Yes they will in the future, but the process has closed for 2019 already! http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/1911-information/Will the gov. release any more 1911 pistols for sale this year? I apparently wasn't drawn for one last year.
You are absolutely correct! :grin:Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but I think those Congressional authorizations are by GFY. And there was supposed to be a review by some Congressional committee at the end of this first year’s program (which authorized only 8K units to be released, IIRC). If the review goes well (i.e., no negative feedback) then perhaps they’ll approve the full 10K units to be released next year (GFY20).
Government Fiscal Year 2020 runs from 1 October 2019 through 30 September 2020.
I got an email from CMP earlier this month saying my RNG is 16000 something. Maybe I'll get one in the 2nd year batch, maybe 3rd. Anyhow, make sure you don't have a RNG email in your junk folder. Not sure if they sent out all the RNGs by now, or maybe your packet wasn't accepted.I don even know if my application was received at CMP. Will I need to send another application for the next batch?? Not much info, absolutely no feedback.
FDL, welcome to the forum!According to the info posted by their staff, applicants stay in order of their lottery number until all 19000+ have been offered a pistol.
Well, that’s good news (at least you know where you’re at in the que). And it may be good if you’re at the beginning of the third year, as opposed to the end of the second year. That’s IF CMP has to sell through all Grade conditions before they can move on to the next year’s allocation. If they are working that way, your chances of getting a better grade is improved if you’re at the beginning of a year’s allocation rather than the end.I did get my number a couple weeks ago, it's 15,512. Maybe this year or next....
According to FLD (post #9), they are selling the lower Field grade.Has anyone actually received a Rack grade?? Or Field grade??
The 1911 works for me too. Lower thumb joints are gone bit the 1911 is easy on them. Fingerless leather gloves help for the shotgun but I can't use them on a hand gun.As far as I know (which isn't very far), no rack grades have been offered. Some field grade pistols have been offered but the vast majority so far have been service grade.
By the way, it's good to be here. I'm not a collector, but I do like the 1911 platform. It fits my medium-sized arthritic hands quite well, much better than the G-17.
I believe that’s a description change from what I first read as to their grading criteria - but that was also back in the very earliest days of contemplation of this program. Back at that time, there was also speculation (by some magazine writers) there may be as many as 300-400K units being stored by the government. It’s also possible I read of the Rack Grade shootability condition (or lack thereof) as a guess by posters on the CMP forum. But nevertheless it’s good to know Rack Grades ARE in a safe, shootable condition. If it’s just cosmetic condition, at least that makes the price fall in line with the other higher grades.The CMP description says the rack grade will function properly but to expect rust, pitting and possibly broken or cracked grips.