The COVID-19 global pandemic proved one thing above all others, a disruption. And while much of the gun industry continued to produce and sell product, getting your hands on America’s most famous battle rifle, the M1 Garand, became more difficult. But after closures and cancelations to matches and programs, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) announced the re-opening of stores beginning June 4. However, special COVID-19 compliance guidelines will remain in effect.
Civilian Marksmanship Program Store Reopen
Both the CMP’s North (Ohio) and South (Alabama) rifle stores plan to open by June 4. Customers can begin scheduling appointments to visit stores beginning today. CMP will strictly control the number of customers in each store. Stores will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Appointment hours will be 8:30 to 2:30 PM.
Each shopper must complete all sales application paperwork in advance. Follow Sales Link for paperwork.Once in the store, customers have 30 minutes to complete their shopping. Once selections are made, customers will then return to their vehicle until called for rifle pickup and payment.
Only eligible shoppers will be admitted. CMP will take a limited number of walk-ins, but scheduling an appointment is recommended. All customers will be required to wear a mask; CMP will issue rubber gloves, which must also be worn at all times while in the store.
New CMP North Store Location
CMP relocated the CMP North rifle store from Bldg. 2500 warehouse to the CMP Programs HQ, Building 3. The new rifle store features multiple rifle racks, merchandise displays and plenty of counter space, according to CMP. It’s located south of the National Matches Welcome Center, right next to the PX.
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