The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report recently concerning the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Moreover, the report highlighted how many firearms, including the recent addition of the M1911, CMP has sold to the public. Further, the report projects the CMP could generate as much as $104.9 million before it exhausts all reported surplus firearms eligible for sale.
This Is How Much Those CMP Surplus 1911 Pistols Will Cost
GAO CMP Report
The report, entitled “Civilian Marksmanship Program: Information on the Sale of Surplus Army Firearms,” details the arms transfers. Both Army-to-CMP transfers and CMP-to-civilian sales transfers are covered in the report. While the report details CMP’s policies and procedures in accordance with federal laws concerning firearm sales, more interesting are the numbers.
Surplus Arms Transferred to CMP
According to GAO, the Army has transferred more than 700,000 surplus rifle and handguns to CMP since 1996. Further, the Army transferred 279,032 surplus rifles to CMP from 2008 to 2017. Of that nearly 280,000 rifles, GAO determined 203,644 of those were M1 rifles. More than 5,000 Kimber M82 rifles were transferred, while various other models came in less than 1,000. Those models include rarities such as M40X1/M40, M1917 Enfield, M1903 and Winchester Model …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life