Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Well I'll be jiggered...

It seems that Jarhead's outfit (notice I did not say 'former', as it's understood - Once a Marine, Always a Marine) has contracted with Colt Defense to produce some 4000 newfangled M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols for our warriors.

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My, my.  Does that not bear an uncanny resemblance to John Moses Browning's Model of 1911?

Why yes, I reckon it does.  Apart from the CeraKote-style finish, beavertail grip safety & Commander hammer, BoMar type rear sight, accessory rail, and goofy looking grips (so I'm partial to exotic wood grips), its innards are essentially - possibly totally - identical to my SS Series 80 Mk IV.

Now don't that just beat all?  And in an adult caliber, no less!

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/07/20/colt-awarded-contract-from-u-s-marine-corps/

3 comments:

todd said...

It didn't say but I assume it's a .45? I don't care for the white finish but otherwise I like it!

The Donald said...

Between the M45 designation, 1911 form, and being for Marines, not pansies, it'd have to be .45 ACP.

Read a review the other day on a Steyr (the other Austrian handgun) in .357 Sig. Will have to see if Cabela's carries them.

Jarhead™ said...

I have never really been a fan of "colored" guns. I mean unless it's a sniper rifle or something. the bulk of the firearms I own are just regular ol' black. I have one stainless 1911 and it's a big fat pain to keep clean.

My $.02. That is cool-looking though. Just not for me.