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(Fox News)   While the Air Force needs a mega-billion-dollar new fighter every few years, the Marines are quite happy with their 101 year-old sidearm, the Colt .45 M1911   (foxnews.com) divider line 264
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2012-07-28 05:00:49 PM
I'll take apples and oranges for $500, Alex
 
2012-07-28 05:01:56 PM
The original point and click interface.
 
2012-07-28 05:02:11 PM
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2012-07-28 05:03:36 PM
As if a pistol were a Marine's prime weapon. Fail.
 
2012-07-28 05:04:00 PM
It's an excellent pistol, and our men need excellent, not inexpensive. The cost difference is negligible when you realize that it's a human life that may need the extra oomph, not just a tiny fraction of a military objective.
 
2012-07-28 05:05:06 PM
Nice gun, but its no glock.
 
2012-07-28 05:05:07 PM
It's a fine piece of technology, but give me a revolver any day.
 
2012-07-28 05:05:37 PM

Giltric: The original point and click interface.


The phrase you are looking for is point and shoot.
 
2012-07-28 05:05:39 PM
it has barely changed sine 1911

Looks like they kinda went off on a tangent.
 
2012-07-28 05:05:48 PM
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2012-07-28 05:06:23 PM
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one

I think they're beautiful

how much does an M1911 co$t?
how much to feed it and maintain it correctly?

[lifts leg, pees happily all over subtard for yapples and bore-anges comparison]
 
2012-07-28 05:06:33 PM

BigJake: I'll take apples and oranges for $500, Alex



Ha!
 
2012-07-28 05:07:05 PM

ChaoticLimbs: It's an excellent pistol, and our men need excellent, not inexpensive. The cost difference is negligible when you realize that it's a human life that may need the extra oomph, not just a tiny fraction of a military objective.


It is simple, rugged, accurate and hits like a brick through a plate glass window. Easily one of the best firearms of all time.

Still need one of my own, love shooting my friend's ww2 surplus one.
 
2012-07-28 05:07:32 PM

Solid Muldoon: It's a fine piece of technology, but give me a revolver any day.


Good luck reloading that 6 shooter in a firefight.
 
2012-07-28 05:07:45 PM

Giltric: The original point and click interface.


...wireless handheld device.
 
2012-07-28 05:07:58 PM
"You can't beat a .45 cartridge,"

Well, unless you're talking about interoperability with other NATO forces.
 
2012-07-28 05:08:42 PM

ChaoticLimbs: It's an excellent pistol, and our men need excellent, not inexpensive. The cost difference is negligible when you realize that it's a human life that may need the extra oomph, not just a tiny fraction of a military objective.


When dealing with the Tailiban the extra oomph is the difference between a dead Taliban and one getting promoted to suicide bomber a few weeks later.
 
2012-07-28 05:08:52 PM
Nothing like a good firearm that needs no adjustments.

See also: AK-47.
 
2012-07-28 05:08:59 PM

BigJake: I'll take apples and oranges for $500, Alex


How about this then: the attack helicopter used by the Marines is the AH-1Z Cobra. The basic design dates back to the Huey troop transports you see in any Vietnam movie. While the army has transitioned to Apaches and tried to move onto Comanches, the Marines have been trying to decide what how to change the name for the next upgrade since they've run out of alphabet.
 
2012-07-28 05:09:20 PM
Thinking of buying a gun. I like the 1911 because if it wadn't reliable it wouldn't still be in use.

Need to spend some time at the range test driving before I make a decision though.
 
2012-07-28 05:09:22 PM
Old gun
 
2012-07-28 05:09:58 PM
I thought you needed a shiny dress uniform sword for the scary lava monster?
 
2012-07-28 05:10:31 PM
The Colt 1911 is indeed a great gun. The best? Hhhmm....I'll go with a Sig Sauer .45.
 
2012-07-28 05:10:58 PM

Solid Muldoon: It's a fine piece of technology, but give me a revolver any day.


I actually have a US Army Colt .45 revolver, and I think it says 1911 on it.
 
2012-07-28 05:11:59 PM
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Sniff...it's a thing of beauty. And despite some very minor changes, has remained the same great sidearm through all these years. Why mess with perfect? I have mine in stainless, with rubber grips.
 
2012-07-28 05:12:01 PM

fusillade762


it has barely changed sine 1911

Looks like they kinda went off on a tangent.


*waves*
 
2012-07-28 05:13:29 PM

Ashtrey: Thinking of buying a gun. I like the 1911 because if it wadn't reliable it wouldn't still be in use.

Need to spend some time at the range test driving before I make a decision though.


Wadn't?

Is that the pluperfect or do you have a cold?
 
2012-07-28 05:13:43 PM

fusillade762: it has barely changed sine 1911

Looks like they kinda went off on a tangent.


-.-
 
2012-07-28 05:15:05 PM
::drools with no shame whatsoever::

does no one have an answer to kitty's silly questions?
 
2012-07-28 05:15:13 PM
"You can't beat a .45 cartridge,"

*Throwing gasoline on a possible flamewar*

10mm?
 
2012-07-28 05:15:16 PM
Didn't most of the military go to Beretta 9mm? Meh, they make a good 9mm, but you really want the extra damage you get from a solid slug like the the .45 gives. Use a 1911, fill it with +P+ semi jacketed hollow points, and you have a real chance for survival against an attacker, well...as long as you can nail him in the torso. Those rounds tend to shred shiat.
 
2012-07-28 05:15:35 PM

Kittypie070: want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one

I think they're beautiful

how much does an M1911 co$t?
how much to feed it and maintain it correctly?

[lifts leg, pees happily all over subtard for yapples and bore-anges comparison]


You can spend anywhere from $400 to $4000 on a M1911A1. My ex had a Wilson Comabt CQB .45 that was about $2500, and that was before she had it customized by a gunsmith. It looked ridiculous in her tiny hands, but she could dump the entire mag in the 10 ring in about 2 seconds.
 
2012-07-28 05:15:45 PM

Kittypie070: want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one

I think they're beautiful

how much does an M1911 co$t?
how much to feed it and maintain it correctly?

[lifts leg, pees happily all over subtard for yapples and bore-anges comparison]


A new Springfield Armory 1911A1 in stainless with rosewood grips goes for $900.
 
2012-07-28 05:17:13 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Didn't most of the military go to Beretta 9mm? Meh, they make a good 9mm, but you really want the extra damage you get from a solid slug like the the .45 gives. Use a 1911, fill it with +P+ semi jacketed hollow points, and you have a real chance for survival against an attacker, well...as long as you can nail him in the torso. Those rounds tend to shred shiat.



I own a Beretta 92FS, and love shooting it.

/Would never claim it's better than a .45, though.
//Only category it wins is magazine capacity.
 
2012-07-28 05:17:25 PM

Gaius: The Colt 1911 is indeed a great gun. The best? Hhhmm....I'll go with a Sig Sauer .45.


/Not bad, but Glock makes a fine .45 in their model 21 that is very dependable, and accurate.
 
2012-07-28 05:17:48 PM

fusillade762: it has barely changed sine 1911

Looks like they kinda went off on a tangent.


Considering how the taxpayers are going to have to co-sine for the loan to pay for those planes, I'd rather have the pistol.

USA USA USA!!!
 
2012-07-28 05:17:57 PM

fusillade762: "You can't beat a .45 cartridge,"

Well, unless you're talking about interoperability with other NATO forces.


How often are other NATO forces out there with us in the shiat?
 
2012-07-28 05:18:47 PM
BTW, the pattern on the grips on the .45 in TFA looks like a pattern that belongs on a golf shirt.
 
2012-07-28 05:18:53 PM

ChaoticLimbs: It's an excellent pistol, and our men need excellent, not inexpensive. The cost difference is negligible when you realize that it's a human life that may need the extra oomph, not just a tiny fraction of a military objective.


You do know the military does not give two shiats about human life. If they did every soldier would have dragon scale armor.
 
2012-07-28 05:20:18 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Didn't most of the military go to Beretta 9mm? Meh, they make a good 9mm, but you really want the extra damage you get from a solid slug like the the .45 gives. Use a 1911, fill it with +P+ semi jacketed hollow points, and you have a real chance for survival against an attacker, well...as long as you can nail him in the torso. Those rounds tend to shred shiat.


The Hague convention forbids the use of non jacketed ammo
 
2012-07-28 05:21:10 PM

Sgt Otter: Kittypie070: want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one
want one want one want one want one want one

I think they're beautiful

how much does an M1911 co$t?
how much to feed it and maintain it correctly?

[lifts leg, pees happily all over subtard for yapples and bore-anges comparison]

You can spend anywhere from $400 to $4000 on a M1911A1. My ex had a Wilson Comabt CQB .45 that was about $2500, and that was before she had it customized by a gunsmith. It looked ridiculous in her tiny hands, but she could dump the entire mag in the 10 ring in about 2 seconds.


No wonder you divorced her. You got skeered.
 
2012-07-28 05:22:32 PM
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Though, I've owned a Beretta 92FS since the eighties and am still very happy with it.
 
2012-07-28 05:22:54 PM

butterflyfart: ChaoticLimbs: It's an excellent pistol, and our men need excellent, not inexpensive. The cost difference is negligible when you realize that it's a human life that may need the extra oomph, not just a tiny fraction of a military objective.

You do know the military does not give two shiats about human life. If they did every soldier would have dragon scale armor.


it lacks protection in the knee area.
 
2012-07-28 05:23:28 PM
Yes, the Marines do not use expensive aircraft at all.
 
2012-07-28 05:25:09 PM

Sword and Shield: ChaoticLimbs: hits like a brick through a plate glass window.


Thanks Boothroyd
 
2012-07-28 05:26:00 PM

The_Sponge: BTW, the pattern on the grips on the .45 in TFA looks like a pattern that belongs on a golf shirt.


Reminds me of the checkering or scalloping or whatever Kimber does to some of their grips.
 
2012-07-28 05:26:13 PM
That pic from TFA is the worst picture of an M1911 I've ever seen.
Poop-brown color AND an ugly grip?
 
2012-07-28 05:26:49 PM
Or if you have trouble hitting the target, just use one of these, aiming optional.

Link
 
2012-07-28 05:27:04 PM
I am in the Marines and except for a couple of secret squirrel units, everyone uses a beretta 9mm.

The 9mm is the pistol we have to qualify with. I've never even seen someone shoot a .45 in the Marine Corps, but I know there are some out there.

/stationed at Camp Pendleton
 
2012-07-28 05:27:37 PM

whither_apophis: Sword and Shield: ChaoticLimbs: hits like a brick through a plate glass window.

Thanks Boothroyd


Nice pickup. Have a Burns Martin holster for your troubles.
 
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