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Bighead 02-09-2011 06:04 PM

If the big Army decided to adopt a new pistol...
 
What would you vote for if the Dept. of Defense asked you to pick a new side arm?

Now remember, this is not for special operations, but for general issue to officers, MPs, and other personnel.

Let's go ahead and decide it should be a .45 ACP, and in my mind I would consider ease of use, training time, and cost. I couldn't vote for a 1911 platform or the HK45, no matter how good they are. If you think that are worth the cost difference, that is fine. A couple of the more affordable 1911 pistols that I would deem reliable are included in the selections.

Lets see how long before I get reprimanded by Cane for leaving out Colt's :D

CA357 02-09-2011 06:12 PM

The 1911. :cool:

dunerunner 02-09-2011 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 441164)
The 1911. :cool:

What he said!! :D




Just trying to keep up!

IGETEVEN 02-09-2011 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 441164)
The 1911. :cool:

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunerunner (Post 441166)
What he said!! :D


Yup. :cool:

NGIB 02-09-2011 06:21 PM

A Glock forty for sure...

dunerunner 02-09-2011 06:24 PM

1911, at least it is made here and no issues with production if Austria is overrun!! :D

NGIB 02-09-2011 06:26 PM

Ain't going to happen though as the pistol is WAY down the totem pole as far as weapon priorities. I don't think they'll use the recently announced 2 year test/competition to replace the M4 either...

cpttango30 02-09-2011 06:39 PM

What no colt? Boy bighead Cane is going to ban you for that.


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Bighead 02-09-2011 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 441184)
Ain't going to happen though as the pistol is WAY down the totem pole as far as weapon priorities.

I don't doubt this. What amazes me is that they can field pistols with Special Operations, and other government agencies like Border Patrol, Customs, FBI, etc. can run extensive selection processes, but they can't just take all that information and update their sidearm. They would have to run through some multi-year competition to make sure enough graft & bribes got spread around to fix the choice before they could make a selection.

danf_fl 02-09-2011 06:49 PM

Ed brown has a "Special Forces" already.


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