Marines pick Colt

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  1. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

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    It would interesting to see the test data. I would like to see how well Smith did in the testing.
  2. Old Grump

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    I bought this 45 in 1972 from the Captain of the Navy Blue pistol Team. I don't know how many rounds he had through it but I have around 300,000 rounds through it. Replaced the sights a few times and the bushing and link pin and I lost track of the recoil springs. Replaced the barrel about 5 or 6 years ago because the groups were opening up a little to much.
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    These are some of the targets I shot last week with it.

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    Shoot them, clean them repeat as often as necessary. Replace what needs replacing and it will last longer than you.

    My opinion is they are only issuing 12,000 of those guns to the Marines but we have 200,000 in uniform fit for duty and they all should have one. Along with cases of ammo and big blocks of range time to get proficient and stay proficient with them.
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  3. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    +1 on that!! Of all the things we spend money on.......
  4. Inthewind1976

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    Hopefully they WILL have metal rather than plastic for trigger and mainspring parts, AND hopefully they will NOT be constructed of the Series 80 style with the passive safety, which is capable of causing the 1911 to misfire - that being said, the US Military did exactly what I have hoped they would do for over 20 years - realize that they replaced a better battle pistol with a lesser one when they replaced the 1911-A1 with the 9mm Beretta. THANK GOD. :)
  5. skullfr

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    Im wondering.The 1911 was developed to fight the Moro tribes in the phillipines because the .38 wasnt getting the job done cause the tribesman were on drugs to give em bravery.I wonder if the same isnt true facing jihadist pumped on heroin or something.
  6. jack404

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    its called Khat its a stick they chew it ..

    grown in yemen and somalia and sudan mainly , i seen it here in the islamic area's

    tell folks its a herb , yeah right ..
  7. aa1911

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    15k rounds, just sounds like a good weekend! put almost 100k thru my loaded before I sold it to a buddy and it's still 'on the road' spitting lead with no problems. pretty accurate too!

    good reason this gun is still around
  8. hogger129

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    Too bad NATO stuck us on 9mm. With ball rounds, .45 ACP is better.
  9. Old Grump

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    They didn't stick us with anything, the politically motivated panty wearers, (who are the direct descendants of the panty wearers that gave us the M16), gave us the M9. It was about money and PC or as I call it, the effeminization of our military fighting force.
  10. 3/2 STA SS

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    Amen to that...
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