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.