Last I looked, veterans did not have to actually shoot in a match, and you can join a state association (such as the Texas State Rifle Association) which ought to be considerably cheaper than a high zoot club. Go look at the current regs on the odcmp site and confirm.ibfestus said:I would love to buy a Garand thru the CMP but they tell me I have to affiliate with a club. The nearest one being 40 miles away. This club charges big bucks to join plus some pretty hefty annual dues. I am a Vietnam era vet and can buy a M-1 at a gun show cheaper than I can join this blueblood gun club. The NRA, the CMP, and the American people still pisses on Vietnam vets.