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Posted: 5/30/2001 8:21:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2001 8:34:17 PM EDT by dsk]
Hi guys, This is the first time I've been here since the "old" AR15.com was up. It feels good to be back. [bounce] Anyway, I am asking if any of you have a good photo of the MEU (SOC) M1911A1 pistol (the modified custom M1911A1 the Marines use). I need one for my M1911A1 Webpage. (http://www.geocities.com/M1911_M1911A1) Please e-mail whatever you may have to me. Any help would be appreciated. TIA
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:35:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/30/2001 10:45:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/30/2001 10:43:51 PM EDT by Ticonderoga]
here ya go: [img]http://www.hqmc.usmc.mil/factfile.nsf/7e931335d515626a8525628100676e0c/d6a3fc7de02523fe8525627c006c5814/Image/0.2A?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif[/img] Primary function: Modified .45 caliber pistol Builder: Specially trained armorers at the Rifle Team Equipment (RTE) Shop, MCB Quantico, Virginia Length: 8.625 inches (21.91 centimeters) Length of barrel: 5.03 inches (12.78 centimeters) Weight: Magazine empty: 2.5 pounds (1.14 kilograms) Magazine loaded: 3.0 pounds (1.36 kilograms) Bore diameter: .45 caliber Maximum effective range: 164 feet (50 meters) for specially-trained user Muzzle velocity: 830 feet/252 meters/second Magazine capacity: 7 rounds Unit Replacement Cost: $600 Features: This weapon is a modified M1911A1 .45 caliber pistol sometimes referred to as "near match" or "combat accuratized." The MEU(SOC) Pistol is the designated "backup weapon" of Marines armed with the 9mm MP5-N Close Quarters Battle weapon. The M1911A1 was chosen for this role (and its modifications generated) because of its inherent reliability and lethality, and because the MEU(SOC) modifications make the M1911A1 design more "user friendly." The unique characteristics of the MEU(SOC) pistol are: commercial/competition grade ambidextrous safety, precision barrel, precise trigger, and rubber coated grips, rounded hammer spur, high profile combat sights, and an extra-wide grip safety for increased comfort and controllability (which aids in a quick follow-up second shot). The issue magazines are replaced with stainless steel competition-grade magazines with rounded plastic follower and extended floor plate. Inventory: 500 Background: The weapon modifications were designed in 1986 to meet the requirements of the MEU(SOC). Each pistol is hand-built by specially trained armorers at the Rifle Team Equipment (RTE) shop, Quantico, Virginia.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 9:10:40 AM EDT
Thanks. Same picture I already have, but maybe it's the only one out there.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 9:30:05 AM EDT
Hi: If you have access to the back copies of Tactical Shooter, they had several articles by Pat Rogers. Pat, amoung other things, trains 1st Force Recon Company. One of his articles was specifically on the MEU(SOC). Were you aware that there is an improved version coming out?
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 9:56:44 AM EDT
FYI: MEU-SOC "Marine Expiditionary Unit-Special Operations Capable"
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