MEMBERS ARE REMINDED OF EXISTING AND NEW CMP AMMUNITION SALES LIMITS
January 6, 2015Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸MEMBERS ARE REMINDED OF EXISTING AND NEW CMP AMMUNITION SALES LIMITS
By Steve Cooper, CMP Marketing Manager
ANNISTON, AL – The Civilian Marksmanship Program is re-emphasizing to its customers that ammunition sales are a key component of the CMP’s mission ”to promote firearm safety and marksmanship, with an emphasis on youth”.
Supplies of CMP ammunition are not intended for commercial resale, but to be used by its constituents who participate in marksmanship activities. Income derived from the sale of ammunition to its marksmanship participants directly supports the CMP’s various programs and activities which include youth marksmanship camps, clinics and competitions to name a few.
“For example, we instituted ammunition purchase limits on our most popular ammunition, Greek HXP M2 Ball, .30/06, in February of 2013,” said Mark Johnson, CMP chief operating officer. “Our policy limits purchases of 10 cans (2000 rounds) per member/customer per calendar year.”
Additionally, effective January 1, 2015, Judith Legerski, CMP Chairman and CEO, instituted identical sales limits on all ammunition sold by the CMP. All ammunition sales are limited to 2000 rounds per caliber per member/customer per calendar year.
It is the CMP’s intent to offer ammunition at a reasonable price point to eliminate an impediment to marksmanship activity.
“We see reasonably priced ammunition as the life’s blood to marksmanship activity and training. Our ammunition sales are intended for use of our constituents in marksmanship activity here in the United States, not for commercial resale or other non-approved purposes,” Johnson explained.
Each year the CMP conducts and supports thousands of marksmanship activities throughout the U.S. directly and in conjunction with more than 5,500 CMP-affiliated marksmanship clubs nationwide.
In addition to participation in the annual National Matches at Camp Perry, the CMP conducts regional games matches in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona and beginning in May 2015, at its new Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega County, Alabama, and this year’s Minnesota CMP Games in August.
Competitors require a significant amount of ammunition, particularly for practice and match events. Recent shortages have driven up retail ammunition prices, making it difficult for many to participate in marksmanship activities.
It is the CMP’s intent to meet the need for affordable ammunition to recreational and competitive marksmanship participants whenever possible. The CMP sells ammunition types that are commonly used at its games events. Recently the CMP purchased a supply of custom match grade .30-06 ammunition from Creedmoor Sports, Inc., of Anniston for sale to competitors firing vintage military rifles such as the M1 Garand, 1903 Springfield and 1917 U.S. Enfield.