Marine Corps To Decide On New .45

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    Marine Corps To Decide On New .45

    May not be a scoop here but no discussion was found about the article.

    Corps to decide on new .45-caliber pistol - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times

    "Like older 1911s, the new pistol would fill the requirement for a weapon with more stopping power than the 9mm M9 common across the conventional forces."

    Glad to see this. Wish the new gun could trickle down to my son with all haste. Won't happen as he's about to be deployed.
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    He could try out for MARSOC. They carry 1911's.

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    I'm with you gald to see this. Thank your son for his serevice.

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    I wonder if my old war dog, General Keys, who just happens to be Colts CEO, will be able to get Colt back in the hands of Marines? Be interesting to see what happens.
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    In the military, where units are restricted to FMJ/ball ammo, a .45 makes sense. Punching .355 inch holes in someone isn't gonna drop em very fast.
    I think for civilians, with the availability of good 9mm ammo, the 9 is an adequate choice for self-defense.

    I would LOVE to see Colt 1911s used by the Marines.....a rock-solid, dependable weapon for a rock-solid, tough, dependable group of men.
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    Gald to see it too, it was a bummer when they quit using the 1911 in the first place (army)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I wonder if my old war dog, General Keys, who just happens to be Colts CEO, will be able to get Colt back in the hands of Marines? Be interesting to see what happens.
    Colt and Springfield were the last two standing, supposedly, Springer dropped out, but Colt did not announce at the 2012 S.H.O.T whether the government chose them, or any maker for that matter.

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    I like the tan one on the right minus the rail underneath. But they probably mount lights on them and need them in the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyColby View Post
    I like the tan one on the right minus the rail underneath. But they probably mount lights on them and need them in the military.
    You are correct, sir.

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    Glad to see the 1911 being brought back......IMO, it is the pistol that you take to war......the "Fist Of God".

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    I think either COLT or SA would be great handguns,I own both and the full size SA is rock solid sweet shooter
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    Glad to see the 1911 being brought back......IMO, it is the pistol that you take to war......the "Fist Of God".
    The 1911 never truly went away. It just stopped being the standard issue weapon for all troops. Special function units still used it. Even the new ones won't be the general issue weapon, the M9 will be for general issue, the 1911 will be for special op's units.
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    MARSOC has been using the 1911 for years, but they were pretty much all hand made by the gun shop in Quantico, using parts from Springfield and others.

    This is a commercial contract to keep up with demand.
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    I enjoy my Beretta 9mm, but the .45 has the stopping power needed for war.
    We need to stop following NATO and be the leader in arms again and have them follow the US!
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    how about a sig in 45 made in New Hampshire all ss and coated :a 100 year gun

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