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Old 01-16-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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That's right I said it, we need a more dependable new age side arm for this desert and urban combat. I think the berreta and the 1911 need to be laid to rest and we need to be using a better fire arm for the situation. War is very dirty and there is no time to field strip a side arm when you need it. If your reaching for your side arm and not your primary time is already up being my point. I say issue G17s to all our troops in OD and call it better. The truth is the m9 or 92f or fs is a good gun and I'm not knocking any firearm the armed forces use. I am simply stating that if we are gonna modernize our forces armor and much more then we need to have a modern pistol capable of firing in wet dirty rusty sandy frozen conditions. When it comes down to it would you bet your life on your m9 if it was wet and full of sand because of whatever circumstances you may be in. Because I sure wont. Ok give me your thoughts and rants..... Go
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
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Did you just say put the 1911 to rest? That is pure Blasphemy!
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And if the military needs to change anything about the sidearm, its caliber more then the model of weapon.switching it from a beretta 9mm to a glock 9mm wont make any difference.
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And if the military needs to change anything about the sidearm, its caliber more then the model of weapon
I agree. I think the Glock 17 is a great gun but if I was military or LEO I would want a .40 or larger.

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The military loves external hammers and external safties, what about a sig saur .357sig? It would be a big improvement in ballistics and the ammo weight would virtually be the same. I carried a G31 as a LEO,i love the .357sig round
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I think they should all carry Medusa's, but thats just me...

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...we need to have a modern pistol capable of firing in wet dirty rusty sandy frozen conditions.
Seriously... I still gotta go with the 1911, in all its years of service, its been everywhere, ive never heard of any solders complaining... It was in the cold of Germany and Russia.. the sand and water of the Pacific, the deserts of Africa... And is still the most copied pistol...

How are you suppose to pistol whip someone with a plastic Glock?
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That wouldnt be a bad option,but capacity and speed loaders would be the issue
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The GLOCK is a great gun, but I have to agree, the ammo is the issue. I'm not talking 9mm in general, but the ammo issued specifically. It sucks.

I won't go into a beretta vs 1911 (because I've never had the pleasure of shooting the 1911), but I will say this, I've heard and seen no or extremely few complains about the Beretta's reliability that weren't directly user related.

If we switch to another "better" gun, but keep the same ammo, we'll just be spinning our wheels and not going anywhere.
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I won't go into a beretta vs 1911 (because I've never had the pleasure of shooting the 1911), but I will say this, I've heard and seen no or extremely few complains about the Beretta's reliability that weren't directly user related.
I've had the pleasure of shooting a Springfield Armory 1911. Unfortunately, I was too 'gun green' to realize what I had in my hands. I hope to have the chance to shoot one again.
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