Military Gear & Army Surplus Gear Blog

Army Expected to Sell Off Thousands of Surplus 1911 Pistols

Army Expected to Sell Off Thousands of Surplus 1911 Pistols



the US Armie is expected to transfer upward of 8,000 surplus m1911 pistols for civilian sale in fiscal 2018 that's based on this year's National Defense Authorization Act a massive defense policy bill recently approved by Congress and awaiting president Donald Trump's signature the legislation includes an entire section SEC 1091 to be exact detailing how the iconic firearms can be transferred to the entity that oversees the Civilian Marksmanship program a government program that allows eligible civilians to purchase surplus military weapons the section is from an amendment introduced by Rep Mike Rogers a Republican from Alabama whose district includes the Anniston Army Depot and the Aniston regional office of the CMP specifically the bill would allow recently confirmed army secretary Marquez fir previously the top lobbyist of defense contracting giant Raytheon Company to transfer 8,000 or more point four five caliber m1911 slash m1911a1 pistols spare parts and related accessories to the corporation for the promotion of rifle practice and firearm safety as part of a two-year pilot program the program would cap the number of transfers at ten thousand a year and also require the army secretary to send an annual report to Congress on the number of pistols transferred number of pistols sold and information on any crimes committed with the pistols for now officials at CMP are sitting tight according to a recent message on its website we are waiting patiently and quietly to see how then to 2018 turns out mark johnson CMPs chief operating officer wrote in a note last month to customers all prescribed steps have been taken by CMP to fulfill the mandated requirements for receipt of the 1911's from the United States Army CMP is in a constant state of readiness the cmp has no further information at this time the 0.45 entered service in 1911 and was replaced in 1985 with the Beretta m9 which is now being replaced by six hours p320 pistol as part of the modular handgun system or MHS program [Applause] the Obama administration as part of the fiscal 2016 authorized transferring 10,000 45s out of an estimated 100,000 remaining in the inventory though the effort didn't result in any actual sales according to an article this week on guns calm the CMP is popular with more than 5,000 shooting clubs around the country affiliated with the program which offers for sale a variety of historic rifles including the m1 garand and 1903 Springfield and 1917 Enfield and m1 carbine depending on type and model manufacture dates range from the early 1900s for some M 1903 s to as late as 1994 some point to two caliber rifles according to its online catalog just as they vary in age they also vary in condition an amount of use some appeared to be new or barely used while others show plenty of battle scars and character


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *