Welcome back to the 25th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.
Attention loyal blog readers. If you get overly exited when you hear about the government releasing 1911’s to the general population, make sure you’re not in a public place while reading this….
In 2016, the National Defense Authorization Act stipulated that it would “allow” for the release of 10,000 M1911 pistols, which I know people have been anticipating. This was good news but not great news because the previous administration had been rumored to have blocked the release of these pistols through the influencing of legislation.
This week, The U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA if you want to save time. Within this act there is an article which will “mandate” the release of all M1911 handguns currently in the US Army’s inventory. Under the act they would be releasing them to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which then would make them available to civilians.
The Secretary of the Army may not transfer more than 10,000 surplus M1911s to one corporation during any year and may only transfer these pistols as long as they remain available.
BUT IT’S NOT FINAL YET. I had to review an episode of school house rock to remind myself how a bill gets passed. The bill will still have to pass through the Senate and be signed by the President for it to become effective.
Do you guys think that they should be offered to veterans before being made available to the general public? I’m curious what everyone’s opinion is. Share below.