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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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The .45

August 24, 2012: The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 12,000 .45 (11.4mm) caliber pistols (for $1,900 each), mainly for use by its SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and recon troops. These MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command) troops have, like the army, navy and air force components of SOCOM quietly replaced most of their 9mm pistols with .45s.

The new marine .45s are not the old M1911A1 model, but the more modern Colt CQBP (Close Quarter Battle Pistol) which uses the same ammo as the M1911A1 but has a number of improvements that make the weapon more reliable, flexible and accurate. The CQBP holds eight rounds, is built to resist salt water corrosion, accept rail mounted accessories and so on.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: The .45

Imagine that, they had the best and got rid of them so they had a NATO compatible firearm and got the enemic 9mm. At least they have seen the light.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: The .45

Here's a link to the pistol.

I understand that with new bullet technology, the 9mm is better today than it was before.....but so is the 45.

IMHO, bigger bullets mean more energy which means faster stopping power. (Yeah I know..bullet placement....yada, yada, yada) Give me big bullets at close quarters any day over lot's of small ones.

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Re: The .45

bout time. hopefully other services will follow suit

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Go Big and you won't regret it!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 02:16 AM
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Re: The .45

"why do you carry a .45? Because they don't make a .46"

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