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PostSubject: CMP & M1911s   July 19th 2017, 10:37 pm

"The US House has passed a bill mandating the transfer of all US Army M1911 handguns to the Civilian Marksmanship Program." - Outdoorhub

Yes, I know. We have heard it all before. But, this time it seems close. I have confirmed via multiple sources. An amendment was offered, accepted and passed in the House. 100,000 M1911s are to be affected. The .45s have been in storage since 1945. All media quotes are literally just hours old.

"On July 14, House lawmakers passed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, along with an amendment tacked on by Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama. Rogers’ amendment, if okayed by the Senate, will allow the Civilian Marksmanship Program to receive, inspect, grade, and prepare the surplus 1911s for sale to the waiting public." - TaskandPurpose.com

"The guns being sold by the Army and the CMP are expected to be well-worn, but still have considerable worth as a collector’s item, an inexpensive shooting gun." - Dayton Daily News


The Senate still has to pass the legislation. Check it out for yourselves. 


http://taskandpurpose.com/civilian-marksmanship-program-one-step-closer-selling-colt-1911s/

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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 19th 2017, 10:50 pm

there goes the price of 1911s IMO. Flood the market with them.
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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 19th 2017, 11:05 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
there goes the price of 1911s IMO. Flood the market with them.

Most people won't do the leg work required to get the CMP qualifications. 
The prices will be just fine. 

Besides, if the modern guns can't outdo those made most of a century ago? 
They deserve to be ashamed and beaten. 

(I want one. But, I don't think they are a good as the best newest ones. 
I want it for different reasons.)

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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 20th 2017, 8:16 am

I already have three 1911/1911A1 pistols. One is a mismatch with a 1911A1 frame and a 1911 slide. Someone prior to me had it nickel plated.

You can have my share of the new ones (if they ever see the light of day).

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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 20th 2017, 8:39 am

@patocazador wrote:
You can have my share of the new ones (if they ever see the light of day).

Same here, but for different reasons.

I'm an old fashioned revolver guy through and through.  I figure if 6 shots won't do it, I'll find cover and make do with my old style speedloaders.

Went through a whole bunch of semiautos over the years, cuzz I'm just not smart enough to quite trying the things. But I shoot on a formal range about once every 10 years, and the rest of the time I'm shooting out in the hills. I have to scramble around in the brush on my hands and knees to chase the brass.  I hatelikehell to go out shooting with 4 or 5 boxes of ammo and come home with 1 box of brass. Same feelings about semiauto rifles.  I'm getting too old for that nonsense, so I'd give away a 1911 if it was given to me and stick to my old fashioned revolvers, bolt guns and single shots.  Y'all snap up those 1911's and be proud, but I won't be adding to demand and threatening prices.
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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 20th 2017, 9:35 am

"have to scramble around in the brush on my hands and knees to chase the brass."


You are correct. I love shooting autoloaders but the brass never seems to land in a nice neat pile. The main reason I have a metal detector is to search for wayward brass.
9mm and .45 brass is easy to come by and not very expensive but .32 and .380 brass is a pita to find.

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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 20th 2017, 10:04 am

It just so happened that I had an order placed with CMP as this news broke. 
There was a small item missing from the order when it arrived yesterday. 
So, when I spoke with them today about it, I also asked about the 1911s. See, 
normally, they have you hit a number to get a pre-recorded message about them. 

This is straight from a human at CMP:
They don't know anything more than we do about timing of a potential release of 1911s. Nor do they 
seem to have a prepared-for-the-public release policy ready once they actually get them. They said to 
keep alert. There are approximately 5-6 times more inquiries about the 1911s than the stock they 
are likely to receive.

So, please, if you hear something new? Alert us all here? Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: CMP & M1911s   July 22nd 2017, 4:40 pm

The gun manufactures today are doing you a favor with what comes standard on various models of the 1911 format. Back in the 70's and 80's we would buy the standard Colt Government then strip them down and start doing all the upgrades that the high dollar winners had done to win. You paid $650-$700 for the Colt, then replace all the unwanted pieces for those high dollar items plus spent as much for custom gunsmithing - ending up with a great custom in the $2,000 - $2,500 range. Today the same gun tricked out Colt format from different manufactures cost a $1,000 bucks less and shoot just as good as our old Colts.  cowyboy hatoff

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