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Weapons and Gear => C&R => Topic started by: ksuguy on September 01, 2016, 09:45:00 am

Title: CMP South Store
Post by: ksuguy on September 01, 2016, 09:45:00 am
Decided to stop at the CMP store on the way to Dragoncon.  Not nearly as much stuff as there was when I was last here in 2010.  They had a few dozen drill rifles, both 1903s and M1s.  As for Garands, they had a couple dozen service grades, some Winchester specials,and a dozen or so National Match or M1Cs for crazy money.  They limit you to one purchase at a time now.

There was a bit of a rush at 8 am as the collectors that are here every week hunted for rare stuff. I snagged a nice Service grade with very low TE of about 2 and 0 ME.  Also came with a brand new CMP stock.  It actually looked pretty close to a special grade gun.

They are mostly only selling commercial ammo now too.  There was a little Greek stuff left, but you can buy decent commercial for the same price.
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: sqlbullet on September 01, 2016, 09:49:12 am
This era is winding down.  I need to get on it and order a service grade HRA or two to go with my Winnies.
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: ksuguy on September 01, 2016, 09:58:42 am
Also prices are higher.  However, they do ship for free now and give you a gun case which partially offsets that.
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: Kaso on September 01, 2016, 10:00:32 am
This era is winding down. 
Yep.  I certainly was not around for the barrels full of Lugers, but I remember right before Obama was elected, and a bit after...  K98s, M48s, Mosins of every flavor, Swiss K31s, and whatever the Steyr rifle is...  All of them for $200 or less, and the Mosins for as low as ~$50 through various distributors.  Of course, this was when I had only just turned 18, and while I had money, I figured I would never want an 'old' rifle...   :banghead
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: ksuguy on September 01, 2016, 10:35:52 am
On the other hand,  AR stuff is much easier to find with a lot more variety and cheaper now.   
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: First Shirt on September 01, 2016, 12:35:59 pm
Also prices are higher.  However, they do ship for free now and give you a gun case which partially offsets that.

Yeah, but now I have to pay state sales tax on purchases, which counteracts the free shipping by a good bit.
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: ksuguy on September 01, 2016, 03:17:50 pm
Yeah kind of sucks if you are in Alabama and have to pay that. On the other hand, you don't need to drive twelve hours to visit the store.
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: Grant on September 02, 2016, 08:37:26 am
Glad I got mine when I did.   Definitely be a time when gun people look back and say "That was so cool when....."
Title: Re: CMP South Store
Post by: RMc on September 11, 2016, 12:07:09 am
 :thumbup1

Yes...when...!