers a class for students to build their own heirloom-quality rifle under the watchful eyes of expert armorers.

We’ve partnered with the CMP for a private class just for Appleseeders on October 16-18, 2020 in Anniston, AL.  The CMP's M1 Garand class is a coveted opportunity.  They usually have three applicants for every one seat available.  Some people have been waiting years to attend!

How can you get in the class?  Purchase a ticket to a Project Appleseed 25m event and attend during 2020.  Send your name and shoot info to garand@appleseedinfo.org.  Once a month, we will do a drawing for names of people who wish to attend!  We will announce the (first) names drawn on our forum and contact you by email if you are selected with info about registering and tuition costs.

So, what does it cost?  "Total cost for the 2019 AMC will be $1,868.50 or $2,068.50, depending upon rifle selection (Field Grade or CMP Special).  Students will build and purchase either a CMP Special Rifle or a CMP Field Grade Special during the three-day course. The receiver will be of USGI manufacture and may vary dependent upon availability.  Sales tax will be applicable to all rifle purchases. This portion of the fee will be billed on Day 2 of class. Only participants presenting proof of flight arrangements will be permitted to ship rifles. All driving participants must take all purchases with them."
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Re: CMP M1 Garand Build Class for 2020! Open to Appleseed Shooters!
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 12:10:35 PM »
Where would the Garand class be located? 

Many thanks for this opportunity.

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Re: CMP M1 Garand Build Class for 2020! Open to Appleseed Shooters!
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 12:17:56 PM »
Good morning, sir.

The AMC is conducted in Anniston, Alabama.

There are a couple of AARs with pictures out there for the AMC.  This is a first class event.

AMC 2014 AAR

AMC 2017 AAR

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Re: CMP M1 Garand Build Class for 2020! Open to Appleseed Shooters!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 11:30:49 AM »
I did this a couple of years ago, and it was fantastic. I would highly recommend this to anyone who can get in.

As mentioned in hogfamily's post, a nice bonus is that you will get a tour of the warehouse where they receive and store Garands before they head off to the armorers. As luck would have it, I went right after the large shipment came in from the Phillipines. It was really something to see row after row of crates stacked ceiling high (each crate held something like 100 Garands if memory serves me). A lot of other historical rifles end up being mixed in those shipments, and they keep them in a collection in the back. You will have the opportunity to view and even handle them, which was really cool. The only downside is that since the warehouse is owned by the Army, photos are strictly forbidden during the tour.