CMP 1911

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by guru2sum, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. guru2sum

    guru2sum Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Mad City, Wisconsin
    Got this notice from the CMP today:

    To all CMP constituents:

    The CMP Board of Directors has discussed at length how the sales of 1911s would be handled, if the CMP were to ever receive them from the United States Army.

    Some preliminary decisions further clarified:
    1. Decisions concerning the grade and pricing of the 1911s will not be made until inspection has occurred of a substantial quantity which will take an estimated 150 days post receipt.
    2. All laws pertaining to the sale of 1911s by CMP will be strictly obeyed.
    3. Potential purchasers will have to provide to CMP a new set of documents exhibiting: 1) proof of U.S. Citizenship, 2) proof of membership in a CMP affiliated club, 3) proof of participation in a marksmanship activity, 4) a new form 2A with notary, 5) a signed copy of the 01 Federal Firearms License in which the 1911 will be transferred to.
    4. A NICS background check will be performed by CMP on the customer to assure the customer is eligible to purchase prior to shipment to the FFL licensed dealer. The customer must receive a "proceed" from NICS prior to shipment of the pistol to the FFL licensed dealer.
    5. The CMP customer will be required to complete a form 4473 in person at the FFL dealers place of business, successfully passing a NICS check performed by the FFL holder, before the pistol can be transferred. This is a second NICS check performed on the customer.
    6. Qualified CMP customer will only be allowed to purchase one 1911 per calendar year.
    7. No 1911s available in the CMP stores, or on line, only mail order sales.
    8. CMP will set the date in which it will accept orders for the 1911s. The date will be posted to the world.
    9. Orders will only be accepted via mail order delivery.
    10. Orders will only be accepted post marked on the date or after, no early orders.
    11. Once CMP receives 10,000 orders, customer names will be loaded into the Random Number Generator.
    12. The Random Number Generator will provide a list of names in sequence order through a random picking process to CMP.
    13. Customers will be contacted in the sequence provided by the Random Number Generator.
    14. When the customer is contacted a list of 1911 grades and pricing options that are available will be offered for selection of one.
    15. As CMP proceeds down the sequenced list less grade and pricing options will be available. Again, this done completely random.

    Note: 1911 type pistols purchased from CMP cannot be transferred to 03 FFL (curio and relic) license. BATF and the United States Army prefer the second background check be performed by a "store front" FFL dealer. Each customer purchasing a 1911 type pistol from CMP will be subjected to two NICS background checks, one performed by CMP and the other performed by the FFL dealer the pistol is being shipped to.

    Mark Johnson
    Chief Operating Officer
    Civilian Marksmanship Program
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  2. lklawson

    lklawson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Oct 13, 2009
    Huber Heights, OH
    Expect to pay $1,000, even if it's a crappy, roached out gun.

    Pricing, Cooper said, is expected to be between $800-$1,000 for shooters.

    “It’s hard to say exactly, but a good guess will be around $1,000 minimum,” he said. “One reason for this is that the 1911 is a very valuable pistol. Even though they may be shot out or busted up, we don’t want them falling into the hands of people who will just leave them in a glove box. We want a perceived value — more of an heirloom. We don’t want them considered a standard sidearm. All we need is to have someone commit a liquor store robbery with one and then we’ll be held accountable.​

    Peace favor your sword,

  3. moona11

    moona11 Active Member Supporter

    Jun 18, 2014
    I don't think they are worth the price I'm going to pass.
  4. JR37

    JR37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
    I purchased a 1911 from NRA back in the 60's. I think I paid $17.50 for it. It was a 1911, not an A1. I kept it for a few years than traded it for a dress for my wife to go to a party. Money was tight for us then. I bought the M1 carbine, still have it. I had the voucher to purchase a 1903 Springfield Rifle for 14.25, but did not have an extra $14.25 to spare. These are a few of the bad decisions I have made in my life. (Except the dress for my wife)
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  5. guru2sum

    guru2sum Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Mad City, Wisconsin
    It would seem that the military vets that used the 1911 are dieing off. A Garand was of interest to me because it is a unique weapon; better made 1911s can be had for less than $1,000 or whatever if collectability isn't a consideration.

    The long list of sale conditions would also limit the impulse purchase or even the casual purchase.
  6. mtn_chef

    mtn_chef Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2014
    nc mountains
    yeah I want to actually see what these guns look like. I can't imagine there's a lot of excellent conditions out there...
  7. guru2sum

    guru2sum Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Mad City, Wisconsin
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