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Old 07-31-2012, 11:15 PM   #11
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Totally agree with you Jon, personally I never thought the Baretta was a good idea for any of our military people.
I agree. A buddy of mine told me he dose not even carry his he hates it so much.
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I agree. A buddy of mine told me he dose not even carry his he hates it so much.
My M9 covered my ass more than once. Not saying they are better but they are damn sure better than nothing.
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I agree. A buddy of mine told me he dose not even carry his he hates it so much.
That's because nobody carries them anymore. They changed the rules and unless you were a COL or General you carried an M4.
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I loved my m9, to an extent. My only complaint was the fat grip. The ammo on the other hand... Left much to be desired.

And folks, the new 1911 is going to MARSOC. They're simply replacing the worn out ones that they never stopped carrying to begin with. Not trying to down play the situation... But until they're in the hands of all combat MOS Marines...

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I think you're right, the ammo is the main concern. If you get hit with a .45, you're most likely gonna go down. The 9 mil on the other hand is anyone's guess. I think the M9 is really one hell of a pistol, it held up well to some very extreme testing conditions but if you're in the thick of battle (and believe me I'm no expert on this), what would you rather have in your hands, a gun that will flatten the guy, or one that "might" flatten him.

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I have heard of situations ware troops accidentally flip the safety on when shooting the M9. Not sure how true it is but that's what I have heard.

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I have heard of situations ware troops accidentally flip the safety on when shooting the M9. Not sure how true it is but that's what I have heard.
Considering it's a very high slide mounted safety, and it flips down for safe, I think this is likely a myth. I had up actually reach up with my support hand to engage the safety.

Now, because so many are so worn, I have had problems flipping the safety off in my holster. If you Leeann against something, fall, or do almost anything that can cause a side to side pinch in that region if the slide, there's a chance of flipping it into the fire position.
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That's because nobody carries them anymore. They changed the rules and unless you were a COL or General you carried an M4.
all medics carry them
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It begins to restore my faith in the American Way. We are the greatest nation in the history of the world! We need to rebuild our manufacturing base. New Colts for the Marines is a good thing. It may be a small thing to some but it must be a real good thing to the Marines. Now "Carry On!"

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I have done some reading on the new MC 45 Pistol!
All I can say is "WOW" Nice Piece!
And it is about time we started going back to the 45 ACP instead of the 9mm. Now we just need a service rifle in a caliber that can reach out at the ranges that are sometimes required to engage the enemy that is shooting at us with 30 cal bullets. If you do not believe it shoot a 5.56 in the wind at 400 yards. Not to mention the energy of the two rounds in comparison. But back to the thread I am excited they are finally going back to the "Old Work Horse!"

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