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Old 04-11-2013, 10:13 PM   #101
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I have serious doubts that the Army will replace the M9. It makes too much logical sense to switch to something else
Why would it be logical to move from a tried and tested firearm and caliber.
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Even though I'm not a fan of the M9, it does it's job and does it well. There is no need to replace it.

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Why would it be logical to move from a tried and tested firearm and caliber.
Touché. But I am more of a polymer pistol guy. My dad had a 92FS and I'm just not impressed.
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How about any full size handgun invented in the last say.... 40 years? Any one of them will do.

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How about any full size handgun invented in the last say.... 40 years? Any one of them will do.
I would vote for: any SIG, a variant of the CZ-75, Glocks, Springfield XD type, S&W M&P...so yeah you just about nailed it.
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I would vote for: any SIG, a variant of the CZ-75, Glocks, Springfield XD type, S&W M&P...so yeah you just about nailed it.
Gaining what, for the logistic expense of changing all parts and training?
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There would have to be something that really revolutionized the hand gun in a positive way to make them switch. In reality there are no 9mm hand guns out right now that do much of anything more or better than the m9. When a country picks a weapon platform and pays for a ton of them, they tend to keep it for a while. The only change we may see in the future may be in the rifle, not the pistol. The pistol is a secondary while the rifle is your main. More attention is given to the rifle and light machine guns than the pistols. The lesson here is if it works don't fix it. Take the M2 for example, that gun has been around for a very long time, yet still does it's job. No other large machine gun has came along to take it's place. The m9 fills the role it is their for, thus making very unlikely to pay a ton of money to switch to another pistol for the same results.

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As a munitions troop, i highly doubt the .45 will ever be the service pistol caliber again for these reasons:

1. Cost. .45 costs more, not just to produce but to move.
2. Weight. A standard box (mil bulk) of .45 ball weighs around 125 lbs. I hate when we have to transport it.
3. Capacity. In a combat situation if I am using my pistol **** has gone south in a hurry. Take for example a 1911 mag holds 8 rds, i may be carrying 6 magazines thats 42 shots. If i am carring my m9 a mag holds 15 rds, i may be carrying 6 mags thats 80 shots. Now many of you say (in the civ world) you don't need that many. But like i said if I am using my pistol my rifle is probably out of commission. So that pistol may be my only defense for an unknown period of time so I want more shots.

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As a munitions troop, i highly doubt the .45 will ever be the service pistol caliber again for these reasons:

1. Cost. .45 costs more, not just to produce but to move.
2. Weight. A standard box (mil bulk) of .45 ball weighs around 125 lbs. I hate when we have to transport it.
3. Capacity. In a combat situation if I am using my pistol **** has gone south in a hurry. Take for example a 1911 mag holds 8 rds, i may be carrying 6 magazines thats 42 shots. If i am carring my m9 a mag holds 15 rds, i may be carrying 6 mags thats 80 shots. Now many of you say (in the civ world) you don't need that many. But like i said if I am using my pistol my rifle is probably out of commission. So that pistol may be my only defense for an unknown period of time so I want more shots.

Wtf is a "munitions troop"? And since when is a combat load six magazines? Even more than that, why would a pog ever be in the sh** so bad to need a sidearm? All logpac I've ever seen run has been escorted and none of the pogs carry sidearms. And they're rounds not "shots"
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Wtf is a "munitions troop"? And since when is a combat load six magazines? Even more than that, why would a pog ever be in the sh** so bad to need a sidearm? All logpac I've ever seen run has been escorted and none of the pogs carry sidearms. And they're rounds not "shots"
Ever heard of a bomb dump in the Air Force or an ASP in the army that's where a munitions troop works. Second when did I say that was a combat load or that I had been in that situation? You completely ignored the point of the post to attack meaningless examples.
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