and will probably get the NAM2 for a buddy of mine as a gift
I'm still looking at a 1911 for the collection.... and this has me drooling.....
All of this talk about how awesome 1911's are and nobody has posted these pictures yet?
Test Article Photos of MARSOC Winning Colt Rail Guns - Soldier Systems
If these Colts self destructed after 12,000 rounds and won, I'd hate to see what the Springfields looked like....
Our MEUSOC 1911's failed also,after the fine sand polished the hammer-sear surface to the point we started getting hammer follow,greatful to have been able to carry my G21 :danceban:
wow, pretty shocking to see the photos in that link, I hope it was a bad batch of metal, etc
if Colt won the bid I'd hate to see what the others did after 12,000 rounds
We all know that manufacturers are capable of making better 1911s than we are seeing in those pictures.
But you have to take into consideration the nature of contract bidding.
Colt: "We can make a gun for $900/unit that lasts 12,000 rounds, or for $1,500/unit that last 20,000 rounds"
Committee: "$1,000 per unit, you say?"
Ug. Four out of five test pistols failing catastrophically? I would love to find more about the testing/bidding/selection process, if MARSOC thought that an 80% failure rate was good-to-go...
It is much more than just putting rounds in paper.
I am sure I have forgot a few failures on my old .45's but the they must have been darn few because those I carried where darn good IMO.
Being an old Ranger, I think the reason they chose them is because.... Nah, never mind.
They are purty, I'll give them that. And really, THAT is the most important factor in a combat weapon system. :wink:
Yeah.....the decision wasn't based on nostalgia. It was based on the fact that the US Military has to use FMJ ammo. Not sure if you are aware of this or not but, the 9mm FMJ round is one of the most anemic man stoppers out there. The bullet is very fast. There have been many shootings of people with FMJ 9mm who weren't even aware that they were shot, some multiple times because the rounds simply zipped right through them without doing much damage at all.
The .45 FMJ round, while not as good at dropping someone like a .45 hollow point, still does a pretty good job of knocking a bad guy down. Much, Much better than 9mm FMJ. The Marines have wanted to drop the 9mm since almost the day it was forced on them.
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That's a good looking gun. I generally find the 1911 to be a good looking gun, but darn, that's a good looking gun.