It Appears The Marines Are Returning To The 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by billt, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. billt

    billt New Member

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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.
     
  2. silverado113

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

  3. HOSSFLY

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    Possible---Looks like they pretty serious tho :)
    SEMPER FI
     
  4. Mark58103

    Mark58103 New Member

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    An ex US Navy Corpsman gives Thumbs Up!!
     
  5. Dillinger

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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:

    JD
     
  6. silverado113

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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.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    If you one them Squid pill pushin needle totein bandage bundlein Corpsman ----
    Semper Fi my friend- One you saved my bacon sum time back! :D:D:D
     
  8. drvsafe

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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!
     
  9. canebrake

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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!
     
  10. billt

    billt New Member

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    At $5,625 per gun forget the "maintenance". They could replace the things every year for 5 years.
     
  11. rjd3282

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    If it had been Taurus it would have been 1k/gun. :D
     
  12. HOSSFLY

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    Oh no you didn't :eek: :p:p:p
     
  13. sniper762

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    it will not replace the m9 though (NATO)
    JUST AN AUGMENT
     
  14. FearTheFree7

    FearTheFree7 New Member

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    Price increase for .45 ammo now with the Marines loading up on it?
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Very doubtfull :)
     
  16. FearTheFree7

    FearTheFree7 New Member

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    I hope so my new Kimber has a big diet ;-)
     
  17. Mark58103

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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...
     
  18. HOSSFLY

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    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
     
  19. DodgerBlue

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