Since 1996, the Army has transferred more than 700,000 surplus firearms to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, a federally chartered corporation that sells those firearms and promotes marksmanship and gun safety.
We reviewed how surplus firearms are transferred to the program and sold. We found the Army and the Program have procedures to address requirements for transferring and selling these firearms, and that the program generated $76.4 million in revenue from their sale from 2008 through 2017.
We estimate the Program could generate up to $104.9 million from available surplus firearms, enough money to fund its operations for several years.
CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM: Information on the Sale of Surplus Army Firearms