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Old 03-25-2012, 03:26 PM
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Marines are switching back




Maybe you have all seen this already, probably even posted here on this forum. But I saw this and was reminiscent. I remember when they took the 1911's away from us and made us Qual with the Beretta. After carrying the 1911, I hated the switch. It will be a nice switch back for my fellow jarheads.

http://www.guns.com/the-marines-to-d...r-service.html
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:36 PM
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Soon everyone will wise up to the fact that the 1911's are the best guns ever made.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:15 PM
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soon everyone will wise up to the fact that the 1911's are the best guns ever made.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:36 PM
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I saw the article not too long ago.

Good for the Marines!

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Old 03-25-2012, 03:49 PM
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I heard about this a couple of weeks ago. I say good for them
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:07 PM
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:25 PM
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Wow - great link. I've been keeping up with the various MEUSOC/M45 variations for some time, and now I'm rooting for the Colt. Regardless, since the contenders are all similar and based on production models, we'll be able to clone this pistol very easily for ourselves. Plus, any maker might produce a version for the general market since the basic design/formula has become popular over the last ten years or so. Watch sales of 'rail guns' from all 1911 makers spike when this version is adapted.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:43 PM
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So I can finally re-enlist?
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:52 PM
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Wish all of our armed forces would switch to a 1911 in 45acp! Maybe we would see some mil surplus 45 floating around on the cheap!

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:57 PM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F. In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:02 PM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F. In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
Okaaaay. We will see.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:12 PM
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Had I known this was coming, I would not have gotten so old and fat so I could have re-upped.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:36 PM
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okaaaay. We will see.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:53 PM
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Some Marsoc batts have already gone back to the 1911.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:28 PM
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In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
Yep, I can believe this if the current POTUS has his way...... Send more of our money overseas instead of supporting US Companies.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:35 PM
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Yep, I can believe this if the current POTUS has his way...... Send more of our money overseas instead of supporting US Companies.
It isn't POTUS that did it. There is a requirement in government purchase contracts to go with the low bidder, if all specifications are met.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:02 PM
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It isn't POTUS that did it. There is a requirement in government purchase contracts to go with the low bidder, if all specifications are met.
There used to be a Buy American Act as part of awarding Government contracts. Until that lying cheating Clinton signed NAFTA.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:49 AM
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Yep, I can believe this if the current POTUS has his way...... Send more of our money overseas instead of supporting US Companies.
You do know that all their guns are made in US right? Last time I heard some of the US companies were having things made over seas. FN also already makes at least 70% of small arms for us.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:22 AM
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You do know that all their guns are made in US right? Last time I heard some of the US companies were having things made over seas. FN also already makes at least 70% of small arms for us.
And that Springfield makes everything in Brazil and assembles here. Kinda sucks. I don't love Colt's, but I believe they make everything here which is pretty cool.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F.
When Hell freezes over a complete change till then only a select few are going to be issued 1911 style pistols.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:31 PM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F. In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
Ohhhh Lawdd...Tell me it aint so God. Please tell me our blessed military is not planning to use this POS gun this guy has posted!!! Please let our enemy's use this gun instead ....

Amen...
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:45 AM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F. In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
I have an fnx9 but for some reason my 1911 always finds my hip. They make nice guns. Still hard to beat 1911 platform
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:09 AM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F. In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:05 AM
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Just a matter of time until the entire armed forces dumps the Baretta 92-F. In fact they will be getting this real soon, which will make the S.O. teams shun the 1911:
http://www.fnhusa.com/le/products/fi...20&mid=FNM0062
FYI, the Special Operations don't opt for the 1911 merely because it's a .45 ACP.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:26 AM
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FYI, the Special Operations don't opt for the 1911 merely because it's a .45 ACP.
1911's are made in other caliber's..... not only in 45acp
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