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This is a discussion on U.S. Marine Colt M45 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A beautiful Colt ! The finish,which is CERAKOTE,I believe, makes me want to have my Officer's Model refinished(black though). Glad new 1911 "Pony Guns" are ...

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    A beautiful Colt ! The finish,which is CERAKOTE,I believe, makes me want to have my Officer's Model refinished(black though). Glad new 1911 "Pony Guns" are back in production for the military! Now let's get some in the hands of the Airborne too!(LOL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Actually, they have been using 1911s for quite a while. Kimbers if I recall. These are simply to replace those that have worn out. I was a little surprised the USMC did not select the cheaper and, IMHO better suited, HK MK24.
    Exactly my thoughts, horse on a 45, riiiiiight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Actually, they have been using 1911s for quite a while. Kimbers if I recall. These are simply to replace those that have worn out. I was a little surprised the USMC did not select the cheaper and, IMHO better suited, HK MK24.
    Springfield 1911. Not Kimber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoparNut View Post
    Springfield 1911. Not Kimber.
    It was Kimber, and Springfield and Colt and Remington-Rand and US&S etc., the Marine PWS (Precision Weapon Section) used whatever they had on hand to build the MEU(SOC)-DET-1 pistols.

    In 2003, they ordered 100 Kimber Interim Close Quarters Battle pistols for testing.
    http://www.ar15.com/content/swat/200312-SOCOM.pdf

    In 2005 they ordered 150 Springfield Professional Models for testing.
    General Information


    Document Type: Special Notice
    Solicitation Number: M67854-05-M-1038
    Posted Date: Feb 15, 2005
    Original Response Date: Mar 16, 2005
    Current Response Date: Mar 16, 2005
    Original Archive Date: Mar 31, 2005
    Current Archive Date: Mar 31, 2005
    Classification Code: 10 -- Weapons
    Naics Code: 332994 -- Small Arms Manufacturing

    Contracting Office Address
    Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Systems Command, 2200 Lester Street, Quantico, VA, 22134-5010
    Description
    This is notice of intended sole-source procurement on behalf of the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC). The procurement is for Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), SOC .45 caliber pistol posted in accordance with FAR 5.101(a)(1).

    The Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) intends to contract on a sole-source basis with Springfield Armory, 420 West Main Street, Geneseo, IL 61254 for MEU (SOC) .45 caliber pistol and associated packaging, marking and shipment. The following represents the governments intended parts list with quantities covered by this solicitation:

    (1) PC9111MC: Professional 1911-A1 .45ACR pistols
    Number: 150


    The anticipated dollar amount is $284,850.00

    Period of Performance: Date of Contract to 31 March 2005.
    FOB: Destination
    Delivery Point(s):

    1. 75 pistols delivered to:
    DODAAC: MMSA01
    Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA
    Traffic Management Officer
    MCLB Bldg 1221 Dr 20
    MF FSD MMSA01 Weapons Whse 1340 Dr 9
    Albany, GA 31704-5000

    Attn: Mr. Willie Harris, (229) 639-5533

    2. 75 pistols delivered to:
    DODAAC: MMSA02
    Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, CA
    DLA and G MF MMSA02
    Bldg 625 WE Yermo Annex
    FSD MCLB
    Barstow, CA 92311-5048

    Attn: Ms Jane Sloat or Mr. Tony Marquez
    Phone: 760-577-7345


    Responsible sources capable of satisfying this requirement are encouraged to submit a statement of capability and costs, which, if timely received, will be considered. Information must be provided to the contact cited above not later than 3:00 PM (EST) 16 March 2005
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    Maybe someone got Kimbers but the platoons out of Schwab are currently issued Springfields right now.

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    I don't doubt some are using the Professional Model's, I'd bet many are using those pistols built on original government contract M1911A1 frames with Springfield slides. The Marines bought any number of parts from several vendors, Springfield supplied many slides etc., and they also bought a number of parts from other vendors, Caspian being one I can recall of the top of my head. https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportun...bfc2a&_cview=0
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    Nice piece! Still, I could buy a Glock 21, 30 and 36 for the same price...with change left over!
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    Nice, but I wouldn't want the "Sand Brown Cerakote." Make mine in Black Cerakote please; $800 should be enough to pay for it.

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    U.S. Marine Colt M45

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Actually, they have been using 1911s for quite a while. Kimbers if I recall. These are simply to replace those that have worn out. I was a little surprised the USMC did not select the cheaper and, IMHO better suited, HK MK24.
    Little brother was with 1st Force ('03-'06) and he was issued a Kimber.

    Had a few pics of him in Iraq with it but I can't find them. I remember it was black with tan grips.

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    Can't wait to get my civilian model with all the improved MIM parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    Nice piece! Still, I could buy a Glock 21, 30 and 36 for the same price...with change left over!
    And last longer too. If I recall, those 1911's had massive frame failures during testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_B View Post
    Little brother was with 1st Force ('03-'06) and he was issued a Kimber.

    Had a few pics of him in Iraq with it but I can't find them. I remember it was black with tan grips.
    Kimber ICQB;

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    I had one of these in the early 80s. Wish I still had it.
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    I seriously don't understand the extra cost on these. I have a Rail Gun which is pretty much the same firearm without the paint job and it was quite a bit less off the self. I changed the MSH, Safety, got a little trigger job, and checkering for what they are charging.

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