Monday, July 23, 2012

Just do What the Marines do

In most cases - that is very good advice. When it comes to personal firearms .... doubly so.

Not a fan of the color they are going with ... but otherwise - drinks around the house.
For the first time in several decades, the U.S. militaryis buying new batches of the Colt .45 sidearm that it used during both World Wars and for much of the 20th century.

Colt Defense LLC said Friday it has been awarded a $22.5 million, five-year contract to provide theU.S. Marine Corpswith the latest .45 caliber pistols that were originally provided to the military in 1911.
The contract is to provide as many as 12,000 tan-colored, M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols (CQBP), plus spare parts and logistical support for the pistols. The new version of the semi-automatic .45-caliber pistol, CQBP, is a descendant of the Colt M1911 first used by the military in 1911.

"This is a truly gratifying contract award," said Gerry Dinkel, CEO and president of Colt Defense. "To have the 1911 selected again for U. S. Forces 101 years after its initial introduction is just an incredible testament to the timeless design and effectiveness of the Colt 1911. Colt Defense looks forward to another great partnership with the Marine Corps as we renew industry production of the military 1911."
The USMC never fully embraced the M9, and it is great news that they are backing away further to a better solution.

Now - if we can just move from 5.56mm to a 6.5 or 6.8mm in long arms ...

Hat tip Nic.


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