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Posted: 10/6/2005 9:40:03 AM EDT
I'm heading to a local gun show on Sunday here in PA. I have made up my mind to get a Garand at some point just because of the history of the rifle. Here's the situation I am in. There are no CMP affilliated gun clubs anywhere near me and that is the only qualification I am missing to order one direct from the CMP. So I thought screw it, I'll look for one at the gunshow on Sunday. Is there anything to look for or avoid, or is there a certain price where I should draw a line? Basically any tips on how to buy a Garand?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:40:59 AM EDT
It is my understanding that most gun shows are selling what are CMP garands but with an inflated price tag.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:42:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:43:10 AM EDT
Garand Collectors Association is a 'mail order' club so join that.


http://www.garandcollector.org/


Get your garand from CMP. You won't be disapointed. Most of the garands on those gun show tables came from the CMP.. Why not cut out the middle man>
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:43:40 AM EDT

Do you have a state gun owners association? When I bought my CMP Garand (back when I lived in MA, I didn't belong to any gun clubs either but I did belong to a state organization called Gun Owner's Action League. They were affiliated with the CMP so that met the requirements. Membership was a lot cheaper and didn't have to drive out to any clubs to join. :)



Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:47:44 AM EDT
Second the Garand Collectors Association.

www.CO-AR15.com (Colorado AR15 Shooters Club) recently was approved as a CMP recognized club too. Hint - hint Colorado guys. But anybody is welcome. Most are from here anyways.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:49:24 AM EDT
The online club sounds great, but isn't there the requirement of shooting a match?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:50:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:55:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sandman67:
The online club sounds great, but isn't there the requirement of shooting a match?




Get your C&R FFL -- that satisfies the shooting requirement. See www.odcmp.com for full details.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:56:50 AM EDT
I just saw that CCW satisfies the shooting requirement!

Looks like if I join that online club, I am good to go!!

Shoot, now what do I buy at the gunshow?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:57:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:02:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sandman67:
I just saw that CCW satisfies the shooting requirement!

Looks like if I join that online club, I am good to go!!

Shoot, now what do I buy at the gunshow?



Beef jerky and beanie babies, duh!

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:10:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 4:26:34 PM EDT by panzersergeant]
Garands at gunshows around here start around $500 for one with a cast Century receiver.
Don't know how they work, but the receivers are very rough looking. The better ones
(with GI forged receivers) go for upwards of $900.

I bought both of mine (Springfield and IHC) from the weekly trader paper. Now that I
am eligible I intend to buy one from CMP. Like ARs, SKS, and Lays potato chips, you
can't have just one.

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