Old 06-04-2012, 17:50   #16
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.45ACP vs Beretta 9mm?

I will wait for TR and Team Sgt. to comment on this subject? Here is hoping they do...Regard's, TK
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Old 06-04-2012, 20:33   #17
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I will wait for TR and Team Sgt. to comment on this subject? Here is hoping they do...Regard's, TK
I would take both, if I had them. And all of the sexy parts.

When I was at Camp Vance, we had more 1911s than M9s, and there was plenty of ammo for both. Range day every week, IIRC.

Just remember when gun plumbing that it doesn't matter how accurate it is, if it doesn't go BOOM when it is supposed to. Stick with Ball and good mags and the issue 1911s will run fine. The Berettas, not so much, in my experience.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:46   #18
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Not long before I went to a doorkicker unit, they switched over to M9's from the 1911 for the shooting school. There was a LOT of bitching about it from all angles. I'd shot nothing but 1911's until then; my POWs were Essex frame jobs with the lugs and recesses matched up and Bomar sights-that was just what I was used to.

I don't remember too many failures with the M9's during training or afterward, but I never did get used to it-especially the 3500-round (or whatever) reciever check. Never gave it much thought, because it was very rarely the primary weapon, and when it was, you could always pack another M9.

I stayed with 1911's for my own defense and shooting all the way up until about a year ago. As I mentioned before, I equate them to riding and maintaining a knucklehead Harley-old technology, pain in the ass, but fun.

The important martial difference was a slower-moving, bigger chunk of (ball) lead.

When I switched over to HK, it took quite a while for the controls to become second nature to manipulate, but it's a vastly superior platform for the .45.

I realize HK isn't available in this case while 1911's are, and if you have the parts and smith tools available to get them in shape to ALWAYS bust a cap, then I'd go with a 1911 for sure.

Hopefully a handgun won't ever have to be your primary weapon.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:51   #19
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Like stated before with all the Marsoc and navy running around you should be able to get ammo and parts if you link up with a Marine AOB(If your in country PM and ill get you contact info maybe able to get you a POC stateside also) I am currently working for a Marine SOTF and AOB.

We have a navy Corpman on the team right now who is the only guy with a .45 been able to keep him on the range as often as he wants.

also have a brand new M79 so much fun to shoot
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