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Marines Select Colt's New 1911 Pistol

August 22, 2012  | 

Photo via Colt.
Photo via Colt.

The United States Marine Corps became the first U.S. military branch in three decades to order Colt 1911s with a July order for M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols.

The Model 1911 Colt has been called the "most respected handgun" and was carried, mostly by U.S. military officers, during both World Wars, in Korea and Vietnam.

The pistol is touted for its durability and design. It is tested to make sure it can be dropped in water, covered in mud, immersed in sand or ice, or left in a dust storm—and still be able to blast off a round when you pull the trigger, reports

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Comments (3)

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J. Buglewicz @ 8/24/2012 12:13 PM

I figured someone, somewhere would finally realize that "Old Slab Sides" was the "ultimate" personal protection system. It took the U.S. Marines to bring the 1911 Colt .45 back to its rightful position. I hope they are allowed to carry "hot",( cocked and locked, condition three) and not have some "P C" type regulate "empty chamber/hammer down". The 1911 has been my weapon of choice, both personal and professional, beginning in the mid 1950's.

Col @ 12/6/2012 5:31 AM

I have two 1911 handguns one in 9mm and the old wonder gun in 45
And I,ll have them till I can't shoot anymore I love them both

Gregory Morrison @ 5/1/2014 2:55 PM

This Colt 45 the new Marine Model, is an excellent pistol, the military should have never take it out of the system and bring in that 9 MM. Let me tell you this I wish could have brought mine back from Nam. I had a 45 Colt, it is a wonderful side arm. It was used in back in late 1800's , than World War 1, World War 11, Korea, and Vietnam and Iraq. It proved its self. I took down three VC one day, one after the other. God Bless American and 45 ACP's

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