Monday, July 17, 2017

Well, well, this sounds like some good legislation.

Although I don't really see what it should be needed.  Why should the government need it's own permission to sell surplus gear to the public?  We technically own it all anyway, right?

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP).
In November of 2015, then-President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2016 into law with language that authorized the Secretary of Defense to transfer 1911s no longer in service to the CMP for public sale. That language made the transfers subject to the Secretary’s discretion and capped them at 10,000 per year. Unsurprisingly, no actual transfers were made under the program while Obama remained in the White House. 
This year’s language, however, would effectively make the transfers mandatory and would remove the yearly cap. Currently, the military has some 100,000 excess 1911s sitting in storage at taxpayer expense. Transfer of these historically-significant firearms would ease a burden on the government’s heavily indebted balance sheet and help preserve important artifacts from the era when the U.S. military defended Western Civilization from worldwide fascism and aggressive Communist expansion.  
Amen!  Sell those pistols and make this a win/win for everyone.


  1. Let me know when, where and how to buy a few of them up. I have grandkids and they'll all one one when they come of age. That's eight right there.

  2. I qualified on those in the day, and would be interested for historical reasons. But they will be loose, clunky and worn. They have seen a LOT of use over the years.

  3. I reckon it will take about a day and a half to sell all of them. Good move for a change gummit.

  4. From what I have read they are going to be about $1000 for a rack grade. A new Colt Government will be cheaper and much more accurate as it comes with the competition barrel.