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Old 07-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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STORY JUST OUT

U.S. Marines are getting some brand new sidearms.

The Marine Corps awarded Colt Defense a five-year contract worth $22.5 million to supply the military with the company’s M1911A1 Rail Gun, now designated by the Corps as the M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol. (Why not keep it the M1911 A2 or something, same gun very little little changes and it's made by COLT the original maker of the Colt 45!)

The Marine Corps Times reported that the company could supply up to 4,000 pistols, which will be delivered to the military by 2017.
(per my calculations that's $5,625 per pistol!!! HOLY HELL!)

“This is a truly gratifying contract award,” Gerry Dinkel, CEO and president of Colt Defense, told the Hartford (Conn.) Courant. “To have the 1911 selected again for U. S. Forces 101 years after its initial introduction is just an incredible testament to the timeless design and effectiveness of the Colt 1911. Colt Defense looks forward to another great partnership with the Marine Corps as we renew industry production of the military 1911.”

The Colt Rail Gun features Colt’s 80 firing system, which adds a firing pin safety block to prevent discharge if the gun is dropped (Thought this was already a feature). The Rail Gun also features more stainless parts, which should prove more adaptable to harsher environments.
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I am glad to see this. I have always had a problem with The United States Military using Italian made Beretta and US Law Enforcement using Austrian mad Glocks. Plus the 1911 is just a true classic.

Don't get me wrong, Beretta and Glock are plenty reliable and quality guns but there are many, many American made guns that are just as good and in many cases better. In today's economy it bothered me to see American Law Enforcement and American Military sending American dollars to non American companies.
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STORY JUST OUT

U.S. Marines are getting some brand new sidearms.

The Marine Corps awarded Colt Defense a five-year contract worth $22.5 million to supply the military with the company’s M1911A1 Rail Gun, now designated by the Corps as the M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol. (Why not keep it the M1911 A2 or something, same gun very little little changes and it's made by COLT the original maker of the Colt 45!)

The Marine Corps Times reported that the company could supply up to 4,000 pistols, which will be delivered to the military by 2017.
(per my calculations that's $5,625 per pistol!!! HOLY HELL!)

“This is a truly gratifying contract award,” Gerry Dinkel, CEO and president of Colt Defense, told the Hartford (Conn.) Courant. “To have the 1911 selected again for U. S. Forces 101 years after its initial introduction is just an incredible testament to the timeless design and effectiveness of the Colt 1911. Colt Defense looks forward to another great partnership with the Marine Corps as we renew industry production of the military 1911.”

The Colt Rail Gun features Colt’s 80 firing system, which adds a firing pin safety block to prevent discharge if the gun is dropped (Thought this was already a feature). The Rail Gun also features more stainless parts, which should prove more adaptable to harsher environments.
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Awww man! Freakin' G&A magazine says: July 20, 2012 AKA TODAY!!!

I've been duped.

Tell me the conclusion of this article. How much is the army paying for these fancy 1911s. Can't be $5,600 each.
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Awww man! Freakin' G&A magazine says: July 24, 2012 AKA TODAY!!!

I've been duped.

Tell me the conclusion of this article. How much is the army paying for these fancy 1911s.
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I am glad to see this. I have always had a problem with The United States Military using Italian made Beretta and US Law Enforcement using Austrian mad Glocks. Plus the 1911 is just a true classic.

Don't get me wrong, Beretta and Glock are plenty reliable and quality guns but there are many, many American made guns that are just as good and in many cases better. In today's economy it bothered me to see American Law Enforcement and American Military sending American dollars to non American companies.
I think Beretta M9's used by our military are made in the USA.
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Awww man! Freakin' G&A magazine says: July 20, 2012 AKA TODAY!!!

I've been duped.

Tell me the conclusion of this article. How much is the army paying for these fancy 1911s. Can't be $5,600 each.
They're contract is actually set up to buy the 4,000 pistols, plus two replacements for each, and spare parts.

So... Essentially, 12,000 pistols.
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I've been duped.

Tell me the conclusion of this article. How much is the army paying for these fancy 1911s. Can't be $5,600 each.
Today's the 24th
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At the moment, I'm actually howling with laughter.
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