For those of you closely tracking the government sale of 8,000 surplus 1911 pistols, you likely already mailed off your forms.

But in case you forgot or have been trekking remote mountain passes for the past year, find a yak, because those forms must be postmarked between Sept. 4 and Oct. 4.

Meaning: Get those forms in the mail!

The Civilian Marksmanship Program announced the batches of the venerable .45 caliber pistols for sale to the public last year. Some details shifted since the original posting, though.

The CMP initially said there would be 10,000 pistols for sale. That number dropped to 8,000 for the lottery-style sale this year.

Next year’s quantities are still a question mark, so maybe getting in early would be a good idea.