By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
Registration has officially begun for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2017 Advanced Maintenance Clinics. Interested persons may register now until Dec. 2, 2016.
Each Advanced Maintenance Class (AMC) will be a three-day course led by the highly qualified Custom Shop staff members. Students will also receive an exclusive visit to Talladega Marksmanship Park on the third day for a chance to view the grounds and fire the M1s each participant personally crafts during the class.
The course date schedule also includes two “Buddy Class” dates that will be reserved for applicants wishing to attend with a designated partner of their choosing. Classes are limited to only 20 students, so sign up now to save a spot!
The 2017 dates are:
- January 24-26
- January 27-29
- March 14-16
- March 17-19
- August 15-17* (Buddy Class)
- Aug 18-20* (Buddy Class)
- Oct 24-26
- Oct 27-29
Designed for those who wish to take their passion for the timeless M1 Garand to the next level, the AMC offers students a unique opportunity to receive unparalleled training from our knowledgeable Custom Shop staff. Topics such as head space, barrel installation, component purpose/function, general rifle assembly, rifle/component maintenance and various accuracy techniques will be covered.
A classroom session, including instructional videos and a detailed visual presentation, will be accompanied by enlightening discussion and lecture from the Custom Shop Staff. In conjunction with the classroom sessions, students will also receive hands-on instruction and individualized assistance. Participants will be exposed to all information required to safely assemble and successfully fire his or her own complete CMP Special rifle, under the direct supervision of our expert gunsmiths.
How to Register:
Please visit the CMP Competition Tracker website and set up the required account for AMC registration (https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=14822).
Applicants must register via the CMP Competition Tracker system between Nov. 21 and Dec. 2. Registrants will become part of an electronic lottery used to randomly assign the 20 available seats for each class date. An additional 20 participants will be assigned to a stand-by list for each date. These stand by lists have been established due to a historically high cancellation rate and will be utilized to fill classes as cancellations occur.
Registration for multiple classes is permitted, but no applicant will be selected for more than one slot.
A confirmation email will be sent to each accepted participant, which will include a hidden link to the CMP eStore that will be used to complete the registration process. The class must be purchased on the eStore through the sent link by Jan. 15, 2017. Failure to meet this deadline will result in forfeiture of your slot to the next applicant on a wait list.
NO EMAIL will be sent to students who are not selected for either a class or waitlist.
The Fine Print:
Total cost for the 2017 AMC is $1,830. The $800 course tuition fee will be billed immediately after purchasing the course from the eStore (with $150 of your class tuition fee considered as a nonrefundable “registration fee”). Late cancellations, made within 30 days of the class start date, will be subject to forfeiture of an additional $300.
Students will build and purchase a CMP Special Rifle during the three-day course. The receiver on this rifle will be of USGI manufacture and may vary dependent upon availability. The cost of the rifle is $1,030.00, plus sales tax for all participants of the course. This portion of the fee will be billed on Day 2 of class.
For any questions regarding the 2017 AMC, please contact Jeremy Coppock in the Custom Shop.
Custom Shop Relations Specialist
For online registration questions contact Christina Roguski at [email protected] or 419-635-2141 ext. 714.
For more information, visit the Advanced Maintenance Class page on the CMP website at http://thecmp.org/training-tech/advanced-maintenance-class/.