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Colt wins the MARSOC (CQBP) contract

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    I for one am happy Colt won the contract.

    Are there other weapons out there which could have filled the role? More than likely yes. Some maybe better, and some maybe not quite as well. But as an Old Corps vet who carried a 1911, I'm personally glad MARSOC once again, came back to the Colt 1911.
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    Well, as I alluded to in my (now ghostly) post - I am going back to the pointy stick. It's been killing people for eons longer than the 1911, so it must be exponentially better.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Well, as I alluded to in my (now ghostly) post - I am going back to the pointy stick. It's been killing people for eons longer than the 1911, so it must be exponentially better.
    Well pointy sticks did work rather well in RVN, especially when they were put in a hole pointy end up and camouflaged with a few leaves and sticks.
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    Colt...........................Aha............I love it............JMB is smilling".
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    I think it speaks well to the amazing genius of JMB.
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    Well, back from celebrating Colts return to the US Marines at the VFW. Everyone there was happy about it.

    Problem is, I celebrated a little longer than I intended. Had to take a cab. Not had to do that in years!
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    Wow, I'm glad they came back to their senses. When I competed in the post pistol competition in 1981, I just checked out a pistol from my arms room for the weekend. That old piece would rattle when I shot her and it still served me well enough so that I was subsequently chosen as the XO of the composite Bullseye Team. When I left active duty in 1984 we were using good old "Slab-sides." I think the 1911 is a fine platform for the 45 and I guess that I'm just thankful that our guys will have the best round to keep them alive. It's the round that counts. I'm glad it's the 1911 Colt for the sake of History but I'd have been just as happy with an H&K45 or a Sig P220.
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    COLT!!!!!

    Did I ever say that I love COLT? Here is a little modern day COLT porn for you guys. Looks a bit like the MARSOC winner, just stainless steel.

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    Good lookin' Rail Gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Ok history time Mattel never had anything to do with the M16, that came from them making a toy look a like that was ok then so the rumor started that Mattle was making plastic parts for them. It lives on to this day
    No weapon ever made has spent as many year been issued to as many hands as the .45 colt. It was a sound weapon then it is still sound weapon.
    Glocks have had their list of issues as have nearly every weapon ever sent out int the real world.
    As good and strong as the 92F was it had issues come up once it spent time in the field.
    own a few Colts carried a few shot many never had one crack or break. Few mag issue from wear. And we treated them to a rough life. By the time we turned them in some were so worn you could not read any of the stamping on them.
    I give the 92/96F it's due but given a choice I would take the Colt .45
    I hate to turn this into a dispute but my issue rifle when I went through training in '72 had Mattel stamped inside at least two of the parts; the hand guards, and the retaining ring IIRC. Maybe they were parts from some evaluation units or something other than the normal supply sources, but it definitely said Mattel. I don't think this would be the first time that facts didn't match the recorded history.

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    Well, I wish I could say I didn't see the steel vs plastic thing coming. Surprisingly not as much .45 vs 9mm as I expected though.

    Nice to see the Colt in there. I have no thoughts as to whether it should be a 1911 or not, but it is interesting to see.

    I thought that the Marine Corps had continued to use 1911s in their specialized units all along?
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    I don't think anyone (well, at least not me) is saying that the USMC should have gone with a "plastic" pistol. I am simply saying that they ARE in service, have BEEN in service, and have been in service in COMBAT, successfully, for a long, long time. To claim that they are completely unsuitable for combat service is just...silly.

    That said, the .45 ACP, when restricted to hardball, is round for round a slightly superior round, IMO. Thus, we are again back to the un-ending argument of "7 slightly better, or 15 slightly worse." I'll leave that one for another day. :)

    I will again, however, state that how long a weapon system has been around is absolutely NO basis for any decision in the present. Whoopie, the 1911 has been killing people for 100 years. The crossbow has been killing people for around 2500 years, and (my personal favorite) the pointy stick for thousands of years before that. If you want to put forth the merits of the 1911, that's absolutely fine - there are many of them to put forth. Being old just for the sake of being old, however, is NOT one of them....
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    Let me clear this Plastic VS Steel thing up just as far as I am concerned. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the proper use of polymer in firearms.
    Polymer plastic. It's amazing stuff and it keeps getting better and tougher.

    And Firearm Polymer is in no way related to the plastic that Mattel makes toys out of.

    I am just happy that that the 1911 was selected which has nothing at all to do with any polymer pistol NOT having been selected.

    Colt invested heavily in advanced "state of the art" CNC equipment. Their handguns are coming out super nice these days and I am just pleased that they got the contract because I personally love the 1911 genre of semi-auto.

    So....quite naturally I think it was a wise decision.

    Actually I am hoping that DETONICS finally gets the ball rolling on their (gulp) polymer framed .45ACP handgun which is pretty doggone innovative and impressive in design.

    I'd love to buy one and try one.

    The DETONICS MTX - This is (hopefully) going to be a great handgun.
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    Nothing at all wrong with old steel!

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