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Old 03-11-2011, 07:52 PM
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Great pic of the ARVN. Thats about all most of them could do, look stylish. At least IMHO.
My ARVN counterpart could scare the shxx out of me. Never knew whose side he was on day to day! Tried not to pee him off.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:02 AM
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i like this thread!
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:51 PM
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:21 AM
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These are great pics havent seen before. Are there any hi-res pics of these ones here?
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:35 PM
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Hi All Ė I have a favor to ask of you. We are working on a documentary video on the Colt 1911 and I wanted to include images of soldiers with a 1911 from WW I to today. There are some great images in this thread, but we are going to need some high resolution pics if we are to use them in a video.

If you donít mind, if you have an image that you would like us to consider using in the video, please email it to me at [email protected].
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:47 PM
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Love the pics, keep them coming.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:14 PM
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:25 AM
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I like this photo because it shows both a 1911 and an M1 Carbine in use as well as some dispatched (hopefully) enemy soldiers. Note the officer has a .45 but no carbine while the other guy has a carbine and no .45.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:53 AM
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Nice picture. Looks like they were both in over their heads, however. One could hit 'em but not stop 'em. The other could stop 'em, if only if he could hit 'em!
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:19 PM
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:31 PM
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I can't wait to get my hands on a shiny new 1911 but I love the look of this workhorse. What a great looking gun!
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:41 PM
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A Marine with the Marine Special Operations Battalion (MSOB) fires a .45 pistol at targets during combat marksmanship training. MARSOC operators typically have a variant of the Colt 1911 pistol as their sidearm. The MEU(SOC) .45 is preferred by MARSOC Marines over the standard M9 Beretta, chambered in 9mm, due to an increased lethality
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:26 PM
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(1984) A soldier carriers a full backpack and is armed with a .45-caliber automatic pistol while participating in the joint South Korea/US Exercise Team Spirit '84. He is also carrying mortar equipment over his left shoulder.


(1985) A pilot fires a 12-gauge pump shotgun as another crewman fires an M-1911 .45-caliber pistol during small arms practice on the fantail of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69).


(1986) Captain (CPT) John G. Crary, battery commander, Headquarters and Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, directs the defense of a position under attack by hostile forces during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '86. Crary is armed with an M1911 .45-caliber pistol.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:06 PM
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A Sudanese soldier fires a U.S. .45-caliber automatic pistol during exercise Bright Star '82. [DoD Imagery]


Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion fire the .45-caliber pistol on Pistol Range No. 2. They are taking their annual qualifications tests prior to the execution of Exercise ORBIT SUNSET, an exercise designed to test the base counterterrorism plan. Specialist Fourth Class R. J. Borcherding, 209th Military Police Company, is in the foreground. [1984 DoD Imagery]


Soldiers from the 177th Support Battalion (Forward) fire M-1911A1 .45-caliber pistols from the kneeling position at Range 14 during the battalion pistol competition. [1989 DoD Imagery]
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:37 PM
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Marines aren't the only ones still carrying them. These pics are from 5th SFGA in 03-04'. I've carried one in 03-08 (-07), my son carried one this year with 10th SFGA in Iraq this year.


Me and a MP44 with a Rem Rand in holster

This one I carried in Iraq in 08 that the Colt frame dated 1916!


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Thank you for your service and posting these pics... What was the story behind the MP44?
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:14 AM
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A Sudanese soldier fires a U.S. .45-caliber automatic pistol during exercise Bright Star '82. [DoD Imagery]


Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion fire the .45-caliber pistol on Pistol Range No. 2. They are taking their annual qualifications tests prior to the execution of Exercise ORBIT SUNSET, an exercise designed to test the base counterterrorism plan. Specialist Fourth Class R. J. Borcherding, 209th Military Police Company, is in the foreground. [1984 DoD Imagery]


Soldiers from the 177th Support Battalion (Forward) fire M-1911A1 .45-caliber pistols from the kneeling position at Range 14 during the battalion pistol competition. [1989 DoD Imagery]
I just love how we've gone from the one-handed hold to the cup n' saucer, then finger-hooked-on-the-front hold, and finally something a bit more practical!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:25 PM
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Vietnam 1911

Here's a few of Vietnam 1911 photo's

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:24 PM
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Father-in-law, Sicily 1943, standing on the wreckage of his C-47 about a month after he was shot down while dropping British paras on the Primsole Bridge. He won the Silver Star and Purple Heart for that one. He passed away a few weeks ago.

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Showing the pistol for the camera.


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Old 12-01-2012, 02:59 PM
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Medal of Honor recipient, Floyd K. Lindstrom. Charged a German machine gun pit with his pistol, killing the two inside, and took their gun and ammo to kill several more.

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Thanks to all. Makes my heart beat faster and tears to my eyes.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:21 PM
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SGT H.L. Fliggins, a military policeman, shows how to use an automobile for protection from possible return hostile fire. He is using a Colt .45-caliber pistol to demonstrate this position. This training is part of a 200-hour training program for the base military police. (1981 DoD Imagery)


Sgt. M. W. Patrick, a military policeman, is in the prone position and uses a dead tree log for protection from possible hostile fire. He is using the Colt .45-caliber pistol at the police protective course, which is a part of a 200-hour training program for the base military police. (1981 DoD Imagery)


Lt. Cpl. A. J. Nesbit, a military policewoman, practices firing the Colt .45-caliber pistol at the police protective course. The course is a part of a 200-hour training program for the base military police. She is using a standing post position (1981 DoD Imagery)
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Thanks to all who posted. These are great.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:27 AM
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Looks like all three of them used the same M1911A1 to pose for the photos with. Note the dark barrel bushing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:57 PM
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[QUOTE=mlin;4401996]SGT H.L. Fliggins, a military policeman, shows how to use an automobile for protection from possible return hostile fire. He is using a Colt .45-caliber pistol to demonstrate this position. This training is part of a 200-hour training program for the base military police. (1981 DoD Imagery)


Is that a US&S logo I see on the slide?
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