Marcus Aurelius: Marines Go Back to the Colt .45 Made in the USA

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Sticking to their guns: Marines place $22.5M order for the Colt .45 M1911

It’s been called the greatest handgun ever made, and it has barely changed sine 1911, when the legendary John Browning designed it especially for the U.S. Military.

And now, the Colt .45 M1911 is making a big comeback, now that the U.S. Marines have placed a $22.5 million order for the Connecticut-made pistols.

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Phi Beta Iota:  There is fluff in the article.  There are a lot of good things to be said about the 9mm as well as the Walter PPK with .38 ACP as a clandestine or back-up weapon, both silencer capable.  This is a good decision, not least because it Buys American.  However, the  Marines are still lacking with respect to the shoulder-held standard M16, zero in the way of Naval Gunfire Support, and with respect to aviation platforms.  If we ever get a President that demands intelligence and integrity from his Cabinet officers and creates an intelligence community able to create intelligence with integrity, Whole of Government decision-making making will improve across the board, and this will in turn enable the cutting of the federal government in half, and the elimination of the 50% of most federal budgets, including Program 50, that is fraud, waste, and abuse.’

See Also:

2009 Intelligence for the President–and Everyone Else

2009 Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Restrospective

Reference: Intelligence Support to Small Arms Acquisition–A Brilliant Indictment

Winslow Wheeler: Marine Aviation in the Toilet (Ethically, Technically, & Financially)