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FALonious
December 23, 2017, 07:25
By Dave Dolbee published on December 17, 2017 in Firearms, Military Surplus, News

On Tuesday, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA)—yada, yada, yada… The military currently has about 100,000 1911s just sitting in storage and costing the taxpayers money to store them. H.R. 2810 requires military surplus M1911/M1911A1 pistols (1911s) to be made available for sale to the American public!

http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/h-r-2810-military-surplus-1911s-public/?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Chronicle+122317-H.R.+2810%3A+Here+Come+the+Military+Surplus+1911s-2017-12-23+09%3A25%3A21&sc_src=email_2721681&sc_lid=148116626&sc_uid=QBMAr5oB9i&sc_llid=201837&sc_eh=009a2757c6c3f3da1

cavegeo
December 23, 2017, 08:52
Here a better link. Will not have anything to do with cheaper than dirt.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2810

another article from the NRA.

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170714/cmp-sales-of-1911s-one-step-closer-with-house-passage-of-2018-ndaa

and another NRA article.

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20171215/military-funding-bill-establishes-mandatory-program-to-sell-historic-pistols-to-the-public

here is a link to CMP web page.

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/1911-information/

357ross
December 23, 2017, 10:13
So will these be available to the general public through surplus dealers or the cmp only?

Falfan2017
December 23, 2017, 10:47
Cmp. They posted an update on their website on the 19th. Only one per person.

W.E.G.
December 23, 2017, 10:59
They won’t be cheap.

Even the beaters will be $$$

Falfan2017
December 23, 2017, 11:10
They won’t be cheap.

Even the beaters will be $$$

Think about it like this. Even if it were 2000$ you've got a major piece of Americana that you can pass down through your family for the next 100+ years and enjoy it too. I think it's worth it.

W.E.G.
December 23, 2017, 16:27
Think about it like this. Even if it were 2000$ you've got a major piece of Americana that you can pass down through your family for the next 100+ years and enjoy it too. I think it's worth it.

If you have family that gives onefuck about your gun collection, then you should stock up.

I've owned 7 different 1911-pattern guns. Whatever "fun" there is about shooting a large single-stack handgun that throws brass at me, I've already had. I would just be storing it for some stranger.

I've already spent enough of my life trying to get 1911's to not throw brass at me. I'm done with that project. I believe it can be done if you "tune" the gun to shoot one specific load for one specific shooter. I do still like watching the ladies shoot them though. Always good for chuckle.

If you get one, I really do hope you enjoy it. I know I sound like a killjoy. I've been collecting gun stuff for almost 40 years now. If I go to the range three times a month for the rest of my life, I've got about 1000 range trips left in me. But, realistically probably not nearly that many. I only made it to the range once this month, and it looks like I'm running out of time to meet my quota. Its at once disappointing, and liberating, when you know how the movie is going to end. Easier to make decisions now that used to be harder to make.

yellowhand
December 23, 2017, 16:34
If you have family that gives onefuck about your gun collection, then you should stock up.

I've owned 7 different 1911-pattern guns. Whatever "fun" there is about shooting a large single-stack handgun that throws brass at me, I've already had. I would just be storing it for some stranger.

I've already spent enough of my life trying to get 1911's to not throw brass at me. I'm done with that project. I believe it can be done if you "tune" the gun to shoot one specific load for one specific shooter. I do still like watching the ladies shoot them though. Always good for chuckle.

If you get one, I really do hope you enjoy it. I know I sound like a killjoy. I've been collecting gun stuff for almost 40 years now. If I go to the range three times a month for the rest of my life, I've got about 1000 range trips left in me. But, realistically probably not nearly that many. I only made it to the range once this month, and it looks like I'm running out of time to meet my quota. Its at once disappointing, and liberating, when you know how the movie is going to end. Easier to make decisions now that used to be harder to make.

You speaking in general terms or ya not feeling well?????

And before I forget, Merry Christmas.

W.E.G.
December 23, 2017, 16:38
I should qualify my "single-stack" remark.

One of the seven 1911-pattern guns I owned was actually a double-stack Para-Ordnance. Beautiful gun. I really, really, wanted to like that gun. Spent a lot of time playing with ejector whittlin' and recoil springs. One of my biggest "gunsmithing" disappointments. Nothing I could do would make that gun not throw brass at me.

As a footnote, the Ballester-Molina was pretty cool. I just liked saying "Ballerina Molester." That remark seemed to upset more people than it amused. So, got rid of that one too.

If I'm shooting pistol these days, its usually going to be the Beretta M9. Not much to love about that gun really, except that there is nothing to hate about it. It functions with everything I feed it, and it never throws brass at me. I've pondered what I would do if CMP got their hands on deadlined M9's from the military. I'd be tempted. But, I already have six - I think its six - M9/92 pattern pistols. That's probably enough. I'd just be storing the seventh one.

W.E.G.
December 23, 2017, 16:40
You speaking in general terms or ya not feeling well?????

And before I forget, Merry Christmas.

And a joyous Chanukah to you my friend.

I feel fine.

A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline

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yellowhand
December 23, 2017, 17:30
[QUOTE=W.E.G.;4517227]And a joyous Chanukah to you my friend.

I feel fine.







Oh good, had me worried, but I do fully understand the sentiment.

Tuscan Raider
December 25, 2017, 00:36
I was in the Army at the tail end of the 80's. We were a front line
combat unit in southern Germany. We still had .45's issued to us.
They were rattle traps 30 years ago.

It's funny so many people want to buy a shot out pistol that
probably has little historical value after the 20 armory rebuilds.

And the triple background check from CMP is silly.

4x401
December 25, 2017, 00:58
If you have family that gives onefuck about your gun collection, then you should stock up.

I've owned 7 different 1911-pattern guns. Whatever "fun" there is about shooting a large single-stack handgun that throws brass at me, I've already had. I would just be storing it for some stranger.

I've already spent enough of my life trying to get 1911's to not throw brass at me. I'm done with that project. I believe it can be done if you "tune" the gun to shoot one specific load for one specific shooter. I do still like watching the ladies shoot them though. Always good for chuckle.

If you get one, I really do hope you enjoy it. I know I sound like a killjoy. I've been collecting gun stuff for almost 40 years now. If I go to the range three times a month for the rest of my life, I've got about 1000 range trips left in me. But, realistically probably not nearly that many. I only made it to the range once this month, and it looks like I'm running out of time to meet my quota. Its at once disappointing, and liberating, when you know how the movie is going to end. Easier to make decisions now that used to be harder to make.

Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel!:rofl:


I was in the Army at the tail end of the 80's. We were a front line
combat unit in southern Germany. We still had .45's issued to us.
They were rattle traps 30 years ago.

It's funny so many people want to buy a shot out pistol that
probably has little historical value after the 20 armory rebuilds.

And the triple background check from CMP is silly.

I've owned a couple of them "Rattle traps" myself, a Remington and a Colt. Both beat to crap...probably should have kept the Colt..:whistling:

Tuscan Raider
December 25, 2017, 02:01
Don't get me wrong, my friend. I have always loved the 1911.

But what there going to do to people is sad for what they are going to be.

01BIRDDOG
December 25, 2017, 15:33
Holding my breath..........How long can i do this?

Blackmore
December 25, 2017, 16:57
And the triple background check from CMP is silly.

Don't wants nobody buyin' one to robs a liquor store.:rolleyes:

maxaks
December 30, 2017, 01:30
I'd like to own a ww2 one to add to the collection maybe do some bullseye shooting

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