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 in regards to a saber for the cavalry. Some companies attended up with a lot 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 let them know 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 implies more blood loss- which translates to 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) browse the FBI report about the “Miami Shootout”, after which they traded within their 9mm pistols, due to 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 discussing the MILITARY of the USA…Sight Picture/Sight Alignment!

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

Note that this contract is being let by USSOCOM. Which makes it for a sidearm, not a primary weapon. And as a sidearm (meaning a second weapon carried by a person who also posesses 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 if 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 notion of a pistol without multiple external safety levers and mechanisms. Glock pistols, great because they could be, use simple, idiot-proof internal safety mechanisms. If the Army did opt for a Glock, it could be interesting to see if they would adopt the new 45 GAP cartridge.

Same caliber bullet, even obtainable in exactly the same bullet weights, loaded into a shorter case – to allow for an inferior handgun that takes advantage of modern propellants. Personally, i don’t like Glock. I have large hands and shoot pistols with a double handed grip. Personally, i just like the Colt 1911A1 series because of its balance, weight, and comfort. But that’s me. Think about the USP .45? SOFs of course have been using 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 example.SOCOM is the buyer; everybody is going to 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 already are set. They spent the final 12 months with market surveys, field suitability tests, etc considering what’s out there, trying stuff, deciding what they wanted.

The 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. Pistolet Glock 19 shouldn’t be surprised if Glock can’t even compete based on what the facts are for the trigger operating-system. Some folks think that they had the HK USP full size and compact Tactical/P2000 in mind when they wrote the specs. Details will undoubtedly be in the RFP (request for proposals) that comes out next.

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