1.Semi-automatic,.45 ACP caliber.
2.Single stack magazine must hold at least 7 rounds. It is desirable that the pistol function with the Marine Corps.45 ACP 7-round magazine (NSN 1005-01-373-2774) used in the current MEUSOC pistol.(Wilson-Rogers)
3. Pistol must have an accessory rail meeting MIL-STD-1913 specifications to mount accessories.
4.It must have a grip safety and an ambidextrous manual safety which are operable by users wearing cold weather and NBC gloves.
5.It has dull, non reflective surfaces and uses standard military colors.
6.It must lock the slide or bolt to the rear after the last round in the magazine is fired.
7.It has a beveled magazine well to facilitate rapid loading.
8.The pistol has a lanyard loop attachment point.
9.It can hold a five shot group to an average of no more than 4 inches by 4 inches at 25 yards
10.It should be no more than 9 inches in length and weigh less than 4.5 pounds with empty magazine.
11.It has a consistent trigger pull of 5.1 pounds.
12.The pistol can demonstrate reliability of an average minimum of 300 rounds between stoppages and 5,000 rounds between parts failures.
13.Magazines should remain serviceable for at least 3,000 rounds.
14.The pistol will perform reliably after being subjected to standard MIL SPEC environmental tests, drop tests, and temperature extremes.
15.The pistol must demonstrate "drop in" parts interchangeability, with no milling, filing, or fitting required.
16.There shall be no degradation in performance after parts are exchanged.
17.The pistol is resistant to corrosion and chemicals, and is compatible with current military approved small arms cleaning, lubrication, and preservative and storage agents.