Did Colt discontinue M45A1?
Genuine Marine Corps M45A1 Colts—used by Marine Raiders and Force Reconnaissance—were decommissioned and became available on the civilian market complete with their original packaging and letters of authenticity.
Who made M45A1?
45-caliber ACP round. Also designed by Browning, this round had several times the mass of a 9 mm round and could, quite literally, “stop a charging Moro warrior dead in his tracks.”
Who uses the M45A1?
As of March 2019, Force Recon, and other MEU(SOC) forces still use the M45A1 and some units have the Glock 19 or Beretta M9A1 as an alternative.
Why does Marsoc use 1911?
The custom, 1911 design replaced the fleet of worn-out MARSOC M45 pistols. It features a rail for mounting lights, a custom trigger, a manual safety, improved ergonomics and glowing Tritium sights for low-light conditions. As nice as the new . 45s are, many MARSOC troops prefer to carry Glock 19s instead, sources said.
Who still uses 1911?
Elite police forces like the LAPD SWAT teams and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue team continued to use M1911 in various configurations until very recently. Now, most Force Recon bubbas, Delta Force commandos, and other spec ops troops have turned to the Glock 17 and Glock 19 pistols for duty use.
What sidearm do Army Rangers carry?
The latest and greatest from the Regiment is that Rangers are rolling with the 7.62 variant of the SCAR operationally and continue to rely on the M4 when 5.56 is preferred. The M9 Beretta pistol is essentially the military version of the civilian 92F.