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Old 10-19-2019, 08:36 AM
Greg Derr Greg Derr is offline
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MEUSOC 1911 Gen5

The Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Command (MEUSOC ) was in it’s the iconic pistol of the 2000 decade. Post 9/11 it saw plenty of front line action in Afghanistan and Iraq with front line Marine waging a war or terrorist.
This example is part of the “decades” project featuring the 1911 built in the most predominant style of each of 12 decades. Each gun is built with that decades style in mind with some mechanical improvements available today.
This MEUSOC represents what would have evolved in the fifth generation of the pistol had the Marines continued to produce them. The main difference is the durable IonBond finish replaces Parkerizing. The build also includes better bar stock internals as opposed to off the rack parts on hand. The sights, grip safety and thumb safeties are all modern reproductions of the originals. The barrel is a stainless BarSto fitted with a NM bushing. The magwell has been opened and beveled. Dirt and sand journals have been added to the frame and slide to trap desert sand and dust. Seven Wilson magazines finished in IonBond where also part of the original issue. Glenn Dean did a great job on the presentation case.















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Old 10-19-2019, 09:01 AM
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Absolutely marvelous work, sir. Wish it were mine.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:02 AM
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Very well done. I love it. The most interesting part are the journals on the frame rails. That's pretty trick!
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:12 AM
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Very nice.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:28 AM
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I am enjoying watching the Decade Series grow.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:19 PM
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That is my idea of a perfect 1911A1. Wish it was mine.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:34 PM
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That's very cool.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:41 PM
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Greg, that's a fabulous build!!
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for sharing, our service members deserve tools like this.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:08 PM
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And, with one swing of the bat, Greg clears the bases. Well done, Sir!
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:06 PM
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I like what you have done. Seams very authentic/accurate with the way you built the 1911 leaving some sharp edges and kind of less refined unlike like the super top end customs of today. I like it. Is this a 1940s manufactured 1911 or a repro? Seams to me one of the major parts on the MEUSOC was a hard slide? I guess I don't know. Thanks for the pics. Looks very nice!!
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:43 AM
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As usual Greg the final package is drool worthy!
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:53 AM
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This pistol looks amazing. For a long while now I've been lusting after a MEU (SOC) 45, now I think I'm going to have to start saving up ......
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:20 PM
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Stellar job, as usual Greg. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:03 PM
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Everything you need - and nothing that you don't. That gun SCREAMS AMERICA!!!! Beautiful work sir.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:59 PM
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Love the finish update.....a wonderful build
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