After using the M9 pistol for a couple decades the US Marine Corp is reverting back to the good ol' 1911. By Colt no less. Is the placement of a 22 million dollar order that includeds 12,000 pistols, parts and support the tip of the iceberg? That's a pretty good chunk o' money if they are not evaluating a wholesale change out of the M9's. Think of it, an American designed gun in continuous service of our armed forces for 101 years. Is that dependability or what? Is that proof of an excellent design?