New Update on Status of CMP 1911s from United States Army

Military Funding Bill Establishes Mandatory Program to Sell Historic Pistols to the Public
Status of the CMP 1911s, 1/29/2018:

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The CMP has been authorized to receive 8,000 1911 type pistols from the United States Army.

The 1911s have been received by the CMP. A complete inventory will be conducted over the course of this week. The pistols will then be securely stored until the Army-approved 1911 building and armory infrastructure is completed. That completion is anticipated to be approximately 60 days from now. Once the 1911 armory is completed, inspection, grading, repair, and ultimately test firing of the pistols will begin. (Please be aware that the CMP was led to believe that we were ready to move forward, but three weeks ago facility requirements were changed, and we are now fulfilling those requirements.)

The CMP 1911 order packet will be posted 90 days prior to the order acceptance date and opening sales date. No orders will be accepted prior to that date. Please visit www.thecmp.org, click on the Sales icon then 1911 Information, for the latest. CMP customer service has been inundated with calls and emails concerning the 1911s and no further information is available at this time.

The CMP will keep everyone posted as we move through this process.


About The Civilian Marksmanship Program:Civilian Marksmanship Program

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States.

For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto their website.

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David
David
2 years ago

GSSF is an affiliated organization. $25 annual fee. $35 to join the first year.

Jay Fisher
Jay Fisher
2 years ago
Reply to  David

Thanks David! I appreciate that!

Joel Gregg
Joel Gregg
2 years ago

Joel in louisville
Thanks for the notification. I’m looking forward to ordering.

Jay Fisher
Jay Fisher
2 years ago

My problem is finding a CMP affiliated organization here in Illinois. I looked at the form to find one online, but it asks for the name of the organization! How am I supposed to know that if I’m looking for one?! I emailed CMP, and they simply referred me back to the form!

Jay Fisher
Jay Fisher
2 years ago
Reply to  Jay Fisher

East central Illinois at that! I’m 3.5 hours South of Chicago.

David Peters
David Peters
2 years ago
Reply to  Jay Fisher

Illinois State Rifle Association is one that I use.

George Baker
George Baker
2 years ago

Please keep me posted as I am interested in these weapons. Thank you very much…

Don J.
Don J.
2 years ago

Looking forawd to purchasing one. This will be my first 1911. Can’t wait.

DaveW
DaveW
2 years ago
Reply to  Don J.

Same here, but it’s because I carried one in Vietnam. I hope that if I can get one, it will be better than what I carried, which was so loose that it rattled when shaken. Tolerances were not as tight back then.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
2 years ago
Reply to  DaveW

Factory tolerances were fine. Your old 1911 probably was issued back when Santa was a youngster and was used and abused for years.

tomcat
tomcat
2 years ago

They have to build a new armory to house the 911’s? To me that says they are planning on receiving a good price for these guns. Does anyone know if they are the only organization that will be able to sell these and does the Army just donate the guns to them?

DaveW
DaveW
2 years ago
Reply to  tomcat

They are the only ones by all accounts. This is the normal system. It’s not the Army but the US Government. It’s a program which has been long in existence. It used to be that soldiers got to keep the weapons they carried in wars. In some cases there was a small fee, and in others the firearms were free. Selling firearms was a way for the government to recoup some of the expense of fighting wars. The tradition continues today but only with General officers who are permitted to retain their sidearms when they leave active service.

Carmine Thomas
Carmine Thomas
2 years ago

CMP associates their relatives and friends will get first picks at deep discounts and the rest will be over priced worn out boat anchors.
Your better off buying another handgun.

Daniel Thomas Ballard
Daniel Thomas Ballard
2 years ago
Reply to  Carmine Thomas

This is all to true. Most of the media wants there readers to beleave anyone can just receive one by showing up.

Christine
Christine
2 years ago
Reply to  Carmine Thomas

Carmine, You are incorrect. Staff, friends and family will have to submit orders within the timeframe posted and they will also be loaded into the Random Number Generator. The Random Number Generator will provide a list of names in sequence order through a random picking process to CMP.

Carmine T. Damato
Carmine T. Damato
2 years ago

CMP

Carmine Damato
Carmine Damato
2 years ago

CMP

Carmine Damato
Carmine Damato
2 years ago

CMP associates their relatives and friends will get the choice ones at deep discounts and the rest of the 1911’s will be over priced rattle trap boat anchors.You better off buying another handgun..

frank
frank
2 years ago

Another Government slowdown. What else is new?!

Carmine Damato
Carmine Damato
2 years ago

The CMP associates ,their relatives and friends will get the choice ones at deep discounts and the rest on the 191’s will be over priced rattle trap boat anchors… Better off putting your money in some other firearm….

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
2 years ago
Reply to  Carmine Damato

Carmine, repeating a lie over and over does not make it true. Nice try, no cigar.

David
David
2 years ago

would like to be informed regarding the availability of the 1911 pistols.

Rock
Rock
2 years ago

The complete inventory will be inspected, in other words “chosen few” (friends) will get the pristine,very good… The common folk will get the “will still shoot” ones for a price probably between $400.00 -$600.00. Typical inventory operation.

Carmine Damato
Carmine Damato
2 years ago
Reply to  Rock

VERY TRUE

DaveW
DaveW
2 years ago
Reply to  Rock

Is there something you can cite to back up this allegation?

James
James
2 years ago

Looking forward to purchasing one of these CMP 911s as soon as they are released ,

Rick Boulis
Rick Boulis
2 years ago

I did the C.M.P. training a few years back, It was a very good class and you get to fire a Garand rifle and get scored. I will be looking forward to have the opportunity to purchase one of these 1911s. please notify me when available.

Bob K
Bob K
2 years ago

LGS,????? Plase ID

Dennis McGinley
Dennis McGinley
2 years ago

Thank you for the update. Looking forward to an opportunity to purchase one of these.

Sidney Goff
Sidney Goff
2 years ago

I’ve always like the 1911, always wanted one, even when I was in the Army.

Rick
Rick
2 years ago
Reply to  Sidney Goff

Well, if you buy one from a LGS, you’ll only have to go through 1 NICS check.

Bob K
Bob K
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Rick, What is LGS?

Derrall Williamson
Derrall Williamson
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob K

Local Gun Supply

Carmine Damato
Carmine Damato
2 years ago
Reply to  Sidney Goff

Good luck