Civilian Marksmanship Program’s 1st Online M1 Rifle Maintenance Clinic – Register Now

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

CMP M1 Garand Maintenance Webinar
CMP M1 Garand Maintenance Webinar
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Civilian Marksmanship Program

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – -( Registration is now open for the CMP’s online M1 Maintenance Clinic, for those wishing to learn more about assembly, disassembly, cleaning and other techniques used to ensure your rifle’s peak performance. The clinic will be the first live online class ever offered by CMP.

John McLean, CMP Custom Shop manager, will be the lead instructor during the online course. McLean has over a decade of experience with CMP and has also been a lifetime firearm enthusiast.

The M1 Maintenance Clinic will begin on Feb. 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST – open to a limit of 100 participants. The clinic will run for approximately 90 minutes. An entry fee of $25 will be due for those wanting to login to the class. Downloadable versions of the videos presented during the online clinic will be available for an additional $25.

To register, please use the following link:

For those unable to register for the first M1 Maintenance Clinic, dates for additional online courses will be announced in the coming weeks. The clinic is anticipated to be the first of many the CMP will offer in the future, in an attempt to further benefit fellow firearm enthusiasts.

The course will identify tools and equipment needed to effectively maintain the M1 rifle. Participants wanting to receive their own copies of the presentations included during the clinic will be able to download them for an additional fee.

John McLean, CMP Custom Shop manager
John McLean, CMP Custom Shop manager

John McLean, CMP Custom Shop manager, will lead the instruction through streaming video presentations. Live interaction will also be available through an instant messaging format for any questions that may arise during the demonstrations.

McLean has spent over a decade with the CMP, working hands-on with rifle maintenance from the beginning. He began as an armorer in 2003 and was later promoted to technical advisor. In 2006, he was moved into the new Planning, Production and Control department, where he eventually served as manager. Six years later, in 2012, McLean was instrumental in the creation and management of the new CMP Custom Shop, where he restores rifles on a daily basis and is the lead instructor of the widely popular Advanced Maintenance Clinic.

The video presentations during the course will touch on such subjects as basic disassembly and cleaning of the M1 rifle. Close-up shots during the presentation will make it simple to see the smaller components of the rifle maintenance process.

Outside of work, he is a high power shooter, reloader, collector and general firearms enthusiast. McLean’s long list of credentials, attention to detail and patience with instructing others will provide a relaxed and informative setting for maintenance clinic participants.

Topics that will be discussed by McLean during the online clinic include:

  • • Tools
  • • Basic Disassembly
  • • Internal Disassembly
  • • Front End Disassembly
  • • Rear Sight Disassembly
  • • Internal Reassembly
  • • Front End Assembly
  • • Reassembly and Lubrication
  • • Basic Cleaning
  • • Trigger Group
  • • Bolt
  • • Gauging
  • • Head Spacing
  • • Gas Cylinder Gauge
  • • Hand Guard Pliers
  • • Rear Sight Pinion

In order to view the video presentations and participate in the class, certain system requirements will be essential, such as Adobe Flash Player, an internet connection and specific processors.

Additional requirements may be viewed at

Users must have a minimum download speed of 7 MB in order to participate. To test your connection speed, use the following link:

For questions regarding the M1 Maintenance Clinic, please contact Christina LeVeck-Roguski at 419-635-2141 ext. 1114 or [email protected]

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills.

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Jerry Pokorny
Jerry Pokorny
7 years ago

Will it be possible to just buy a DVD or download the presentation without also registering for the live class? I need to be able to review parts and go back and forth for my best learing style and a 90 min program non stop program well exceeds the typical 20 min learning window of most people. Let me know please. Thanks!