CMP 1911s- Here is the hot skinny direct from CMP

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by c3shooter, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Just got this a few minutes ago- C&P from email from CMP:

    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:
    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) successful completion of a NICS background check, 6) a signed copy of the 01 Federal Firearms License in which the 1911 will be transferred to.
    4. The CMP customer will be required to complete a form 4473 in person and successfully complete another NICS check by the recipient FFL holder before the pistol can be transferred.
    5. Qualified CMP customer will only be allowed to purchase one 1911 per calendar year.
    6. No 1911s available in the CMP stores, or on line, only mail order sales.
    7. CMP will set the date in which it will accept orders for the 1911s. The date will be posted to the world.
    8. Orders will only be accepted via mail order delivery.
    9. Orders will only be accepted post marked on the date or after, no early orders.
    10. Once CMP receives 10,000 orders, customer names will be loaded into the Random Number Generator.
    11. The Random Number Generator will provide a list of names in sequence order through a random picking process to CMP.
    12. Customers will be contacted in the sequence provided by the Random Number Generator.
    13. When the customer is contacted a list of 1911 grades and pricing options that are available will be offered for selection of one.
    14. As CMP proceeds down the sequenced list less grade and pricing options will be available. Again, this done completely random.
    Mark Johnson
    Chief Operating Officer
    Civilian Marksmanship Program
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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

    Easy as tax preparation :(
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  3. sigman84

    sigman84 Well-Known Member

    Just about!!
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  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

    That is a lot of paperwork for the ability to enter a lottery for one pistol per year.

    I have never felt lucky enough to play lotteries. (that and I understand the math)
  5. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

    And CMP is talking about a price at around $1k, since they don't want them to become "Saturday Night Specials".

    I think I'll pass...
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  6. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member

    way too many hoops to jump through!

    i'll pass. i'm not a collector, but a shooter, so having to jump through so many hoops just to get maybe a chance at being able to buy one does not appeal to me.
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    FWIW, a military ID in grade E-5 and above meets the paperwork requirement for citizenship, club association and participation in marksmanship activities. That's half the paperwork right there.
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  8. tinbucket

    tinbucket Well-Known Member

    I read earlier the markmanship training or range time requirement is under age 60.I I hope this is so.
  9. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

    Its a lot easier just to buy one now...? I only paid $750 for my Ithaca.. and I see them pretty often around $1K (mostly Remington-Rands)