Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Marines Are Back At It

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?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/28/marines-pay-22m-to-go-back-to-their-old-guns-colt-45-caliber-pistols/






4 comments:

Craig said...

Lets hope testosterone helps the army follow their lead.

Dean Carder said...

Yep, there have been too many failures of the M9 pistols to continue issueng them.

Robert Fowler said...

I never understood why the wanted to replace it anyway. The first handgun I ever shot was the 1911-A1 in Marine boot camp. I've owned a couple over the years and till have on made by Llama that is my daily carry gun. I would rather have 8 185gr hollow points than 15 115gr FMJ's

Dean Carder said...

They only changed to mirror NATO standards.