The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) specifies the budget and expenditures for the US military for the year, and is a requirement of every yearly legislative session. When President Obama vetoed the current NDAA in October one small section of the plan that was a casualty would have allowed army surplus 1911 pistols to e part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP.) We believe Congress should override that veto so that provision can take effect.
Ammoland's Tom McHale has always had a man crush on the Colt Model 1903 (although he confesses, he is not exactly sure why.) Shooting the dinky-ish .32 ACP, it’s not exactly a manly gun, but it makes up for its lack of virility in other ways. Here is a great piece Tom wrote about the history of the Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless and where to get one brand new.