Can we send a soldier a 1911?

Can we send a soldier a 1911?

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    Can we send a soldier a 1911?

    The thread title about explains it. If a soldier in A-Stan wanted to, for instance, have a sidearm, could he bring one of his own? More importantly, my dad in I would like to send a Kimber to a friend in the Army infantry for his birthday. He's deployed right now. Would he be permitted to carry or even have this weapon?

    We'd ask him but we don't want to give it away!
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    Simply put. No

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    More simply put, no way in aich-ee-double hockey sticks...
    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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    Save it for him, they can enjoy it when they return home.
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    As far as I know that would be a big NO.

    And I must say you guys are GREAT friends! Wish someone would send me a Kimber for my B-day.
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    Nope only weapons issued to you,I know there were a few guys in Nam that carried some personal handguns,but not today
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    No. No personally owned weapons are permitted in Afghanistan. Exceptions are for General/Flag officers and select SOF...per CENTCOM.
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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    I would not advise that, not only will he lose the Kimber, more than likely he would be in deep doo doo.

    Yea just save it for him and give it to him when he gets home..

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    That would be a violation of CENTCOM general orders. He would not be allowed to receive it. He would not be allowed to carry it. If he could carry it, he probably wouldn't be able to find ammunition for it.

    And it's probably illegal to mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamRudolph View Post
    And it's probably illegal to mail.
    No probably about it, if you're talking USPS to an APO.
    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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    Hey if you really want to help someone, I have a birthday coming up real soon.
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    Not like the good old days, in Nam when you could carry what you wanted,, Step Dad carried a 12 ga pump and 357 ruger,,

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    take a picture of it, send it to him, and tell him that it's incentive to come home safely. and thank him for us.

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    Why not...? Is there a good reason for this, or just "regulations"...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    Why not...? Is there a good reason for this, or just "regulations"...?
    Well, on its face, it is against CENTCOM General Orders.

    Second--can't mail via USPS to an APO

    Third--where would he get ammo for it? No .45ACP immediately available in the supply system for your average GI. Why? Everyone (with extremely few exceptions) carries 9mm.

    Fourth--where would he get spare parts, mags, springs in the event the weapon is damaged?

    You fight with the weapons you are issued...per CENTCOM General Orders...they decide what you carry....
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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