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Last Crow 10-23-2009 03:45 PM

CMP is out of all ammo
I checked the CMP web site today and all the ammo they were selling is marked as sold out. They said in house orders before a September date will be filled. Expect 6-12 months for shipment.

spittinfire 10-23-2009 05:11 PM

Sorry, I'm ignorant, whats CMP?

hunter Joe 10-23-2009 05:30 PM

The CMP is the Civilian Marksmanship Program. I may be wrong but I think CMP ammo comes from Camp Perry in Ohio. This is government surplus ammo sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

I shot a CMP match here in Wisconsin a few years back so I could qualify to buy a Garand from the government through the CMP. This is a picture of me shooting at that match using my buddies Garand. When you shoot these matches, you use surplus ammo and at the time of this match, I think I payed ten cents a round.

P.S. I have lots of 30-06 ammo just in case there's trouble.

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spittinfire 10-23-2009 05:35 PM

So you can buy weapons and ammo thru them? Is it cheaper then in the civilian market??

hunter Joe 10-23-2009 06:30 PM

It depends on the availability of the firearms and the ammo. I'm not sure as I have not visited there web site lately. Try a web search for the CMP.

Last Crow 10-23-2009 06:43 PM

Check out there prices. I know the 30.06 and the M1 carbine ammo was cheaper than anyone else.
CMP Sales
There are more requirements to buy off CMP but you do not have to go through a FFL dealer the rifle is sent to your home.

By law, the CMP can sell surplus military firearms, ammunition, parts and other items only to members of CMP affiliated clubs who are also U.S. citizens, over 18 years of age and who are legally eligible to purchase a firearm.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship:
You must provide a copy of a U.S. birth certificate, passport, proof of naturalization, or any official government document that shows birth in the U.S. or states citizenship as U.S.
Proof of Age:
You must provide proof of age. Usually proof of citizenship also provides proof of age. In those cases where it may not, a driver’s license is sufficient.
Membership in CMP Affiliated Organization:
You must provide a copy of your current membership card or other proof of membership. This requirement cannot be waived. The CMP currently has over 2,000 affiliated organizations located in many parts of the country.
Membership in many of these organizations costs $25.00 or less and can be accomplished online. A listing of affiliated organizations can be found by clicking on our Club Search web page at Club Search. If you have any difficulty in locating a club, please contact the CMP at 256-835-8455 or by emailing CMP Customer Service. We will find one for you. In addition to shooting clubs, the CMP also has several special affiliates. Membership in these organizations satisfies our requirement for purchase. These special affiliates include: Congressionally chartered veterans' organizations such as the VFW, AL, DAV, MCL, etc. U.S. Military services (active or reserves), National Guard, to include retirees. Professional 501(c)3 law enforcement organizations and associations such as the FOP, NAPO, NSA, etc.
Note: Club membership IS required for purchase of rifles, parts, and ammunition.
Club membership is NOT required for instructional publications or videos or CMP memorabilia.
Marksmanship or other Firearms Related Activity:
You must provide proof of participation in a marksmanship related activity or otherwise show familiarity with the safe handling of firearms and range procedures. Your marksmanship related activity does not have to be with highpower rifles; it can be with smallbore rifles, pistols, air guns or shotguns. Proof of marksmanship participation can be provided by documenting any of the following:
- Current or past military service.
- Current or past law enforcement service
- Participation in a rifle, pistol, air gun or shotgun competition (provide copy of results bulletin).
- Completion of a marksmanship clinic that included live fire training (provide a copy of the certificate of completion or a statement from the instructor).
- Distinguished, Instructor, or Coach status.
- Concealed Carry License.
- Firearms Owner Identification Cards that included live fire training.
- FFL or C&R license.
- Completion of a Hunter Safety Course that included live fire training.
- Certification from range or club official or law enforcement officer witnessing shooting activity. A form for use in completing and certifying your range firing can be downloaded from the CMP web site at

No proof of marksmanship required if over age 60. proof of club membership and citizenship required for all ages.
NOTE: Proof of marksmanship activity is not required for purchase of ammunition, parts, publications or memorabilia.
Be Legally Eligible to Purchase a Firearm:
The information you supply on your application will be submitted by the CMP to the FBI National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) to verify you are not prohibited by Federal, State or Local law from acquiring or possessing a rifle. Your signature on the Purchaser Certification portion of the purchase application authorizes the CMP to initiate the NICS check and authorizes the FBI to inform CMP of the result. IMPORTANT: If your State or locality requires you to first obtain a license, permit, or Firearms Owner ID card in order to possess or receive a rifle, you must enclose a photocopy of your license, permit, or card with the application for purchase.

anm2_man 10-23-2009 08:34 PM

I can't believe, that CMP sold 80 million rounds of Greek HXP 30-06 in one F**king year. I have a couple k of it, but 80 million rounds :(

orangello 10-23-2009 08:48 PM


Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 176965)
Sorry, I'm ignorant, whats CMP?

You aren't the only one; i remember reading a thread about some rifles (M-1's i bleve) that might be coming back from some Asian country & might be available through the CMP. I was sitting here wondering what in the heck Mountie's had to do with selling rifles to Americans. :rolleyes:

ScottG 10-23-2009 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by orangello (Post 177093)
You aren't the only one; i remember reading a thread about some rifles (M-1's i bleve) that might be coming back from some Asian country & might be available through the CMP. I was sitting here wondering what in the heck Mountie's had to do with selling rifles to Americans. :rolleyes:

Those would be Korean sell backs. We gave them to Korea now they're selling them back on the civilian market. CMP is not getting any, they will come back through importers.

markerdown 10-24-2009 01:38 AM

Wow! Glad I got a few spam cans a while back while the had em'....:D...markerdown

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