CMP Announces Return of Advanced Maintenance Rifle Classes in 2024
November 6, 2023Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸CMP Announces Return of Advanced Maintenance Rifle Classes in 2024
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
After a long hiatus, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Advanced Maintenance Clinics will be returning in 2024! The course is for those firearm enthusiasts interested in assembling his or her own vintage rifle with the help of hands-on, knowledgeable instructors.
The Advanced Maintenance Class (AMC) is a three-day course in Anniston, Ala. 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 CMP 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 using instructional videos and detailed visual presentations.
In conjunction with the classroom sessions, students will receive active instruction and individualized assistance from Custom Shop staff. Additionally, students will receive an exclusive visit to the CMP South Store and Talladega Marksmanship Park for a chance to view the grounds and fire their personally crafted rifles from class.
Due to popularity of the classes, registration will be based on a lottery system. Registration for the lottery will be open Nov. 27 to Dec. 22. Along with classes for individuals, the Custom Shop will host four “Buddy Class” dates – reserved for applicants wishing to attend with a designated partner of their choosing.
Those interested in the AMC may register through the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/training-tech/advanced-maintenance-class/.
The 2024 dates are:
- Class 1: February 27 – 29, 2024
- Class 2: March 1 – 3, 2024 – BUDDY CLASS
- Class 3: June 25 – 27, 2024
- Class 4: June 28 – 30, 2024 – BUDDY CLASS
- Class 5: August 20 – 22, 2024
- Class 6: August 23 – 25, 2024 – BUDDY CLASS
- Class 7: October 22 – 24, 2024
- Class 8: October 25 – 27, 2024 – BUDDY CLASS
The Lottery will be used to randomly select participants for the classes. Registering for multiple classes is permitted, but no applicant will be selected for more than one slot. Former AMC participants are welcome to sign up for 2024.
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.
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 Feb. 16, 2024. Failure to meet this deadline will result in forfeiture of your slot to the next applicant on a wait list.
The Fine Print:
Total cost for the 2024 AMC will be $2,350 ($1,200 for tuition + $1,150 for Expert rifle). The $1,200 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. Deadline for class payment will be Feb. 16, 2024.
More info on the Advanced Maintenance Class page can be found on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/training-tech/advanced-maintenance-class/.