On or around 2015 the CMP made a highly contested decision to make a rule change or start enforcing a particular interpretation of rule 4.6.1 (not entirely clear which). This decision brought into question the legality of a particular jacket stiffening material (heated and compressed felt) used in ONLY one jacket model produced by Monard Shooting Products for many years. Specifically the HP Ultimate jackets manufactured before 1/1/2017 were affected.
After many conversations with the CMP to contest the rule interpretation Monard lost the appeal and immediately changed the material used in the production of the HP Ultimate Jacket to satisfy the CMP rule. Monard and Oberle Enterprise LLC also lobbied the CMP to implement a rule interpretation which would include objective stiffness testing of ALL manufactures products instead of mandating material limitations. OE and Monard figured, if the rule was to keep all jackets from being too stiff, it made sense to start testing stiffness instead of banning any particular materials. We also tried to explain that the contested material in the Monard HP Ultimate jacket had the same chemical composition as the material in other hard back jackets on the market from other manufactures. We lost all of these battles.
In an attempt to keep all HP Ultimate jackets manufactured before 2017 from being useless, Oberle Enterprises LLC added a service to modify affected jackets to be CMP compliant.
The “CMP Compliance Modification” is the service you are looking for.
Keep in mind that not all the jackets need the same amount of work, so this is a base price. You may need to have additional panels modified as well, depending on the option you chose when you purchased your fully custom jacket.
Most jacket I have modified to date have only require the 3 back panels to be modified. However, If your HP Ultimate jacket has additional panels, other than the three in the back of the jacket, that contain materials that CMP has deemed unacceptable, they will need to be modified to be compliant as well. This is added work and therefore adds cost to the modification. In order to modify additional affected panels to be CMP compliant, closure straps will need to be removed, the violating panels need to be replaced, and the buckles sewn back on. This additional work takes a significant amount of time and materials. In the event that your jacket has addition panels that need modified, the cost depends on how many buckles/straps need to be removed to replace the material. If the additional jacket panels are not considerably more flexible than the back three panels, You need to have all affected panels modified for CMP compliance. You will need to use the following product to add those into the modification price. Pre-2017 Monard HP Ultimate CMP Compliance Modification – Additional Panels
Oberle Enterprises LLC will not partially modify any jacket. Jackets must be fully modified to be considered CMP compliant. Compliance tags will be added to the jacket once the jacket has been fully modified.
When your jacket is sent back to you we will include a piece of the material removed along with an sample of the material that was put back into your jacket.
Disclaimer: The wording content of the compliance tag is an Oberle Enterprises LLC invention and was NOT sanctioned by the CMP. The tag is to show everyone that Oberle Enterprises LLC modified the jackets per our understanding of the rule after talking to the CMP about the intent of the rule. Of course our modification is still subject to the CMP official’s interpretation of the rules.
The CMP Article settling this issue once and for all can be read here.
When placing your order, Choose to pay by check. Include your full payment in your package when sending.
Oberle Enterprises LLC
20010 State Highway 17
Fletcher, OK 73541