Took the CMP plunge
Finally got around to filling out all the forms and sending in my application to purchase an M1 from the civilian marksmanship program. There are a couple of garand and military rifle shots in the area that I'd love to take a crack at, and I've always thought the m1 was just an awesome piece of hardware.
I went with the "field grade" option, but as I understand it the armorers are building these guns from parts at this point and it might be months before I see my gun. Still, I'm excited to find out just what I've gotten myself into.