Here is the text of the 2016 NDAA pertaining to CMP 1911s.
Well, it looks like the impossible happened. The 2016 NDAA has been signed including a provision allowing CMP to sell surplus 1911s.
According to CMP it could be up to two years until they are available. Plenty of time to start saving. The NRA states in their press release that the 45 Autos will need to be sent to an FFL as opposed to home delivery like Garands. I’ve read some things around limits per year and some other regulations, but let’s wait for CMP to work out the details.
Don’t expect these to be discount pistols the CMP’s mission is to promote marskmanship, not to provide subsidized pistols. The sales of these 45s will help support their mission, hopefully for many years to come.
NRA press release: https://www.nraila.org/articles/20151125/appropriations-act-passes-with-important-pro-second-amendment-provisions
Maybe it will turn out service grade jeeps are not so far fetched after all.
10/22/15 update: The NDAA was vetoed as a whole, not specificity because of CMP.
Well, I have some crow to eat. Despite my predictions that the NDAA amendment to allow CMP to sell 1911s was probably dead, it passed the senate Thursday.
CMP’s Facebook post with the announcement: https://www.facebook.com/TheCMP.org/posts/1199740316719786
Don’t start sending CMP orders for service grade Colts just yet. What this does is change CMP’s charter so they are not limited to 30 and 22 cal firearms only. It could still be years, best case, until CMP sells 1911s.
This has to be signed by Obama and he has recently threatened to veto the bill over other issues in the NDAA so it’s still anyone’s ball game. But this is very good news.
Big thanks to CMP for their efforts to get it this far.
To the annoyance of every gun counter guy between Northern Ohio and Southern Florida I’ve asked “do you have that new 10mm long slide” at every gun shop I’ve stopped in since the G40 was announced.
Well, I finally found one at a nice little shop in coastal North Carolina,the Gun Shack OBX In a few days I’ll take her to the range for a full report. In the meantime, here are some pictures I grabbed before it was packed up and shipped to my FFL.
It’s a little larger than I had anticipated (that’s what she said) I was expecting something closer to a G34. I have a surefire X300 ultra waiting for a host gun this one should do just fine. I’ve ordered a Cuda from Simply Rugged, I have one of their holsters for my S&W 29 which I like very much. I’m hoping Raven concealment will make a light compatible holster for the G40 in the not too distant future.
Some gun shop pictures before it was shipped off:
Will this take the place of my 4″ S&W 29 as my favorite “woods gun?” I suppose time will tell how lucky I feel.
The Senate has reached a deal on the NDAA. It still contains the language changing the CMP charter to remove the restriction on 30 and 22 rifles only.
10/22/15 update: The NDAA was vetoed. This did not pass, if it survives the deal being hashed out in congress is yet to be known.
The same blog that incorrectly reported an impending flood of $220 Garands from Korea is now reporting that CMP is about to receive a pile of surplus 1911s.
Back in May, an amendment was added to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would have changed CMP charter to allow them to sell surplus 1911s. There was much handwringing from the ignorant gun control pushers, Obama issued a statement opposing the change and that amendment sadly disappeared from the senate version of the bill.
The only thing 1911 related CMP has for sale currently is a great deal on NOS GI magazines.
The current version of the NDAA can be found by clicking here. There is a game of chicken going on with the NDAA in Washington right now, outside the scope of my blog. However, 1911s or no 1911s there is a veto threat so it’s anyone’s guess what happens next. At this point the bill goes to the house to reconcile the differences so, anything could happen but at least for this round, the chances seem slim.
If there is a ray of hope, it’s that the sponsor of the House Amendement, Mike Rogers, I’m told will be involved in the final bill. But regardless the 1911s are not going to be imminently “sold off to the public.”
Don’t get me wrong, I want this to happen, it just isn’t going to happen the way it’s being reported by warhistoryonline.com. Surplus 1911s would be great for CMP’s endowment and, therefore good for the promotion of marksmanship and firearm safety, despite the fairy tales Huffington post makes up. (Click at your own risk)
Additionally a good supply of GI 1911s along with some CMP games matches for these pistols, could be just the boost traditional bullseye pistol shooting needs.
The amendment did make the senate version: