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View Poll Results: Which .45 ACP pistol would you choose for our armed services?
Glock 21SF 15 11.63%
Springfield XD45 Tactical 26 20.16%
Smith & Wesson M&P 45 21 16.28%
Heckler Kock HK45 14 10.85%
FNP 45 13 10.08%
Beretta Storm 45 6 4.65%
Sig Sauer P220 12 9.30%
Taurus 24/7 OSS 0 0%
Kimber Custom II 5 3.88%
Springfield Loaded Model 1911 17 13.18%
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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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

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The 1911.

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A Glock forty for sure...

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

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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...

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


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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.
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Ed brown has a "Special Forces" already.

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