I posted a while back on this and am totally stunned that it looks like it is going to happen Nothing on the CMP site yet but this could very nice. Civilian Marksmanship Program | ///////////////////////////////////// Buy Your Surplus, WW-II Era 1911 from the Government! – GunsAmerica Digest Before I get to those questions, let’s back up for a moment and revisit how we got here. At the end of last month, president Obama signed an omnibus bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act, which among other things contained a provision to allow the government to relinquish the Army’s stockpile of surplus M1911 and M1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, so that they can be sold to the general public. If you’re not familiar with the Civilian Marksmanship Program, it’s a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training, and competitions. It’s a quasi-government, non-profit agency. For our intents and purposes, the CMP is the intermediary that transfers the Army’s 1911s to us. If you haven’t read our series “Garands from the Government,” now would be the time. Our fearless leader Paul Helinski goes step-by-step through the process, detailing how he purchased surplus military M1 Garands through the CMP. In fact, some of what he wrote regarding getting your ducks in a row to purchase a firearm from the CMP, I’ve reposted below. But I highly recommend you check out that series. It should also be noted that Rep. Mike Rogers’ (R-Alabama) is largely responsible for adding the provision to sell the 1911s to the NDAA. “As a gun owner and strong believer in the Second Amendment, my proposal is a commonsense approach to eliminating an unnecessary cost to the Federal government while allowing the very capable CMP to handle the sale of these vintage firearms that otherwise would just sit in storage,” said Rogers back in August, who pointed out what it cost taxpayer’s to store the 1911s: $2 per gun, per year. Roughly speaking, $200,000 each year.