By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Author

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has doubled the variety of Superior Upkeep Clinics for the 2018 season, offering much more possibilities for any firearm fanatic to buy and assemble his or her personal classic rifle. New for 2018, every pupil signed up for the category can have an possibility when buying, with each Area Grade Specials or CMP Particular rifles out there for development.

Six “Buddy Class” dates are additionally reserved for candidates wishing to attend with a chosen accomplice of their selecting. Courses are restricted to solely 20 college students, and all classes are sometimes promptly wait-listed, so don’t hesitate to enroll!

The Superior Upkeep Class (AMC) is a three-day course led by the certified CMP Customized Store employees members. Designed for individuals who want to take their ardour for the timeless M1 Garand to the subsequent stage, the AMC affords college students a novel alternative to obtain unparalleled coaching from our educated Customized Store employees. Subjects reminiscent of head house, barrel set up, element objective/perform, common rifle meeting, rifle/element upkeep and numerous accuracy methods shall be lined.

A classroom session, together with educational movies and an in depth visible presentation, shall be accompanied by enlightening dialogue and lecture from the Customized Store Workers. At the side of the classroom classes, college students may also obtain hands-on instruction and individualized help. Individuals shall be uncovered to all data required to securely assemble and efficiently hearth his or her personal full Area Grade or CMP Particular rifle, beneath the direct supervision of our knowledgeable gunsmiths.

College students may also obtain an unique go to to Talladega Marksmanship Park on the third day for an opportunity to view the grounds and hearth their personally crafted rifles from class.

Particular Buddy Courses enable pairs to enroll collectively to create their very own rifles and lasting reminiscences.

The 2018 dates are:

  • Jan 30-Feb 1
  • Feb 2-Four
  • Feb 27-Mar 1 (Buddy Class)
  • Mar 2-Four (Buddy Class)
  • Mar 27-29
  • Mar 30-Apr 1
  • Might 15-17 (Buddy Class)
  • Might 18-20 (Buddy Class)
  • Jun 19-21
  • Jun 22-24
  • Aug 21-23 (Buddy Class)
  • Aug 24-26 (Buddy Class)
  • Nov 27-29
  • Nov 30-Dec 2

Registration Lottery:

Because the recognition of the CMP’s AMC class has grown, a Registration Lottery shall be used to randomly choose members. Registration for the lottery will open on the CMP web site ( on the morning of Nov. 19 and can stay open till Dec. 2. Registering for a number of courses is permitted, however no applicant shall be chosen for multiple slot. Due to the overwhelming recognition of the category and the CMP’s try to provide all individuals the prospect to take part, no former AMC members might register for the 2018 classes.

Registrants will develop into a part of an digital lottery used to randomly assign the 20 out there seats for every class date. An extra 20 members shall be assigned to a stand-by checklist for every date. These stand by lists have been established attributable to a traditionally excessive cancellation fee and shall be utilized to fill courses as cancellations happen.

A affirmation e-mail shall be despatched to every accepted participant, which can embody a hidden hyperlink to the CMP eStore that shall be used to finish the registration course of. The category have to be bought on the eStore via the despatched hyperlink by Jan. 15, 2018. Failure to satisfy this deadline will lead to forfeiture of your slot to the subsequent applicant on a wait checklist.

NO EMAIL shall be despatched to college students who are usually not chosen for both a category or waitlist.

The Tremendous Print:

Complete value for the 2018 AMC shall be $1,800 or $2,000, relying upon rifle choice (Area Grade or CMP Particular). The $970 course tuition price shall be billed instantly after buying the course from the eStore (with $150 of your class tuition price thought-about as a nonrefundable “registration price”). Late cancellations, made inside 30 days of the category begin date, shall be topic to forfeiture of a further $300. Deadline for sophistication cost shall be Jan. 15, 2018.

College students will construct and buy both a CMP Particular Rifle or a CMP Area Grade Particular through the three-day course. The receiver shall be of USGI manufacture and should fluctuate dependent upon availability. The price of the rifle is $830 for a Area Grade Particular, or $1,030 for a CMP Particular. Gross sales tax shall be relevant to all rifle purchases. This portion of the price shall be billed on Day 2 of sophistication. Solely members presenting proof of flight preparations shall be permitted to ship rifles. All driving members should take all purchases with them.


For any questions relating to the 2018 AMC or on-line registration questions, please contact Jeremy Coppock within the Customized Store.

Jeremy Coppock
Customized Store Relations Specialist
(256)835-8455 x513

Extra information on the Superior Upkeep Class web page may be discovered on the CMP web site at

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (three) non-profit company. It’s devoted to firearm security and marksmanship coaching and to the promotion of marksmanship competitors for residents of the US. For extra details about the CMP and its packages, log onto