No, You're Not Getting A CMP 1911

No, you’re not going to get a CMP 1911!  Here’s why.

It was like a thanksgiving miricale when the NDAA ( was signed into law and included a provison that allowed the Army to transfer surplus 1911s to the CMP.  The internet erupted and many bloggers claimed a victory that this billed forced the transfer of the 1911s to the CMP. Of course the NRA did its ball spiking victory dance and celebration.


If you haven’t read the NDAA, do so now and pay attention to section 1087.

Let’s take a look at some key language in section 1087:

“(h) Authorized Transfers.— (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary may transfer to the corporation, in accordance with the procedure prescribed in this subchapter, surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols and spare parts and related accessories for those pistols that, on the date of the enactment of this subsection, are under the control of the Secretary and are surplus to the requirements of the Department of the Army, and such material as may be recovered by the Secretary pursuant to section 40728A(a) of this title. The Secretary shall determine a reasonable schedule for the transfer of such surplus pistols.

The Secretary “may” transfer the pistols.  Nothing is being forced.  The choice is totally up to a POTUS political appointee.

“(2) The Secretary may not transfer more than 10,000 surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols to the corporation during any year and may only transfer such pistols as long as pistols described in paragraph (1) remain available for transfer.”.

Only 10,000 pistols per year, if the Secretary chooses to transfer them

“(b) Exception.—With respect to firearms other than caliber .22 rimfire and caliber .30 rifles, the corporation shall obtain a license as a dealer in firearms and abide by all requirements imposed on persons licensed under chapter 44 of title 18, including maintaining acquisition and disposition records, and conducting background checks.”.

This is new, the CMP has to get an FFL and comply with all sections of chapter 44.  No direct shipments to your house.

(1) ONE-YEAR AUTHORITY.—The Secretary of the Army may carry out a one-year pilot program under which the Secretary may transfer to the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety not more than 10,000 firearms described in paragraph (2).

The transfer program only has a one year authority.  This same language would have to be added to next year’s NDAA to keep the program alive.

(ii) information on any crimes committed using firearms transferred under the pilot program.

If the Army transfers them to the CMP, they now have to keep stats on them and make reports to congress, all things they don’t need to do if they don’t transfer any pistols.

All this does not spell 1911s being transferred to the CMP, but wait, there’s more.  The Secretary of the Army is currently an open position with an acting Secretary in place.  The Army has not asked for the disposal or transfer of these guns.  Even better, the Secretary of the Army is appointed by Barack Hussein Obama and takes direction from his lead pitbull policy driver Valerie Jarrett, who has regular meetings with the Bloomberg funded gun grabbing machine.

While the CMP is making statements as to what they think the pricing will be on the 1911s, they’ve also said they’ve not had any discussions with the Army about the transfer or if there will be any transfers.

At this point, your chance of being invited to Camp David for a trap match with the President is more likely than you getting a CMP 1911 before 2017.