Recently you helped me with my first purchase from the CMP, two service grade M1 Garands, and you helped me add ammo to the order. You also helped me understand the process when I asked for some information.
The rifles were delivered promptly to RDL Tactical in Escondido Ca. When I arrived at the shop I saw my two CMP cases behind the counter, and that was exciting. When I was filling out paperwork for my state, the owner of the shop put the cases on top of the counter, and he opened one. I glanced over, not knowing what to expect, and I couldn’t believe how beautiful the rifle was. My breath was actually taken away for a moment, and I couldn’t keep filling out the form. The finish was very nice, and I didn’t expect a new walnut stock. I thought it was extremely good luck to have such a fine rifle delivered to me, but I thought there was no way the second rifle would be as nice. I opened the second case, and to my surprise, that rifle was also beautiful.
I hope I can order two more soon, so that some day my three sons will each have one. I want to order a special grade for my middle son, who’s in the USMC, and is currently stationed at 8th &I in Washington DC. He marches in ceremonies with a beautiful Garand, and he’s also on the fire team at Arlington and uses a different Garand for the 21-gun salute. I have a friend who’s a retired USMC First Sergeant, and he loves his Garands that he got from CMP years ago. When my son comes home on leave we plan on going to the range with him so he can get us dialed in.
You must receive a lot of emails or letters like this, and you probably can’t read them all, but I would like to thank you again, and please express my sincere gratitude to the people who meticulously prepared these rifles for me. They should be very proud of their work, and I’m grateful they preserved these pieces of American History. I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.