The 45 ACP Hand Gun Is Back

The issue of 9mm vs. 45 calibers is relatively unimportant in the military (any military) of today. It really is like the US Army worrying itself sick about a saber for the cavalry. Some companies attended up with better solution to the pistol for today’s soldiers and Marines that don’t need or desire to carry an assault rifle. LOAD and LOCK! A number of thoughts and hopes. 1st-“Don’t count your chickens ’til they’re hatched” We have to write/contact/input the testers and decision makers and tell them We wish the .45 ACP.

Second-For the hundred, no thousand plus time a 9mm bullet is .355 cal, a .45 is BIGGER thus it creates a more impressive hole in the mark. This means more blood loss- which means the enemy gets killed and the American hopefully comes home and tells his grandkids about reality land versus the “High-Tech” star wars game players.

3rd-For the devoted 9mm types on the market(yes you with the coco-puffs) read the FBI report concerning the “Miami Shootout”, and they traded in their 9mm pistols, as a result of facts of bullet wound examinations. 4th-Check-out the winners of all all pistol matches: Everyone uses a 1911/1911A1 in .45 ACP! Remember folks-We are talking about the ARMED FORCES of the united states…Sight Picture/Sight Alignment!

You will find a reason that a lot of of the militaries that have tested it have rejected it. Now, if the military wants a smaller primary weapon, the weapon already exists in the inventory. It is the SOCOM pistol created by HK, which for offensive purposes is really a whole lot much better than the P90.

Note that this contract has been let by USSOCOM. That means it is for a sidearm, not just a primary weapon. So when a sidearm (meaning a secondary weapon carried by a person who also carries a primary weapon, usually a rifle), the M1911 .45 is more advanced than the P90 also to the HK and definitely to the Beretta. Avoid being surprised in case a Glock wins this contract.

I don’t expect Glock to win a US military contract – the American military doesn’t appear to like the idea of a pistol without multiple external safety levers and mechanisms. Glock pistols, great because they may be, use simple, idiot-proof internal safety mechanisms. If the Army did opt for a Glock, it would be interesting to see if they would adopt the new 45 GAP cartridge.

Same caliber bullet, even obtainable in the same bullet weights, loaded right into a shorter case – to allow for a smaller handgun that takes advantage of modern propellants. acheter beretta 92 fs don’t like Glock. I have large hands and shoot pistols with a double handed grip. I personally like the Colt 1911A1 series because of its balance, weight, and comfort. But that’s me. Think about the USP .45? SOFs needless to say have been utilizing the Mk23 for quite a while.

Who buys isn’t always who gets. The Army’s Automotive Tank Command has bought pistols for the USAF for instance.SOCOM may be the buyer; everybody will probably get these. That’s what the “joint” in Joint Combat Pistol means. SOCOM sure doesn’t need up to 645,000 pistols over a decade. Some things are already set. They spent the last year or so with market surveys, field suitability tests, etc looking at what’s out there, trying stuff, deciding what they wanted.

THE NEAR FUTURE Handgun System program wanted adjustable grips, accessory rail, threaded bbl, modular/variable trigger operating system (SA to DA to DAO). The SOF Combat Pistol program wanted a 45 ACP and could have settled for another 1911. Those were combined into this Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) program.

They need a 45 ACP, not just a 45 GAP. Don’t be surprised if Glock can’t even compete depending on what the details are for the trigger operating-system. Some folks think that they had the HK USP full size and compact Tactical/P2000 in mind if they wrote the specs. Details will be in the RFP (request for proposals) that happens next.

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