Re: A really big 1911 question
G1N1 makes a good point. Simply put, the .45 didnt conform to NATO specs, and the 9MM was easier to 'control' so in the eyes of the 'war dept' it was a win win situation and LE and private defence services swiftly followed suit. Dont be fooled... the .45 does still have a loyal following even in the armed forces. Certain seal teams carry the USP .45 and as far as I know LA SWAT does too, Kimbers...
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