Mike Gingher CMP Armorer Passes at Age 67

Mike Gingher CMP Armorer Passes at Age 67
By Steve Cooper, CMP Writer

Civilian Marksmanship Program
Civilian Marksmanship Program

CAMP PERRY, OHIO – -(Ammoland.com)- Former Civilian Marksmanship Program armorer, Michael D. Gingher, 67, of Thorncreek Township, Indiana, died 3 December, 2010 at Glencrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Chicago where he was admitted after an extended illness.

Gingher was a CMP armorer, specializing in the service of M1 Garand and AR15 rifles shortly after the privatization of the CMP program in the mid to late 1990s.

Civilian Marksmanship Program armorer, Michael D. Gingher
Civilian Marksmanship Program armorer, Michael D. Gingher

He was considered an diligent armorer and was instrumental in assessing the quality of Danish M1 rifles and their eventual acquisition by CMP, having traveled to Denmark, according to former fellow workers.

“Mike was a good man and a hard worker,” said Mark Kovach, owner of Mid-County Firearms, Inc. in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Kovach, who worked as a CMP armorer at the time, said Gingher was always willing to put in extra time to make sure CMP customers were satisfied with rifles received through the sales program.

He was born in 1943 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was the son of a U.S. Marine. Gingher himself served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 31 years, retiring in 1991. He also was employed by General Electric.

Gingher was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Whitley County Leatherneck Club, a was a life member of the NRA and National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He was also a member of Midwest Gun Traders and Whitely County Korean War Veterans Honor Guard.

He will be sadly missed.

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