I attended my first Service Rifle (CMP) class and match yesterday. Got to shoot my first M1 Garand and participate in my first shooting match of any kind. I had a blast and really enjoyed shooting the Garand. Now, part of the reason I took the class was also to get the certification I need to buy directly from CMP. But some of the discussion yesterday centered around the fact that the CMP is out of Garands (save for a few specialized and very expensive models), and apparently won't be getting any more in. I was bummed to hear this because I really wanted to get a CMP Garand. I don't have the money set aside yet, but wanted to start planning for the purchase eventually. Looking on their site, I found that they are out of stock and I saw no indication that any more will be coming. Looks like they're also out of M1 Carbines and M1903's as well. So, does anyone out there know if the option to buy a Garand through the CMP is effectively over now? I'm sure some folks will still be selling them used, but if the CMP is out, will that now drive the price on lower to mid grade models well over $1K? I had a trade deal going with a guy about two years ago to trade for a nice Garand for a nice piston AR - values were the same. We had the deal almost worked out, but some other folks saw the ad and told him to keep it - which he did. I had no hard feelings because I wouldn't have parted with it either. But I do wish that deal would have gone through - I could always replace the AR later. So, am I SOL on ever getting a decent-priced Garand from the CMP?? And, will my CMP certificate mean anything moving forward? I know they're supposed to get 1911's eventually, but could this be the beginning of the end of the CMP?? Just curious what you folks think.