The CMP announced this week that it is now accepting orders for 1911 pistols. I bought one at the beginning of this year, and I love it.
If I recall correctly, it was a “rack grade” 1911 that I paid around $850 for.
Looking at the CMP website, it appears that the “rack grade” 1911s are now selling for $1050. So, they’ve jumped up in price by $200 since I bought mine.
Now I’m really happy I bought one when I did!
If you’re interested in scoring one, visit the CMP website and follow the instructions.
GunsAmerica also put together a helpful article on the process: CMP 1911s: Yes, They’re Real & Here’s How to Buy One.
Official announcement below:
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced it will begin accepting orders to purchase CMP 1911 Type Pistols through September 30, 2022. In 2018, the National Defense Authorization Act granted the first transfer of 1911s to the CMP for sale and distribution. Arguably one of the most iconic handguns ever produced, the M1911 served as the standard issue handgun for the U.S. Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985. The single-action, semi-automatic pistol uses .45 ACP rounds and is comprised of a comfortable, basic design. View the details, guidelines for purchasing, order forms and pricing on the CMP website at https://thecmp.org/sales-and-service/1911-information/. All 1911 requests must be made through the mail – no 1911s will be available in CMP stores, and no in-store or drop-off orders will be accepted.