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.
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
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: http://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&match=10885
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.
will be conducted through a series of video presentations.
John McLean will be on hand to answer any questions
participants may have during the clinic, through a live
instant messaging format.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Basic Disassembly
- Internal Disassembly
- Front End Disassembly
- Rear Sight Disassembly
- Internal Reassembly
- Front End Assembly
- Reassembly and Lubrication
- Basic Cleaning
- Trigger Group
- 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.
System requirements for attendees include:
- 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8; 2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
- Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
- 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
- Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3+ (11.2+ recommended)
- 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
- 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8
- No Adobe Connect Add-in support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Users on Leopard can attend meetings in the browser.
- Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
- Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ (11.2+ recommended)
A complete list of acceptable systems can be found at http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/tech-specs.html.
Users must have a minimum download speed of 7 MB in order to participate. To test your connection speed, use the following link: https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
For questions regarding the M1 Maintenance Clinic, please contact Christina LeVeck-Roguski at 419-635-2141 ext. 1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.