Foxnews has a great summary on the MARSOC buy at Sticking to their guns: Marines place $22.5M order for the Colt .45 M1911. The report makes a bit of an understatement towards the end:
Some reports suggest Marines are not happy with their main Beretta M9s for their lack of accuracy and stopping power. With M1911’s now supplying Special Ops, growing interest may lead to a better solution.
It’s about time. After all, a 9 mm is a .45 ACP set to stun. We knew that in the Big One:
On the other hand, talking about the M1911 earlier in the report:
The gun, one of the most successful pistols ever used at Camp Perry’s National Matches, a competition known to be the main world event in artillery sports, has barely changed since it’s creation. Dinkel says that shows the gun’s “elegant design” just can’t be improved on. And firearms experts agree.
“You can’t beat a .45 cartridge,” Jack Lewis, firearms director for Cowan’s Auctions, told FoxNews.com. “Some things are hard to replace,” he said.
Congratulations to MARSOC. Real men don’t trust in plastic pistols!