View Full Version : Latest email from the CMP 4/10/13

04-10-2013, 9:07 AM
Sales Update


CMP TELEPHONE DISRUPTION. As most of our customers know, there is currently a surge in the country for the purchase of rifles, parts, ammunition and anything related to firearms. Several businesses have stopped taking calls altogether and the FBI NICS operation has indefinitely discontinued taking customer service calls for status of NICS background checks. CMP is also experiencing an extraordinarily large daily volume of calls that occasionally result in temporary meltdown of our phone and voice mail systems. Callers report that they stay on the lines for hours and move up in the queue only to be disconnected or directed to leave a message. We apologize for the inconvenience and highly recommend that callers not remain on hold for more than 10 minutes. Please hang up and try again later or contact us via email at custserve@thecmp.org. This situation is temporary and will resolve itself in time.

CONNECTICUT. Effective immediately, all customers purchasing any CMP rifle to be delivered in CT must have the rifle shipped to a CT licensed FFL dealer to be in compliance with new CT legal requirements. Copy of dealer's license and shipping information must be provided with rifle orders. Ammunition orders may still be shipped directly to the customer until 30 Sep, 2013. CMP will not ship ammunition directly to individual homes after that date. We assume that additional guidance will be provided by CT prior to that date. CT customers who have already mailed their rifle orders to CMP should provide custserve@thecmp.org with dealer information or revised shipping instructions or order cancellation instructions. Information can also be faxed to 256-835-3527 or mailed to CMP Customer Service, (Attn: CT Order), 1401 Commerce Blvd., Anniston, AL 36207.

COLLECTOR AND CORRECT GRADE M1 GARANDS. Because of the high demand and the scarcity of the M1 Correct and Collector Grades, these grades will only be available for sale through the CMP auction site http://cmpauction.thecmp.org/.

CMP STORE INVENTORIES LOW. The CMP currently has over 17,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection / repair / grading before being offered for sale. At times the customer demand exceeds the amount that our staff can make ready for sale. This is the case now with the field and service grade M1 Garand rifles. As the CMP armory produces the rifles, they are used to fill existing mail orders, some from as far back as the beginning of January. Until we catch up on mail orders, there may not be any field or service grade rifles in the stores at Anniston or Camp Perry. For now, we only have the HRA M1 Service Grade Special ($950), M1 CMP Special ($995), M1C, M1D, M1NM, and Kimber model .82 (.22LR) regularly in stock at both stores. Other options may or may not be available in the stores on any given day. We expect the store racks to remain relatively empty until late June. Lately we have had several customers at both stores very disappointed after driving many hours, only to find empty racks.

AMMO SHORTAGE. The CMP is sold out of Aguila caliber .22LR rimfire and Aguila .30 carbine ammunition. The manufacturer, Aguila, has advised that the earliest we can expect resupply is October, 2013, at slightly higher pricing. We are still accepting orders and will fill those orders as soon as we have received new inventory. At the rate that orders are being received for this backordered ammunition, the entire resupply quantity may be sold before it is even received. Anyone interested in purchasing this ammo should place their order on estore now and get on the list. http://estore.thecmp.org/store/catalog/catalog.aspx?pg=catalogList&cat=AMC.

CMP Eastern Games will once again be held at Camp Butner, NC, with registration beginning on 3 May, 2013. The event schedule shows that sales of rifles and ammunition will not start until 4 May. As a result of lessons learned this past weekend at the CMP Oklahoma Games, early sales of rifles and ammunition will start on 3 May, 2013 for registered event competitors ONLY. Sales to individuals who have not registered for the shooting events will begin as scheduled on 4 May.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Orest Michaels
Chief Operating Officer

04-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Just got the same email. Scary times!

04-10-2013, 10:05 AM
The CMP rifles are going to dry up sooner than later. If you want one, better get your order in soon!

Don the savage
04-10-2013, 10:07 AM
I just got that. Im figuring we here in the PRK are screwed- by the time any order from now on gets filled we will have to have a c and r+COE or have our rifle sent to a ffl. I cant wait to have to pay an extra comintern fee of 100+dollars to get a rifle that my parents taxes already paid for. I need to do the stupid coe paperwork i guess, God i hate this state. Of course its worse in the Northeast so....

04-10-2013, 11:03 AM
I'm glad to see that they are prioritizing existing mail-order over their in-store sales.

That's straight-up of'em.


04-10-2013, 11:22 AM
Im glad I ordered one a few years ago. Still kicking myself for missing out on the carbines.

04-10-2013, 12:34 PM
So glad I finally decided to get my orders in, 2 HRAs and 1200 rounds of the greek are being processed for me. A few more months and they will be mine.

04-10-2013, 2:10 PM
You might want to buy the other 4 ammo cans you're allowed per year. That stuff may not be lasting that much longer. It was supposed to last another 2-3 years but now that they're selling it cheaper than the street price for .223 a lot of people are shooting their Garand more than their AR.

04-10-2013, 2:21 PM
I want to, but got not $.... sigh...

04-10-2013, 7:43 PM
Looks like ill be waiting for my .30 carbine ammo that I ordered 2/25...:(

04-10-2013, 8:40 PM
You might want to buy the other 4 ammo cans you're allowed per year. That stuff may not be lasting that much longer. It was supposed to last another 2-3 years but now that they're selling it cheaper than the street price for .223 a lot of people are shooting their Garand more than their AR.

I originally bought 3 and then went back and got 3 more. I figure by the time I run out it will be time to start reloading.

04-11-2013, 4:03 PM
Tried to order 30 cal carbine ammo. Said it was restricted to clubs. Anyone else try to order some?

04-11-2013, 4:56 PM
Tried to order 30 cal carbine ammo. Said it was restricted to clubs. Anyone else try to order some?

You probably need to update your membership / qualifications info.

04-11-2013, 6:12 PM
Looks like I do need to update my info. Thanks.

Go Navy
04-11-2013, 7:51 PM
I got the same email. I circulated it to a few friends who are not registered with CMP, just to illustrate to them the magnitude of the frenzy going on out there.

CMP is obviously impacted by law-abiding Americans who fear their own government and their own President, and who simply want to own various types of firearms. This is nothing less than a tsunami of orders for literally everything CMP sells that is still available. I'm not critical of CMP; they are managing their way through this. (I got my 500 round order of .30 Carbine ammo, albeit Mexican manufacture, after about a one month wait. Why didn't I order 1,000 rounds?)

The infliction of this misery on Americans is the fault of liberals in D.C., period, and it is disgraceful.

04-11-2013, 8:09 PM
Yeah they are swamped, just looked at my two ammo order numbers and from the 27th of March to the 1st of April there had been 508 orders logged in between them. I assume that does not include the rifles that were ordered in that time. I am thinking I will get the ammo in June, hopefully around the same time as the rifles.