That would be nice

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP).

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16 Responses to That would be nice

  1. dotacion says:

    About damn time.

  2. Antibubba says:


    • wildbill says:

      Director of the CMP stated $1000 for a rack grade. Higher quality will have higher price.

        • Tsquared says:

          Agreed, the current Colt Government model in stainless comes with a competition barrel and can be easily found for less than $850 out the door in any of the calibers. You can save about $75 for the blued model.

          • Wirecutter says:

            Then when you take into consideration the cost of widening the ejection port, installing decent sights and a throat job on the barrel, you’re looking at another 500 bucks.

            • Jeffersonian says:

              The Philippine clones aren’t bad. I have one I bought used years ago, full size, single-column .45. I had to replace a few small parts, but the current production should be well under $600 NIB, even if it does need a new extractor.

        • crazyeighter says:


  3. Tom W. says:

    Still waiting on the M1 Carbines and Garands in S. Korea that imam OBama wouldn’t let the CMP have. But this is a good start. I’ll take another 1911.

    • wildbill says:

      The CMP wasn’t going to get these. They were bought by a private company (I think it was Century Arms) and blocked by Hitlery. Korea was given some and bought some. They said the ones we gave them were worn out and destroyed. These are ones they bought (they said) so they could sell them to raise money, instead of returning them to the Army for disposal thru the CMP.

  4. guffaw1952 says:

    Too bad it’s coupled with other, less desirable, measures…
    But yes, about time!


  5. Trib says:

    Thanks for the info. Cmp have Garands in various conditions for 830 and 930 now. Expect the McConell to sit on it has he does every senate bill. Sad day when the best the hr and senate has to offer for leaders are Ryan and McConell.

  6. =TW= says:

    Well I’ve got plenty of 1911s.
    But how many is TOO many?

  7. Sanders says:

    Meh..prices will be too high to get excited over, anyway. CMP ain’t what it used to be.

  8. James says:

    My guess is a lot of these are rebuilds multi times in armory,that said,good armorer and decent parts might be nice,as for cost stated,screw that!As for ? regarding how many 1911’s is too many,well,let me know when you reach that point,the world may never know!

  9. M. Sage says:

    They’re thoroughly worn out hunks of shit. I’d maybe pay $20 for one.

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