House Passes Amendment To Sell Army Surplus 1911s To Public

An amendment to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act may soon empower the Civilian Marksmanship Program to publicly sell the Army’s massive 1911 stockpile.

Rep. Mike Rogers’ (R-Alabama) amendment was passed by the House Armed Service Committee, meaning the World War II-era handguns could potentially be handed off to the CMP to be parceled out to anyone willing to pay for a piece of history.

“As a gun owner and strong believer in the Second Amendment, my proposal is a commonsense approach to eliminating an unnecessary cost to the Federal government while allowing the very capable CMP to handle the sale of these vintage firearms that otherwise would just sit in storage,” said Rogers.

The CMP’s firearms reserve is dwindling, but it gets an injection of roughly 100,000 highly-collectable military surplus handguns, the organization can continue promoting firearms safety training and rifle practice for years to come.

“Not only is this an organization that is committed to training civilians in the proper, responsible, and safe use of firearms, but at a cost of roughly $2.00 per pistol per year to store these weapons, we were spending $200,00 a year in perpetuity,” said Rep. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma, who voted for the successful amendment. “This sensible change will save the taxpayers millions over the years to come, as well as aid a great organization that serves the public.”

The NDA Act will likely come to the House floor this May.

(This article was a submission from freelance writer Brent Rogers)

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  • Leslie Ellison August 7, 2017, 10:27 pm

    Yes I would love to have a 1911 my grandfather an uncle carried one in WW1 and WW ll and my uncle in korea.

  • Gary Jeffers July 22, 2017, 9:10 am

    I would like to be added to the list of folks who want to buy army surplus 1911’s

  • K.Merle July 21, 2017, 6:23 am

    I too x-Armycarried a1911 Would like to have one as well. KEEP us posted> Thank you.

    • Terry Walters July 21, 2017, 2:16 pm

      It would be nice if they would give the guys that carried them in the military first dibs at acquiring one of them.

  • Alexander Cochrane May 5, 2017, 7:59 pm

    Hi!
    Please keep me advise when the government surplus of 1911 will go on sale and where to buy one and what we have to do.
    Thank you.

  • Robert H. Doughty January 29, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Please keep me advised as to when the surplus 1911s will be available, how to do the paperwork to buy one, and the cost . Used one in Vietnam and really loved the feel and power of this weapon.

  • Teddy Leyba December 25, 2015, 5:20 am

    As a young soldier serving in Vietnam back in 1968.
    I was issued a M1911. It served me well. Please notify
    me how I am able to obtain the M1911 handgun.

  • William L Hannibal December 7, 2015, 9:58 pm

    Very interested in getting a 1911, let me know when they become available

    • William L Hannibal December 7, 2015, 10:03 pm

      Not sure exactly what you mean by website? Don’t know what to put in there?
      Looking to purchase a 1911

  • Don Zeilstra December 4, 2015, 2:03 pm

    I’m interested………..Plesase let me know……………..Don

  • Robert B December 4, 2015, 6:22 am

    I’ll take 2, one for me and one for my son, who just got out of the army. I am going to surprise him with it as a gift. We both already own SA 1911 .45 pistols and enjoy shooting together so I know he will love it.

  • James Heath November 29, 2015, 10:55 pm

    I would love to own one .. I carried one

  • William moon November 6, 2015, 4:13 pm

    Keep me inform of this program

  • Lynn Santosuosso October 20, 2015, 12:18 pm

    That is what I carried in the Gulf War and would love to have my own!

  • ejharb October 4, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Did you think I’d let these icons of imperialist racist america fall into the hands of you peons? Most have been melted down to make a lovely statue of that great humanitarian Nelson Mandela hugging Che Guevara.the rest I’m donating to the new Syrian invaders err I mean refugees so they can defend themselves as they force your women to wear burkhas eliminate the scourge of bacon and teach gangbangers the proper way to saw off infidel heads. We do however have a sale on welded shut ravens for the alltime low price of $500.that will be all for now you white devils I’m going to smoke a blunt and play me some golf.

    Your Devine leader bar yuck owwbammy

    P.s quit your whining or I’ll send moochelle to confiscate you junk food and replace it with all those school lunches your kids won’t eat,,,

    • mudd August 21, 2016, 10:55 pm

      Pussy

  • John Lemon September 25, 2015, 10:03 pm

    Please put me on the list to purchase the 1911, availability time and total costs, thank you.

  • Jim September 22, 2015, 1:00 pm

    I had one of these fine pistols at a point in time, but lost it in a home burglary. I would love to be able to purchase one of these if they do become available.

  • coltlvr September 17, 2015, 7:12 pm

    I would like to purchase a 1911 also. Please let me know when they become available and where they can be purchased.
    Thank you

  • Mike, MJW1911 September 8, 2015, 2:11 am

    I’d love one of those old “Slab Sides”, let me know when there available.

  • John Drummond September 5, 2015, 11:40 pm

    My son and I would each like to puechase one of these 1911’s. Please let me know how to do so.

    Semper Fi,
    John Drummond

  • Rich & Shelby Hewitt September 5, 2015, 3:29 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity! My wife and I would each like to be included for purchasing the used 1911’s. We are retired living on Social Security so we generally can not afford a Colt 1911 or any of the like manufactured 1911’s. Please allow us to each purchase a 1911 from storage when they become available.

    • Rich & Shelby Hewitt September 5, 2015, 3:36 pm

      What a wonderful opportunity! Please place our names on the documentation to purchase used 1911’s when they are authorized to come out of storage. If it is possible we would each like to be considered for one. We live on Social Security so generally we can not afford any of the 1911s available to the public. Hopefully the used 1911s will be offered at an affordable price.

  • LLMcGinnis August 30, 2015, 10:25 pm

    I want the hole lot, wish in one hand and sh** in the other see which one fills up?

  • Michael Snyder August 30, 2015, 12:13 am

    I*m very interested in one of those surplus 1911 45 cal. pistols. please let me know asap how to get one.

  • jd davis August 29, 2015, 6:07 am

    Some of you are pretty funny like others has said you need to be a member of CMP to get one,.. And then you will most likely pay pretty close to top dollar for it..Especially if it is a rare one. Nothing comes out of CMP cheap anymore and has not for sometime,.,This is all if the bill passes and pres signs .. A bunch M1 carbines a few years back was at the same fate ..We never seen one of them.. It is all a big if and tbh by the time you pay for cmp membership and firearm .You might as well bought something new..

  • MagnumOpUS August 28, 2015, 1:51 pm

    Where did my post go??

  • PHILIP A. BOZZA FFL August 28, 2015, 12:31 pm

    Please advise when 1911s are available. Thanks

  • Dave Esala August 27, 2015, 12:29 am

    I would purchase one when they become available. Please let me know. Thank you, Dave

    • Dave Esala August 27, 2015, 12:34 am

      I have CC license. Please save one for me.
      Thanks,
      Dave Esala

  • Ray Lopez August 26, 2015, 11:31 pm

    I would love to find the 1911 that saved my life in Vienam!!!

  • Mark Bacon August 26, 2015, 11:30 pm

    I would like to purchase one of 1911’s. Please keep me informed when these go on sale. thanks

  • al August 26, 2015, 9:00 pm

    I’d like to donate them to the Yazidis and Christians living in the middle east.

  • Tom shanholtzer August 26, 2015, 7:44 pm

    Interested in purchase of these 1911’s please contact. Thanks

  • Paul Worley August 26, 2015, 5:47 pm

    I would like info on how to purchase one of 1911’s

  • barry silver August 26, 2015, 5:01 pm

    please put me on the list to buy one of thede 1911’s.

  • James Tedesco August 26, 2015, 4:48 pm

    Please let me know if and when these 1911’s become available
    Thank You

  • james howell August 26, 2015, 11:37 am

    please let me know if this is true ,,very interested

  • Robert H Poly August 26, 2015, 10:41 am

    PLS let me know how to get 2, used one with my time with USMC (1958-1961). Thank You Robert H Poly

  • Joe Discipulo August 26, 2015, 4:22 am

    I would be interested in purchasing a couple of the 1911 with clips when they become avail. Please keep me/us updated as to this occurence, Thank you very much…

  • Billy Utley Sr. August 26, 2015, 3:53 am

    I would love to be considered to be placed on the list to obtain one of the 1911’s when they become available…thank you

  • Bob page August 25, 2015, 11:34 pm

    I would be interested in purchasing one of these 1911’s ! Please keep me on the list!

  • Bill Holland August 25, 2015, 10:09 pm

    Please contact me with the purchase process for the 1911’s
    Thank you

  • Rusty Bryan August 25, 2015, 10:04 pm

    is there a place to sign up for this program?

  • Rusty Bryan August 25, 2015, 10:04 pm

    is there a place to sign up for this program?

  • Scott Stegman August 25, 2015, 9:47 pm

    Please keep me posted. I am very interested in purchasing one of the 1911s.
    Thank you.

  • Paul Edgerly August 25, 2015, 9:21 pm

    I would love to own an original issue 1911 !!!! Best pistol ever! Keep me informed please on how to purchase one.

  • Rlaboy August 25, 2015, 8:28 pm

    I too would like one

  • Gary Baltes August 25, 2015, 8:07 pm

    I would like to be able to purchase one of these 1911 pistols. It would be an honor to be able to pass this on to my grandson. My Father carried a 1911 in WW11. Please keep me in mind when this disbursal happens. Thank you. GB

  • Paul August 25, 2015, 6:40 pm

    Please keep me updated as to where and when I can purchase one.

    Thanks.

    — Paul

  • Mark sayers August 25, 2015, 6:33 pm

    I would love to have 1911 hand gun . I carried one in the Navy .

  • Eric Grob August 25, 2015, 4:05 pm

    YEs…please let me know when/how to pick up one or two of these 1911s…….I’m a big fan.

  • Bill Hurst August 25, 2015, 3:01 pm

    So, if you multiply 100,000 guns times $2.00 you end up with $200,000 or like the author says and end up with $200,00??? So do you believe there are 100,000 1911’s out there that the American public will have a chance to purchase for a decent price or are there $200,00 worth of them? Or are there any at all? (Shouldn’t the thousands separator (comma) be in a different spot? Or did the American public suddenly start reading from left to right and forget to tell me?) Depending on which of these numbers you decide to believe makes a little bit of difference, With six zero’s in the number that means there are someplace around 100,000 1911’s or if you choose to believe thee are five zero’s in the number there should be someplace around 10,000 handguns being discussed here. In my opinion (which doesn’t amount to squat) with a mistake, misprint, discrepancy, or foul-up like this, the accuracy and credibility of the entire article are out the window. But this is just my opinion and everyone has an opinion. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and some stink more than others.

  • jim raymond August 25, 2015, 11:40 am

    I would love to have one made by Colt. I caried one in Korea, made by Colt, and I had great faith in its reliability and accuracy! Please let me know where and when to order one.

  • Ken August 25, 2015, 11:32 am

    I have always wanted a 1911. My father served in the US Army during WWII in the European theater. To be able to own a 1911 that was intended for our service men use would be to own a small item of American pride and nostalgia.

    Please let me know when they become available. I would be very interested in having one.

    Thank you for bringing this bit of news to our attention.

  • ROCK August 25, 2015, 11:23 am

    Please put me on the list and notify me when these come available. I have several 1911’s but there’s always room in the safe for more.

  • BrianNH August 25, 2015, 11:17 am

    What amazes me is the number of people who posted on this forum that they would like someone to notify them when the guns become available, if they do become available. Seriously? Do these people actually think the author of this article or perhaps the gunsamerica.com site are going to save up their names and then notify them when the guns are available? How lazy, foolish, and naive can people get? Plus, as someone said in one of the few intelligent posts here, with POS Obama banning warehouses full of South Korean M1 carbines, does anyone really think he (or any dirtbag Democrat prez/congress) is ever going to allow 100,000 handguns to hit the market?

  • Russ August 25, 2015, 10:34 am

    The best way to keep up on this is go to the CMP website. Many years ago that is how I got my M-1 Garand, and she is a beauty.

  • Mike Hoyt August 25, 2015, 8:37 am

    as a longtime hunter and gun owner,I would love to purchase a 1911,please let me know when and how to get one of these.Thankyou

  • larry mathews August 25, 2015, 2:39 am

    if and when they come available I would like a couple myself

  • Sanford Otte August 25, 2015, 2:34 am

    Please contact me when they become available.

  • G.buchanan August 25, 2015, 2:00 am

    Yes,notify me when these are available

  • Rene QUINTERO August 24, 2015, 11:37 pm

    I am very interested in a piece of history, would be an honor to own a original 1911!

  • Robert Parker Sgtmaj USMC ret. August 24, 2015, 11:07 pm

    I served my country as a Marine during the Vietnam War. I carried the .45 and now I am very interested in owning one.
    Please contact me when they become available.

  • D.Wong August 24, 2015, 10:33 pm

    I enjoy owning & shooting my Kimber 1911 45acp. I would have like to been around when John Moses Browning was churning out his master-pieces, I bet there’s some hidden genius in some of his less famous designs and prototypes. I am amazed that his guns and rounds have remained in service. Sure I’d love to collect a WWII government issue 1911. I’ve also always like it’s counterparts, the German Luger & Mauser broomstick handle pistol. It’s good to have hopes & desires,

  • Jeff Hester August 24, 2015, 10:16 pm

    I’m very interested in purchasing one of these guns when they come available.

  • Scott August 24, 2015, 10:02 pm

    Please notify me when they will be available.

  • austin nute August 24, 2015, 10:02 pm

    I am interested whenever they are available. Please notify me.

  • Kevin August 24, 2015, 9:28 pm

    I would love to add one of these 1911 to my inventory. I have always wanted one. Keep me informed thanks.

  • David potter August 24, 2015, 9:10 pm

    Please contact me when a 1911 is available

  • Billy Rowe August 24, 2015, 8:21 pm

    I would like to have one of those 45’s

    • Roy Ball November 22, 2017, 8:34 pm

      I would like to purchase one of the 1911’s. Carried one for a year in Vietnam and was also on 80th Training Div. Pistol Team.
      I carry a CCW license and would like to know where to go to purchase one.

  • Glennon August 24, 2015, 8:18 pm

    I carried one of these government 1911’s. I carried one of these for almost a third of my life in the U.S. Army. I really have my doubts that Obama will allow it to happen….we’ll see.

  • fred powell August 24, 2015, 8:03 pm

    Let me know if they become available.
    Fred

  • Vanns40 August 24, 2015, 7:56 pm

    I really find it difficult to believe all the “let me know — please notify me” comments here. I’ve never seen such a lazy bunch in my life. Everybody wants somebody to do the work for them. Do all of you belong to a high powered club or organization that meets the requirements of CMP? Have you even gotten off your lazy butts and checked out what you need to do to qualify to purchase from CMP? Oh, you didn’t think about that? Why not, because you’re so damn lazy you want it spoon fed to you that’s why. Why haven’t you purchased an M1? “They’re too expensive for me”. Yeah, but you think you’ll get such a great deal on a 1911. Geez, go buy one retail, you’re here for the wrong reason.

    • Michael Bosio August 25, 2015, 2:06 pm

      My sentiments exactly! How can anybody who claims to be a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment not be a member of the CMP? How many of you belong to a CMP affiliated club? Do you even know where one is? If not then you’re never going to get one of these 1911s because there are criteria to be met. Better figure it out NOW! The CMP is the closest thing we have to a government sponsored outlet for surplus military arms and ammunition, the training in how they are used in competition, and the scheduling and sponsorship of these competitions. Where else can you go to a Small Arms Firing School, get first-hand instruction from members of the Army Marksmanship Unit, fire an across the course highpower match, ammo included, for less than $50? They need our support!

      I’ve been shooting the CMP National Garand, Springfield, and Vintage military Rifle matches since 2000, and the National Rimfire Sporter matches since the second year they held them. I’m a CMP certified Garand, Sprinfield, Vintage Rifle and Rimfire Sporter clinic instructor. I’ve got my M1 and Springfield 03A3 from the CMP. If they do get these 1911s I’m sure I’ll get one of those as well. Remember, our grandfathers and fathers worked their asses off in the mines, mills, factories, and farms to pay for these firearms. They belong to us!

      • T August 26, 2015, 9:01 am

        OK, then. I guess everybody not in the CMP doesn’t support the 2nd Amendment.

        For all you lazy butts, here is how you go about joining the CMP.
        1. First read points 1. + 2. of this great article on GunsAmerica: http://www.gunsamerica.com/l/E2CD8B23-15BD-43EC-8DB6-FDA66C586AC0/Tc3m2/20150824_BlogDigest_134.htm
        2. Go find a club/organization near you that is affiliated with the CMP.
        3. Try to find someone in the organization who will sponsor you for membership in their club (helps if you have the same political views as them, served in the same branch of the service, hang out at the same bars, etc.)
        4. Pay your $200 to $2500 membership, and yearly dues.
        5. Put in 2-5 days a year working at the club’s range.
        6. Other conditions may apply.

        Not everyone who supports the 2nd Amendment is in the CMP. There are hunters, folks who want to protect their families, weekend target shooters, and just plain folks who want to protect our Country from threats both foreign and domestic.

      • Joyce Illingworth October 30, 2015, 4:13 pm

        I would love to get one of these for my husband. Please let me know when they become available.

  • Todd Tibbets August 24, 2015, 7:53 pm

    Please let me know when they become available. Thank you.

  • Steve August 24, 2015, 7:49 pm

    I would LOVE to get an old 1911.
    My father’s father had one in the Navy and ended up losing it somehow in moving and raising a family.
    Please, let me know right when that happens.

  • Lawrence Bannon August 24, 2015, 7:28 pm

    PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED IF THESE 1911’s BEXOME AVAILABLE ,WOULS LOVETO OWN ONE,

  • Gregory Romeu August 24, 2015, 7:18 pm

    I wouldn’t mind buying back the 1911 I carried while in the Marines!

  • Dwayne Scott August 24, 2015, 7:02 pm

    I would like to have one of the 1911 pistols, please keep me informed of how this amendment works out.

  • Jose Vergara August 24, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Please keep me posted. I am very interested in purchasing one of the 1911s.
    Thank you.

  • Jose August 24, 2015, 6:57 pm

    Please keep me posted. I am very interested in purchasing one.

  • David Evans August 24, 2015, 6:55 pm

    I am defiantly interested as every side arm I own are 1911 platform luv the reliability

  • Jimmy C. August 24, 2015, 6:21 pm

    I want one. Let me know when available. Thanks

  • william bell August 24, 2015, 6:06 pm

    please let me know when these are available I love to have one, thanks

  • rory heinley August 24, 2015, 5:02 pm

    I want 2 b notified whn they become available. Thanks!!

  • Tom G August 24, 2015, 4:43 pm

    if anybody reading this article actually believes these pistols will become available to the American public I have some really cheap Florida beachfront real estate for sale. Do you think Obama won’t veto any legislation which proposes to dump handguns onto American streets ? South Korea has tons of M1’s he won’t make available to American hunters. no way these pistols see daylight.

  • David Leason August 24, 2015, 4:36 pm

    I would love to own one of these wonderful pieces of history. Please keep me informed

  • Robert August 24, 2015, 4:24 pm

    I would be interested in one of these 1911 when they are available.

  • Mike Terwilliger August 24, 2015, 4:09 pm

    Love the 1911’s. Please keep me informed. rotorhead96097@yahoo.com

  • DaveW August 24, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Since the beginning of this nation, following each conflict, the government sold off excess weaponry as a means of recouping the costs of waging war. Those who carried weapons in war, including fully automatic weapons, were allowed to retain them. In some cases for a small price, and gratis in others.

    Under the present regime, I would expect these weapons to be destroyed before they would ever be permitted to reach the hands of We the People. In the same way that US manufactured arms sold to Korea are being prevented.

  • Billy R Gibson August 24, 2015, 3:30 pm

    That was my side arm in Viet Nam . I would very much like to have one of the 1911,s . please keep me in mind . thanks . Billy G .

  • james f. stringer, rm 1, usn retired. August 24, 2015, 3:25 pm

    let me know when they’re avail. and how much. thanks. de ka8tmf ar.

  • Milburn Brewer August 24, 2015, 3:23 pm

    My dad had one on Guam, I had one in Vietnam and I want one now. Add me to the list.

  • Ray Brooks August 24, 2015, 3:06 pm

    Please let me know when they are available

    Rbucshot@aol.com

  • Jerry Mason August 24, 2015, 3:05 pm

    Please let me know when the 1911 become available

    thank you
    Jerry

  • james bennett August 24, 2015, 3:01 pm

    pls contact, love to own one,

  • R Brooks August 24, 2015, 3:00 pm

    Interested in purchasing one. Please let me know when they are available.

  • R. A. Dea August 24, 2015, 2:53 pm

    I am very interested in obtaining one, or possibly two, of the WWII era 1911s! Thank you! 🙂

  • John laake August 24, 2015, 2:41 pm

    very interested in obtaining a piece of American history, please keep me updated on the sale of these

  • John laake August 24, 2015, 2:41 pm

    very interested in obtaining a piece of American history, please keep me updated on the sale of these

  • Steven Higbee August 24, 2015, 2:33 pm

    Would love to acquire one to replace the one my father was issued in WWII and a retired cop talked him out of. It was a Singer.

  • Rick boas August 24, 2015, 2:18 pm

    Please keep me advised, I would very interested in obtaining one of these treasurers

  • Rick boas August 24, 2015, 2:18 pm

    Please keep me advised, I would very interested in obtaining one of these treasurers

  • Ray Steele August 24, 2015, 2:08 pm

    Please let me know when they become available. My father and one uncle fought in in WWII and another uncle was in the Korean War. I don’t know if they still have it but he owned a Thompson 45 caliber. I never saw a drum magazine but it was still great fun as a child.

  • Chris August 24, 2015, 2:02 pm

    Is this still moving forward, or has it been derailed yet? (as I’m sure it will)

  • Nathan Farnham August 24, 2015, 1:40 pm

    I am very interested in owning one of these 1911s. It’s a piece of American history and it would be well worth the price of them.

  • max winkles August 24, 2015, 1:25 pm

    I would love to have one please let me know

  • KMacK August 24, 2015, 1:14 pm

    Sign me up! The People’s Republic of California has no restrictions on “used” pistols and a “used” 1911 is possibly the easiest pistol there is to convert from “used” to “Freakin’ Awesome” without breaking the bank.

  • Paul Dunagan August 24, 2015, 12:52 pm

    Keep me onboard I am a 1911 fan :

  • R Sabater August 24, 2015, 12:47 pm

    I carried one in the sixties and liked it, I would love to have one, let me know how.., thanks

  • Jeff August 24, 2015, 12:36 pm

    I’ll take two! Finally something the government has done right.

  • Charles Stroud August 24, 2015, 12:31 pm

    Please let me know if they become available for purchase. I would love to have one for history’s sake.

  • jerry reid August 24, 2015, 12:25 pm

    .please notify me when they become available I want one.

  • jerry reid August 24, 2015, 12:24 pm

    .please notify me when they become available I want one.

  • Larry Rambo August 24, 2015, 12:22 pm

    Please notify me when they are available

  • Richard Wischnef August 24, 2015, 12:13 pm

    I would be interested even in a wall hanger. I have the wood grips from my dads 1911, which he took in to battle on the landing of Okinowa.I’m making a shadow box for him (he’s 94).

  • Jack Wilson August 24, 2015, 11:56 am

    I want one

    • mike August 24, 2015, 7:32 pm

      Notify me when available

  • RD Durant August 24, 2015, 11:49 am

    Would like to get one myself.

  • Dan Premock August 24, 2015, 11:18 am

    Please notify me when the 1911s are available. Thank you.

  • Leonard Rodowick Jr. August 24, 2015, 10:50 am

    Please advise me when the 1911’s are available for sale. I love the history of the 1911. Would love to own at least one.

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  • Tod Davis August 24, 2015, 10:43 am

    Please let me know when these 1911 become available as well. We would love to own at least one of these pieces of history. Most of our guns have a truly sentimental value that reaches far beyond there actual monetary values so these 1911 would be a welcome addition to our collection.

  • L. Morrison August 24, 2015, 10:39 am

    I just hope the rest of this years NDAA does not also include a bunch of Liberty and Freedom killing amendments as in years past.

  • Ken Watters August 24, 2015, 10:24 am

    would love to own one from WW1,WW2, Korea, and Viet Nam when they become available

  • Johnny Smith August 24, 2015, 10:24 am

    Please, Please, Please add me to the list when they become available! I already have my C & R.

  • Bob A August 24, 2015, 9:59 am

    For history’s sake, sign me up…

  • Terry Wilder August 24, 2015, 9:57 am

    Please let me know when the 1911’s become available interested in a pair! Thanks

  • OldJarhead August 24, 2015, 9:55 am

    Who knows what will come of this. Its nice to think that some of these old warhorses could finally make their way out of storage and into the hands of those who can appreciate them, not for superb accuracy or other fabricated requirements. I carried one during my service years. Rarely did I ever have a chance to fire it, as most firing took place at those sporadic range days. More damage has been done to these weapons by inexperienced troops disassembling them and cleaning them which was far too common. Gunny needed to keep people busy, then weapons cleaning it was! After the first “cleaning”, any chance of a matching gun disappeared as all parts went into the solvent can and were fished out by the young marines and reassembled. Still would love to have one. Shooter or not, its a piece of military history some of us would cherish.

  • robert bolton August 24, 2015, 9:44 am

    please notify when these are available.

  • Bud Moore August 24, 2015, 9:32 am

    Please advise me when the 1911’s are available for sale..

  • joe johnson August 24, 2015, 9:29 am

    I’d be interested in a 1911, please let me know

  • Freddy D August 24, 2015, 9:14 am

    I would appreciate being notified if it ever happens. I love the history of the 1911. Would love to own at least one.

  • Steve Ayers August 24, 2015, 9:04 am

    I would like to acquire one of these 1911 handguns when they become available. Please notify me.

  • Scott August 24, 2015, 8:56 am

    Please notify me when an where they will be available.

  • Sam Hotard August 24, 2015, 8:43 am

    Please advise when and how to purchase one of these when they come available. Thanks

  • petru sova August 24, 2015, 8:30 am

    First of all this is never going to happen. There are more anti-gun Republicans than you think and even the pro-gun Republicans are subject to the hysteria that the News Media will conjure up. Also Obama would veto it immediately.

    Now suppose by some miracle it passes. Would I buy one. No. Why? Well I am not a young man anymore so as an investment I would not live long enough to make any money on it. As far as owning it to shoot it the average G.I. 1911 is really a piece of crap. Years ago in the 1950’s we at our club found out the slides on these guns were not heat treated and very soft. When we had the guns accurized because of their non-existent accuracy and the slides did not hold up for very long at all.
    Even when new these guns were lucky to get a 20,000 round service life and when in competition you can put that many rounds through one in only 2 seasons of shooting.

    Another thing to consider that as long as 40 years ago an inspection of inventoried 1911 pistols showed many had hair line cracks in the frames, that is one reason the Military wanted a new modern handgun as the old guns were not repairable.

    Besides the accuracy deficiency of these guns trigger pulls were terrible and sights so small a person with 20/20 eyesight will find these guns a challenge to shoot in the best of lighting conditions.

    If these guns sell cheap enough (which they will not) many idiots will modify them as well destroying all future collectors value.

    In the short run the gun is a bad buy as there are so many makes of modern 1911 guns out there as a shooter the 1911 Military gun is crap and you will probably pay almost as much for this worn out turkey as you could for a brand new 1911.

    Still the people who believe in the 1911 myth i.e. that it will knock a man down, spin him around like a top or make him disappear in a red puff of mist as well as the nostalgia of a long ago war and the myth that all G.I.’s worshipped the gun (which was not true) will convince many people to fork over the big bucks to buy a worn out, inaccurate piece of crap.

    • Mike hunter August 24, 2015, 8:54 am

      You are kind of right. It will be worn out. They all have been through at least one arsenal refurbishment. Due to hundreds of thousands of rounds being fired through them, they will be inaccurate.

      CMP will likely auction them off. If that is the case, they will not be cheap. If they go to the store, they could be a decent price. 20,000 round barrel life in a pistol is good. You are silly if you disagree. I had to replace my current FNX-45 at 15,000.

      The average person with 20/20 vision will not have issues shooting the pistol due to sights, more like recoil management. If you cannot still apply the marksmanship principles of GRIP, SIGHTS and STANCE… You shouldn’t shoot a 1911 in .45 ACP.

      This sale is about preserving history, just like the M1 Garands, M1 carbines, M40X rimfire, M1903 and other firearms they sale. The more people that modify they creates a small market of factory original, unmodified pistols. This by default drives your pistols value up. I have one made and shipped to the U.S. Army in 1918 and it went through the war and retired after WWI with the soldier…and it is a shooter.

      Sadly, most of the CMP pistols will be classified as a shooter, not a collector. CMP doesn’t sell unserviceable firearms as shooters. They always list in their description if it can be fired or not. I would get another and frame it. This is history for future generations…not just personal gain now. These are my thoughts because I can appreciate the item for what it is, a piece of American history.

      I carried a 1911 for 15 years of my 20 years of service in the Marine Corps and I just retired this year. It has a cult following for a good reason. My team only hated the 7 to 8 round mags that you had to use.

      • angleback August 24, 2015, 9:12 am

        I shot a 1911 over 40 years ago, in boot camp, and can attest to the weapon’s inaccuracy.

  • Raymond August 24, 2015, 8:05 am

    Put me on the list also. I currently get emails from the CMP. I hope they pass that bill in May.

  • Steve Smith August 24, 2015, 8:03 am

    I will put you on the list of people to notify. Please send me your emails.

    • Melvin C Brown August 27, 2015, 3:16 pm

      Please keep me updated as the availability of purchasing 1911 ACP 45 cal. I have always wanted one.

  • James Wawrzyniak August 24, 2015, 7:52 am

    I would be intersted in buying one,please keep me informed

  • Bill August 24, 2015, 7:43 am

    Big difference between coming out of committee and being passed by the full House. Not to mention the Senate or (good luck with this) getting the bill signed by the creature in the White House. Bottom line is “would be cool but don’t hold your breath”.

    • Dean August 24, 2015, 9:16 am

      And if they do sell them I doubt they’ll be anywhere near what might be considered a bargain price.

    • Hanlon Kitto August 24, 2015, 2:09 pm

      Regarding passing out of committee vs. a full vote, NO KIDDING! There’s quite an amazing the display of sheer ignorance of the political process going on in this comment section.

      “OOohh me to me too! Please notify me/contact me when they become available.”

      How about “please notify me/contact me when you learn your 5th grade civics, then we’ll talk about whether you’re qualified to own a firearm”.

      Idiots.

  • Abe Solomon August 24, 2015, 7:17 am

    I would like to have one of these 1911s. Please contact me when they become available.

  • Curt Male ha August 24, 2015, 6:33 am

    Let me know when they are available, that would be a great piece of history to preserve.

  • john kirvin August 24, 2015, 6:18 am

    Please notify me when they are available for purchase

  • Bill McKesson August 24, 2015, 6:15 am

    Had one sold it wish I could get another for keeps

  • terry josey August 24, 2015, 6:14 am

    please notify me when an where they will be available.

  • Paul hardy August 24, 2015, 5:42 am

    I’m sure these firearms are indeed from WWII as they were issued to the troops until the early 80’s, I would love to find out more when they are available

  • Paul Huff August 24, 2015, 5:38 am

    Please notify me as I would love to own a piece of history. Thanks.

    • Ed Singleterry August 24, 2015, 12:55 pm

      Add me to the list of people interested in buy one of these 1911’s

  • Lee ostrander August 24, 2015, 5:36 am

    Owning a piece of history would be an honor. Please let me know if and when available.

  • Joe Soucy August 24, 2015, 5:26 am

    Please keep us informed regarding the sale of the 1911’s , I’m consider it an honor and privilege to own a piece of history that helped defend us during WWII.

    • steve August 25, 2015, 1:12 am

      Please let me know when they are available my grandfather would love to have one tyou 19 11 s. Are awsome

  • Gerald Robinson August 24, 2015, 5:14 am

    Add me to the CMP list of those wanting to be notified when the 1911 pistols are available. Thanks

  • William Standen August 24, 2015, 5:12 am

    I’d love to have one also. Please include me in the notification.

  • Hulon Lane August 24, 2015, 5:11 am

    Please notify me when they become available.

  • Josh forloine August 24, 2015, 5:05 am

    I would love to own a piece of this history, please keep me in the loop for future info on this potential opportunity!

  • James Ireson August 24, 2015, 4:43 am

    Please notify me when these firearms are available. I have to have one of these remarkable pieces of history.

  • Woodrow Barnes August 24, 2015, 3:17 am

    1911’s… Please notify me when they are available.

  • Tod Hovey August 23, 2015, 9:41 pm

    Please let me know when they are available. Would like to own a wartime 1911

  • Raymond Brown August 23, 2015, 6:29 pm

    Please notify me when these guns are avalibale.

  • Thomas hennesey August 23, 2015, 3:15 pm

    I would love to have a 911

    • realdeals August 24, 2015, 4:06 am

      “1911” Not 911… big difference!

    • Bob Jackson August 24, 2015, 7:43 am

      I hope you’re being facetious. 🙂

  • Benjamin Cole August 23, 2015, 2:56 pm

    I would love to own one. A piece of history, and a celebration of our 2nd Amendment rights.

  • jedi1111 August 22, 2015, 11:32 pm

    1911 is World War I, not World War II.

    • realdeals August 24, 2015, 4:09 am

      1911 is a year and happens to be when John Browning designed the pistol, the Colt 1911 .45. It was used then and throughout WWII and to this day. The CMP will likely get WWII military issue 1911 pistols. Nothing to do with WWI.

      • Mike Hunter August 24, 2015, 8:05 am

        1911 is the year it was officially adopted into serve by the U.S. Military, hence the M1911. It is the model and year it was adopted for service.

    • Bert August 24, 2015, 4:37 am

      You are joking right? 1911 being the model and not the year.

    • Bert August 24, 2015, 4:38 am

      You ARE joking right? With 1911 being the model and not the year.

    • Rodney Caudill August 24, 2015, 7:45 am

      I would like a couple.

    • Mike Hunter August 24, 2015, 7:59 am

      Depends of what the manufacturing date is on the pistol. Tons of M1911s were made after Nov 11, 1918. Some of the pistols will be WWI, some WWII and some post-WWII. One of the units that I was in donated a mixed batch.

    • Dean August 24, 2015, 9:13 am

      The Light Sabers were not introduced until the Korean conflict, right?

      • Dave Hicks August 24, 2015, 9:31 pm

        No Dean We got those light sabers during the Vietnam era. USMC standard issue, the camo ones.

  • sammy foley August 22, 2015, 11:03 pm

    Please notify me when they are available

  • sammy foley August 22, 2015, 10:55 pm

    I would love to have one notify me when they are available

  • Stephen Risoff August 22, 2015, 9:56 pm

    Please notify me when they are available.

  • Stephen Risoff August 22, 2015, 9:56 pm

    Please notify me when they are available.

  • Carl Yates August 22, 2015, 7:55 pm

    Please notify me if any are for sell.

  • Bob MacGillivray August 22, 2015, 6:06 pm

    I’d be interested in obtaining one of the 1911 Handguns.
    Please keep me abreast on availability.
    Thank you

    bobmacgillivray@att.net

    • steven marlowe August 24, 2015, 8:53 am

      i would be interested in obtaining one of the 1911 handguns.thank you

      • richard baker August 25, 2015, 2:02 pm

        keep me informed about this program. thanx!

      • Felicia Smith August 26, 2015, 12:11 am

        I’m very interested too, please let me know of availability, and time, thank you

    • Kirk Hill August 24, 2015, 10:37 am

      I would be very interested in some of these surplus 1911’s I am a huge fan of 1911’s
      Please don’t forget me and leave me out in the cold liberal world of gun haters.

    • Kirk Hill August 24, 2015, 10:39 am

      I would be very interested in some of these surplus 1911\’s I am a huge fan of 1911\’s
      Please don\’t forget me and leave me out in the cold liberal world of gun haters.

    • Jim Callihan August 24, 2015, 11:49 am

      I’m very interested in purchasing one of these guns when they come available. My neighbor’s father left him his collection from WWll and among the nice bunch of guns, swords, bayonets, etc was a pristine 1911 that he carried. I look at the carbines, M1 Garand, and some of his other guns but the 1911 stands out, for sure. Keep me in mind
      jc

    • Dave Hicks August 24, 2015, 9:37 pm

      Around 100,000 pistol’s hit the market = Price drop

      • David August 30, 2015, 1:04 am

        I’m guessing since guns stores have the capital, they’ll most likely purchase most of them for resale. Since it’ll be a hot ticket, I don’t anticipate the public will be getting any smoking deals on these.

    • Bill Reed August 25, 2015, 8:52 am

      I am interested in getting one of these guns.

    • Tal Vann August 25, 2015, 10:25 am

      I would like to know how to purchase one. And where?

      • Paul August 25, 2015, 2:39 pm

        Me as well if anyone finds out how we can purchase please respond to us all

        • David August 30, 2015, 1:02 am

          The article states that the NDA Act bill is not expected to hit the floor until May so it will be at the earliest next Summer that these may be available unless the bill is accelerated.

    • mario arzola August 25, 2015, 3:10 pm

      i,am very interested had one when i was in the marine corps .please keep me inform

    • Tom Moredock August 25, 2015, 3:45 pm

      I am interested in either a 1911 or an M1. Although I am 70 yrs old I still enjoy shooting and some rabbit hunting here in Colorado.

      Any information you could provide on how to “qualify” for a purchase would be greatly appreciated.

      Sincerely,
      Tom Moredock

    • phil goins August 25, 2015, 5:13 pm

      I’ll take 3 if possible plus 6 clips

    • Gary Baltes August 25, 2015, 7:55 pm

      I too would be interested in purchasing one of the surplus 1911 Handguns. Please keep me mind for this disbursement of these weapons. Thanks, GB

    • Kenneth Green August 25, 2015, 11:49 pm

      I would be very interested in owning one of the hand guns. Please put me on the list. You can contact me at kpgreen1962@gmail.com
      Thanks

    • Tom Horn August 26, 2015, 8:18 am

      Here is link to Civilian Marksmanship Program:
      https://thecmp.org/

    • Matthew Spence August 27, 2015, 1:41 am

      Always wanted a real military 1911 .45 Please keep me up on the latest information on the release of these pistols.

    • MagnumOpUS August 28, 2015, 11:18 am

      Dang straight!
      Put me down for one of those 100,000.

    • terry massey August 28, 2015, 9:50 pm

      please keep me informed

    • mark September 3, 2015, 11:06 am

      keep me informed about this program.

    • Jim Atherton November 16, 2015, 3:56 pm

      I love the way this firearm has been a timeless piece of our history, I own one now and definitely be interested in having another one.

    • philip j germain sr December 5, 2015, 9:41 am

      i would like to bye one of the 1911 im retired navy

    • Robert Hollis December 8, 2015, 5:01 pm

      I did all these steps when I purchased my M1 Grand back in the 80s. Do I need to repeat these steps again?

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