Thursday, August 23, 2012
Marines Switching Back To 1911
Not that my Marine Corps ever really adopted the popgun Beretta, but at least now they don't have to cobble together reliable .45 ACP's.
In recent years, the Marine Corps has been building its own .45-caliber pistols at a facility in Quantico, Va., using parts from existing inventory of Model 1911 pistols and other commercial parts, said Barbara Hamby, spokeswoman for Marine Corps System Command, which orders guns for the Marines. The government, however, hadn't bought new handguns from Colt for decades. That changed this month with the first order of up to 12,000 Colt pistols, starting with 4,036 right away