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http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/colt..._content=July+19,+2012+2012+Mountain+Climbers

It looks like the Marines Special Forces are going back to the old reliable 1911......Again. The contract calls for 4,000 handguns for $22,500,000.00 That come out to $ 5,625.00 per handgun. Not the usual $10K toilet seat, but close. I'm sure there are a ton of barrels, magazines, additional sights, and assorted other spare parts in there as well.
 

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We need to work on that Marine's grip :D
 

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Woot!.....
 

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http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/colt..._content=July+19,+2012+2012+Mountain+Climbers

It looks like the Marines Special Forces are going back to the old reliable 1911......Again. The contract calls for 4,000 handguns for $22,500,000.00 That come out to $ 5,625.00 per handgun. Not the usual $10K toilet seat, but close. I'm sure there are a ton of barrels, magazines, additional sights, and assorted other spare parts in there as well.
Possible---Looks like they pretty serious tho :)
SEMPER FI
 

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Well they never should have departed from it in the first place. :rolleyes:

Having said that, I am glad they are coming back to the Enlightened Side. As to the $5,625 per gun, they are buying from Colt, what do you expect?? :eek::eek::eek:

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I'm guessing the $5,625 per gun would include some type of maintenance services for the first 3-5 years.
 

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From what the article states, It's MARSOC that is supposedly putting in the order and they use 1911s currently, just hand-assembled modified 1911s put together by armorers at the Corps’ base in Quantico, Virginia from an amalgamation of government issue and aftermarket parts instead of Colt Railed 1911s.

Either way it's a great choice!
 

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Well they never should have departed from it in the first place. :rolleyes:

Having said that, I am glad they are coming back to the Enlightened Side. As to the $5,625 per gun, they are buying from Colt, what do you expect?? :eek::eek::eek:

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** snot bubble **

And the 5.6K$/gun includes service parts of the same build generation.

If it had been Kimber, it would have been 10K$/gun!
 

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At $5,625 per gun forget the "maintenance". They could replace the things every year for 5 years.
 

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Hoss, I was Vietnam era only...but I took care of lots and lots of brave hero Marines post-action, stateside back in the early '70s.

My only 1911 experience up to this year came when I was about 20...on the range. But when I got I got into handguns earlier this year...I thought "I gotta get me one of those!". Like your first love, you never forget...
 

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Hoss, I was Vietnam era only...but I took care of lots and lots of brave hero Marines post-action, stateside back in the early '70s.

My only 1911 experience up to this year came when I was about 20...on the range. But when I got I got into handguns earlier this year...I thought "I gotta get me one of those!". Like your first love, you never forget...
My friend- It was Viet Nam i was speaking of - The Corps was my 1st hands on 1911 experience too- You guys were more important than hootchie, drugs & beer to us - Best NOBODY bad mouth a Navy Corpsman around me! ;)
Well, cept mabe that one that gave me a SECOND hemeglobling or whatever that blood thinning shot was my first day in country that i already got! Felt like a hot golfball in my *** cheek! I was pissed at him a week! :mad: :p
 

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5.6k per? LoL!! Guess ol' P.T. Barnum was right!! Signed Colt executives.
 
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