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The Southwest Gun Club, Inc.

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Mississippi State Firearm Owners Association

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M1 Garand Rifle Clinic


PO Box 1061

McComb, MS 39649

601-341-8797

NRA Club # c1149 DCM Club # y35005

[email protected]


Our club is conducting a CMP M1 Garand Rifle Clinic on September 9 & December 9, 2017. THE McCOMB RANGE IS LOCATED 6 MILES EAST OF McCOMB, MS ON US HIGHWAY 98. IF COMING FROM THE WEST, LOOK FOR THE HOMESTEAD ROAD SIGN. THE RANGE ROAD IS ON T5HE LEFT, 2 MILES EAST OF THE SIGN ON US 98E. IF DRIVING FROM THE EAST, PASS THE BOGUE CHITTO WATER PARK AND WHEN YOU PASS THE CONVENIENCE STORE ON THE RIGHT, THE RANGE IS ON THE RIGHT, 2.2 MILES WEST OF THE STORE. THE NAME OF THE ROAD IS EDNA DRIVE. DRIVE TO THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY.



Course of Fire: CMP “A” Course on the NRA SR-1 Target at 100 yards

5 shots for sighters single loaded

10 shots prone slowfire single loaded 15 minutes time limit for sighters and record shots

10 shots rapid fire loaded 2 and 8 in 70 seconds

10 shots standing slowfire single loaded in 10 minutes



Our Clinic will consist of instructions on the following topics:

1. Use of M1 rifle and how to operate it.

2. Use of M1 sights.

3. Use of sling and proper shooting positions.

4. History of the M1 Rifle.

5. Field stripping M1 rifle and maintenance.

6. Proper ammunition and reloading.

7. Safety procedures on the range.

8. FIRING 35 ROUNDS OF .30 M2 BALL IN THE M1 RIFLE

9. 1 YEAR TRIAL MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOUTHWEST GUN CLUB

10. Sources for continued matches and programs with the M1 Rifle.


We will have NRA Instructors and Coaches to conduct this Clinic.


US Citizens in good standing (over 18 years old), that attend this clinic, are qualified to buy M1 rifles from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The class will start at 9:00 AM, Sign in starts at 8:30 AM. Clinic participants will need to bring a lunch and whatever drinks they desire. We will not have time to break for lunch and go into town to get anything. All participants, while shooting and not shooting, will be required to wear eye and hearing protection when on the range. Bring a ground cloth, (i.e.: Tarp, blanket, quilt or shooting mat).


Use of the M1 rifles and ammunition will be included in the Clinic Fee of $45.00. Participants under 18 years old pay $10.00 for Junior membership in the gun club but they will not be eligible to purchase the M1 Rifle. All participants should apply by US Mail, we will phone you to confirm your application. People showing up at the range may participate, if there is range space available.



NOTICE: We will accept cancellations if made 7 days before the Clinic Date. Any participant that does not show the day of the event (without prior notice as indicated) forfeits the Clinic Fee.


Hope to see you at the range,


Doug Bowser

Secretary

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ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________________


CITY, STATE, ZIP: ____________________________________________________________________


TELEPHONE: ______________________________ CELLPHONE: ___________________________


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Send application and payment to: Southwest Gun Club, PO Box 1061, McComb, MS 39649
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Y'all sign up, I'll force the Leutnant zur See to demonstrate how to properly use the sling, position shooting, etc. Not that he'll mind. "Will work for ammunition for the Rifle, Caliber .30, M1" is one of his mottos. :rolleyes:
 

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Y'all sign up, I'll force the Leutnant zur See to demonstrate how to properly use the sling, position shooting, etc. Not that he'll mind. "Will work for ammunition for the Rifle, Caliber .30, M1" is one of his mottos. :rolleyes:
He's done this for quite a while.
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He can even teach:
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And of course he's always happy to actually do something besides carry the rifle around all day, eat with it, sleep with it. He is more than happy to have any opportunity to actually fire the M1:
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It’s been roughly five years, when are you having another clinic?

A whole new crop of shooters to get on the right path!
 

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Well...
I'm XO of SW Gun Club. We've had to cancel several clinics due to lack of interest & the fact that the CMP will pretty much sell an M1 to anyone with a wide variety of credentials, including a Hunter Safety Card! Used to be one had to participate in a CMP clinic / tournament such as ours. No more. If there's a demand, and when all this plague "social distancing" and such lifts, I'd be one of the coach/instructors. If our son is off his ship he'd come show y'all how it's done. As posted previously on this old thread, he knows his way around the "RIFLE, CAL. .30, M1". He's been competing with one since around the 7th grade and had to carry one daily at the US Merchant Marine Academy. Had to show his Company CO how to dismantle & clean one. :rolleyes:
Wish I'd been there to watch that "class".
Mom & I visited his room on the third "deck" of the dorm, and she asked him why he had an M1 in his bunk. "I have to sleep with 'Blondie' mom. I eat with her too."
He picked the M1 with the lightest colored stock...;) named her 'Blondie'.
But I digress. I'll talk to Douglas. If we could get 10-15 participants, and as I mentioned before, this plague panic has died down, maybe this fall we can hold another. Our club has already started holding our trap shoots again, so we shall see.
 

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, back In the 80s I went the clinic route.

Was appreciative of the range officers who taught us well.

Knowing there’s been a lot water under the bridge, some ppl are as familiar w the ability to possess one of these old war horses.

Thanks for the memories!
 

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I'm in need of an operating rod, rebuilt is ok if it's in good shape. Mine won't stay in the groove properly, but passes the test so it's not bent. I guess the ears/tabs are worn. PM me if you have something.
 

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I'm in need of an operating rod, rebuilt is ok if it's in good shape. Mine won't stay in the groove properly, but passes the test so it's not bent. I guess the ears/tabs are worn. PM me if you have something.
Actually it should be bent. But Herr Bauser whoops Bowser can explain all that...I'd help with the clinic if it weren't for the plague, I'm a "high risk" person due to heart surgery.
 

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I'm in need of an operating rod, rebuilt is ok if it's in good shape. Mine won't stay in the groove properly, but passes the test so it's not bent. I guess the ears/tabs are worn. PM me if you have something.
Try a new spring (Orion 7) and grease it good first

 

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Whoa just saw thread date. Another zombie thread???
 
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