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Thread: Is the U.S. Military all but done with the M1911?

  1. #1
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    Is the U.S. Military all but done with the M1911?

    Yes, I know that most units that issue handguns have used the Beretta or Sig platforms for many years. However, the Marines and a few units in Special Operations command used the 1911 on a limited basis. This was released today:

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/art...cial-operators

    1st-SFOD, NAVSPECWARDEVGRU and a few others had already moved to the Glock platform. MARSOC has now joined the rest of the SOCOM community in moving to the Glock 19. I believe this only leaves a few units in MEUSOC still deploying the 1911.

    It appears that the days of ol' slabsides may be numbered.
    "The 1911 was the design, given by God to us through John M. Browning, that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and it's true now." - Col. Robert Coates commanding, U.S. Marine Corp Special Operations Command Detachment 1 (DET 1)
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    Warbirdnut (5th December 2016)


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    It appears to be so. I ran across http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/05/ma...-45-overboard/ which basically says that the Marine Raiders are replacing the 1911 with Glocks. This is technically off topic but there seems to be some rumblings about replacing the Browning M2's as well http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/02/no...e-m2-ma-deuce/

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    I don't think the U. S. Military will ever find another pistol to equal the service of the 1911.
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    condition2 (5th June 2017), Scarpetta (2nd June 2017)


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