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Would you like to have a Gov. 1911A1?

Postby AlanM » Fri May 08, 2015 1:39 am

ANNISTON, Ala. —An east Alabama congressman has a plan to save taxpayers money when it comes to storing vintage firearms for the Army.

Rogers proposes CMP take control of old Army pistols

The plan involves moving the weapons to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which includes its facility in Anniston.

Congressman Rogers says it's a win-win because the pistols are placed in very capable hands at the Civilian Marksmanship Program and it also saves taxpayers roughly $200,000 per year.

The M1911A1 pistol was once the standard sidearm for U.S. armed forces. Rogers says a little over 8,000 of the 100,000 pistols were sold to law enforcement and transferred to foreign countries for a small price. The rest are in storage.

The CMP will inspect, grade, and prepare the pistols to be sold. It will also reimburse the Army for any costs associated with moving the firearms.
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Re: Would you like to have a Gov. 1911A1?

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Fri May 08, 2015 2:58 am

A fine idea.

If it happens, I wonder what the pricing will be?
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Postby Brian D. » Fri May 08, 2015 6:21 am

I read elsewhere that Congress and the CMP will have to override a presidential executive order prohibiting this very thing. I don't think that's even possible is it?
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Postby Curzyk » Fri May 08, 2015 7:33 am

Brian D. wrote:I read elsewhere that Congress and the CMP will have to override a presidential executive order prohibiting this very thing. I don't think that's even possible is it?


Not sure if it's possible, but if there truly are checks and balances, then I'd think there'd have to be a way. However, I'm almost positive that a different president could.
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Postby WY_Not » Fri May 08, 2015 7:36 am

If by some miracle this comes to pass, I'll drive there day one and get one. I am not going to miss the boat on this like I did with Garands. :cry:
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Postby lairdstew » Fri May 08, 2015 8:15 am

You can still get Garands from the CMP. There are service grades at the Camp Perry store right now or you can mail order one. And if you are worried about qualifying your Ohio CHL and membership in a gun club or you can join the garand collectors club online for $25 will do.
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Postby WY_Not » Fri May 08, 2015 8:23 am

As an Appleseed instructor, the training and membership requirements were never an issue. It was the money. :?

Didn't realize they had gotten more in. Last I looked was a few years back and all they had were the higher priced grades.
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Postby Mr. Glock » Fri May 08, 2015 9:23 am

Curzyk wrote:
Brian D. wrote:I read elsewhere that Congress and the CMP will have to override a presidential executive order prohibiting this very thing. I don't think that's even possible is it?


Not sure if it's possible, but if there truly are checks and balances, then I'd think there'd have to be a way. However, I'm almost positive that a different president could.



Let us recall the Korean M1 Garand and M1 Carbine issue a few years back....lots of "blood running in the street" fear mongering from the Administration. These are actually pistols vs old rifles too, so the hype would be even greater.
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Re: Would you like to have a Gov. 1911A1?

Postby DontTreadOnMe » Fri May 08, 2015 9:41 am

A new avenue to put tons of not-drop-safe guns in civilians' hands. Hurray.
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Postby Tweed Ring » Fri May 08, 2015 10:41 am

Brian D. wrote:I read elsewhere that Congress and the CMP will have to override a presidential executive order prohibiting this very thing. I don't think that's even possible is it?


I'd be pleasantly surprised if there was a veto override by Congress, but I don't think the R's have the heart nor the stomach for such a fight.
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Postby Mustang380gal » Fri May 08, 2015 11:55 am

Need one? No, actually I don't.

If the price was right, I'd still buy one. It will go well with my Garand.
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Re: Would you like to have a Gov. 1911A1?

Postby Brian D. » Fri May 08, 2015 12:22 pm

DontTreadOnMe wrote:A new avenue to put tons of not-drop-safe guns in civilians' hands. Hurray.


Well that doesn't seem like very good reason to block the release of 1911A1's. Tons and tons and tons of Curio & Relic eligible guns already out there with the same issue to some degree or other.
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Postby deanimator » Fri May 08, 2015 3:31 pm

DontTreadOnMe wrote:A new avenue to put tons of not-drop-safe guns in civilians' hands. Hurray.

I've got THREE similar "not-drop-safe" guns and not ONE of them has EVER fired a SINGLE round without my first pulling the trigger.

But then I've never mistaken an M1911 for a basketball and tried to dribble it...
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Postby TJW815 » Fri May 08, 2015 4:19 pm

DontTreadOnMe wrote:A new avenue to put tons of not-drop-safe guns in civilians' hands. Hurray.


Quite ironic that you, with a screen name of "DontTreadOnMe" would say that...
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Postby pirateguy191 » Fri May 08, 2015 4:40 pm

^^^ Ouch.
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