If you’ve been waiting to grab one of the Army’s surplus M1911 .45 caliber pistols that officials announced last year would be sold to the public, the wait is nearly over.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program last year announced is would sell 10,000 of the legendary pistols that have been in Army stocks for decades to collectors. But that number has dropped to 8,000 for this year as of a recent posting by CMP.
Thing is, not all of the 8,000 to be made available will be up for purchase by those select few who’re given the go ahead. Instead, some have been deemed “unusual and worthy of being auctioned,” according to the CMP website.