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Starfish
25-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Seems to me the 1911 is coming back to continue its 75 years of reign :)


Source: The Firearm Blog.
The legendary Daniel Watters has unearthed compelling evidence that the Marine MEU(SOC) M1911 pistol has now been given the official designation "M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol".

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A Marine fired the MEU(SOC)
Two documents 1, recently posted on Navy.mil, provide information about the procurement of slide assemblies for the M45. Unlike previous documents these do not refer to the MEU(SOC) designation and refer only to the "M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol".

KageFox
25-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Th US military does have a habit of renaming things its way... Beretta 92F as M9, SIG P228 as M11, etc.... so this comes as no surprise...

The 1911 was never truly gone.... sure, the US Army dropped it in Beretta's favor, but spec ops and elite SWAT teams continued the use of this gun...

Starfish
25-09-2009, 04:15 PM
Th US military does have a habit of renaming things its way... Beretta 92F as M9, SIG P228 as M11, etc.... so this comes as no surprise...

The 1911 was never truly gone.... sure, the US Army dropped it in Beretta's favor, but spec ops and elite SWAT teams continued the use of this gun...
didnt it already have a Military designation?

Dr Zakir
25-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Yes, 1911 they never let go and with many firms making th apart from colt there is their revival . Americans do things their way and this I agree 1911 is an excellent design no question about that

KageFox
25-09-2009, 04:29 PM
Maybe with Obama coming in , they decided it was time for "Change" :D

Must be some reason behind it....

Ahmad
25-09-2009, 05:00 PM
well this seems to be a wiser decision.