IIRC - when I shot with the pistol team back in the 70's [don't say it!] every one [standard issue] I shot was all over the place AFA accuracy goes. But again - I'd like to put one in my safe at a decent price.There may be a surprise or two, it would be nice to find out. However I would just be happy with a USGI model regardless of correctness, etc.
I agree, but I think there is a reason. More and more people are treating the CMP like some "honey hole" where they aren't really buying shooters anymore. They buy as many Garands as they can every year, and then barreled actions, and then receivers, and so on. If the CMP was really about its mission, promoting marksmanship, they would allow 1 rifle per person per lifetime, or perhaps 1 rifle per person every ten years. When people buy a dozen Garands, I don't think that their sole focus is shooting a single one to improve their shooting accuracy. Not saying a man can't have 12 Garands for shooting, as its obviously allowed, but that seems like drift to me. Not calling people hoarders, or resellers, or being insulting at all, but I think the CMP consumer has changed some.Besides, the CMP seems to have gotten very commercialized lately. Their prices are about what you see at most gun shows and their auction prices seem to be aimed at collectors only. I think the CMP has lost sight of its original intent.
Funny you should mention that as I just left the CMP web site a while ago and they state the same thing right up front. I believe they did not say they could not sell handguns but they did say the charter allows them to sell shoulder fired weapons or words to that effect (rifles). That would also have to change and I bet that congressman who proposed the legislation is not aware of it either.And then there were the guys who drove down to Anniston and bought whole truckloads of HXP ammo when it was first available, resulting in the 10 cans per year rule. I remember buying an M1 carbine from DCM back in about 1963 when you were allowed to buy ONE of each type of weapon, per lifetime. How the times have changed.
I've seen a lot of stories about the pistols, but when Orest was CEO of CMP he flatly stated that the CMP Congressional charter does not allow them to sell any handguns. Period. End of story. I don't think the current Congress will be very agreeable to changing this.
I have an original 1927 Hartford Colt (pre-Argentine) that still shoots minute-of man at 20 yards and it would be a huge bonus if the CMP's charter was rewritten to allow us regular people to buy one at a reasonable price.IIRC - when I shot with the pistol team back in the 70's [don't say it!] every one [standard issue] I shot was all over the place AFA accuracy goes. But again - I'd like to put one in my safe at a decent price.
My father had a bring back from Korea or WWII - not sure which anymore, but my mom made him get rid of it after he and some others decided to target shoot in the back yard while the kids (i.e.meaning us - my broth and two sisters) were around. Not in danger, but moms are moms and she was sick of the war stuff I'm sure.