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Marine Corps SOC Ditches The 1911

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:59
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“Marines opt for the 9 mil over 45s for special operators”


For Marine special operators, the never-ending debate over whether the 9mm or .45-caliber round is the more powerful bullet has been settled.

Previously, the classic .45-caliber Colt 1911 was one of three pistols that Raiders were allowed to carry, but now the 9mm Glock 19 is the only pistol that Marine special operators can take into battle, said Maj. Nick Mannweiler, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.”

From Marine Corps Times

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