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  • South Store Closure

    From the SS Facebook page:

    “The CMP South Store will be closed beginning Thursday, March 4th to allow our staff time to catch up on mail orders. At this time, we do not know our reopening date, but will post one week prior to reopening. Please visit our other CMP stores at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama and Camp Perry, Ohio!

    Thank you for understanding!”

  • #2
    Originally posted by hogfamily View Post
    From the SS Facebook page:

    “The CMP South Store will be closed beginning Thursday, March 4th to allow our staff time to catch up on mail orders. At this time, we do not know our reopening date, but will post one week prior to reopening. Please visit our other CMP stores at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama and Camp Perry, Ohio!

    Thank you for understanding!”
    "At this time, we do not know our reopening date, but will post one week prior to reopening." Sounds like it could be awhile. I wonder, since the 1911 orders are closing on the same date, if they might be pulling store staff to help with that process as well?


    • #3
      Could also be that the South Store won't have to "set aside" have any M1's for weekend inventory and restock. It hard to say, but it seems like the South Store sells between 50 and 100 M1's of various types over a weekend.

      I would imagine that this inventory could greatly speed up the mail order shipping.

      I just wish there was a way to mail order one of the M7 bayonet scabbards.


      • #4
        I had thought that mail order was the priority and anything to the stores was secondary?
        From the boss himself.....
        Originally posted by Mark Johnson View Post
        When we have product available in large enough quantities the distribution is even between North and South with mail order taking priority over both. If we have a small quantity of something it is most cost effective to put it out in the South store. We do try to send the North store items that are not in the South store to keep everyone guessing. No getting this mix right for everyone, we just do not have enough product.
        When I read the order time-line and see 3-4 months behind but read the SS reports of full racks and a couple restocks a day just slays me!!! If they can do a restock it means they have rifles ready for sale and are diverted to the store rather than mail orders? Didn't TMP just do a 90 rifle restock the other day and had a temporary closure? Why not close them for a week or two also?
        The stores only cater to either locals or people willing to make the trip(with latest store reports I've been tempted), what about people from around the country that can't make/afford a trip and can only mail order.
        It's about time they did this!!!!!!!!!
        Last edited by Shomway; 03-01-2021, 06:38 PM.
        31- 100% ITrader feedback prior to removal.


        • #5
          CMP knows best. We’re fortunate they still exist.
          (And this thread is entertaining)


          • #6
            Originally posted by smag
            Great news. Today they are working on Mail Orders from Dec 25 2020, over tow months behind.

            Very smart decision on CMP's parts at South Store locations. O'biden demand is something else!!!!!!

            How do you know whT month they are working? I ordered in Jan 2021.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Bushmasta View Post
              How do you know whT month they are working? I ordered in Jan 2021.
              You can roughly track what they are working on by following this thread:

              Please post your questions and comments regarding CMP Garand Sales here!

              Originally posted by smag
              Write them an email and ask, if you have an order that's been in the hole for months.

              Bad idea. They haven't got to January yet and unnecessary emails just slow them down. Keep an eye on the New Order Timeline thread and email only if they have blown well past your order delivery date.


              • #8
                Originally posted by smag
                Yeah right. Who gives advice like that?

                They email you right back in a day or so. If you got thousands of dollars of stuff on back order that was in stock when you ordered and its been months!!! They would do better to answer a email. How business works.

                They are working on December orders. He sent in his order in January. What response do you expect him to get? There is a reason the first Email from the CMP is called a DBU.


                • #9
                  If everyone wants to send an email everyday, for any reason (even if its to ask the status of their order, even though there are resources to give an idea of approximate order status), then let them do. But... those emails take time to answer, so just know that every time they have to answer an email, that is time they could be doing something else to help get orders processed.

                  With that, we really have turned into a spoiled society when it comes to the CMP. It wasn't that long ago when orders would take 6+ months for simple FG's.
                  Feedback here



                  • #10
                    Everyone needs to take a step back and realize, just like 2013, there is a significant surge in the amount of orders being placed with CMP, and across all means...mail, store, e-store and 1911. Please note that this is also the time that orders are being accepted for the 2nd round of the 1911 release.
                    No business model is successful reacting to/chasing hills and valleys in demand.

                    Yes, anyone can send emails or call customer service, but understand that the same people who process orders are the same people who answer emails/calls, so as smartly pointed out by several people, each one will take time away from the staff to answer.
                    And Admin posted an update in the Site Announcements section a few weeks ago covering this and the latest order status...

                    If you have an order, particularly mail order, from November or earlier for which you haven't received a DBU (don't bother us) email, or other communication, then you should contact them to see what is going on.
                    Additionally, highly recommend you submit any mail orders with tracking so you will at least know if it made it or not.
                    The only area that is shipping ahead of the above-mentioned times is the auction section as they have their own dedicated staff to handle those items, but still may take as long as 6 weeks to get them out.

                    With that, and as stated before, we are not going to allow posts that generically speculate about what is/isn't going on, or presume to know how CMP operates...this just creates additional hash for the staff at all levels.
                    This includes this tired and stale whining about what stores have what. Fair is where you kiss a pig and get blue ribbons.
                    Lastly, we aren't going to allow blatant violations of forum rules, which includes politics, foul language and/or attacks on elected officials. Membership on this forum is a privilege...abuse it and you will punch your own ticket.

                    Appreciate the understanding and support,
                    Proud son of a Vietnam Veteran (1969, 1970) - In memoriam
                    OEF - '02, '08 / OIF - '03, '10 / OND - '11 / OIR/OEF - '15

                    CMP Customer / GCA Member / VFW & NRA Life Member

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fenris_Bane
                      I tried to send you PM but your mail box if full. You might want to edit post #97 because it appears to have quoted an offending post (#96) you deleted.
                      Not sure when Big_Red will get back to this, so I went ahead and edited it. Even though I did not address or go down the political rabbit hole, I should have realized I was quoting something that violated the political posting rules.
                      Feedback here



                      • #12
                        Hi Guys,

                        Anyone know when the South store will reopen?
                        I will be in that area April 1 & 2 I will hit the Range store too
                        Hoping I get lucky!

                        Thanks for any updates,


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by broomhandle View Post
                          Hi Guys,

                          Anyone know when the South store will reopen?
                          I will be in that area April 1 & 2 I will hit the Range store too
                          Hoping I get lucky!

                          Thanks for any updates,
                          Per the website, they’ll let everyone know, so just make sure you’re on their email list or check the website before you start to finalize your plans
                          Feedback here



                          • #14
                            Thanks Sir,

                            Checked - Yep! I'm on!
                            Last edited by broomhandle; 03-20-2021, 07:00 PM.


                            • #15
                              Nice to see folks using this thread per its title, South Store Closure. I'll be watching the website and this thread as I plan to be in the area in the coming weeks. Yes, I can go to the TMP but am hoping the South Store itself will reopen soon.