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Posted: 10/6/2005 3:21:33 AM EDT
Is the Mk 23 still in service with the military? I know the SEALs were using it for a while but I don't think any other branch of service jumped on the bandwagon (Correct me if I'm wrong on that statement).
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:45:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 7:48:47 AM EDT by boofus]
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 12:34:13 PM EDT
i dont think seals use them any more. they now use sig p226's
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:27:15 PM EDT
Good God
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:48:42 PM EDT
its hard to find any love for the Mk 23 dive weight among those who have schleped it around on their leg. i like it as a curiosity but i find it as practical and useful as a desert eagle.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:21:05 AM EDT
It was never designed to be a standard issue firearm in the first place.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:29:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SandMan223:
Is the Mk 23 still in service with the military? I know the SEALs were using it for a while but I don't think any other branch of service jumped on the bandwagon (Correct me if I'm wrong on that statement).





Link Posted: 10/7/2005 11:04:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 11:06:32 AM EDT by Sgian]
We still have a few at my command, but they are soon due to be turned back in to crane.  Just wished they would have waited on the contract and gotten the USP Tactical which had all the changes that were reccommeded.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 8:54:07 AM EDT
While in Iraq (returned last mnoth) saw a few troops toting mk23's. oddly enough they were not special ops people- my guess is the spec ops crowd has decided to not  carry them, so some have slipped into the regular troops pipeline- where they are considered a "cool" thing to carry.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 6:17:52 AM EDT
Or maybe they wanted something in .45ACP instead of the 9mm Beretta?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 12:25:32 PM EDT
Or maybe someone finally grew some balls and realized its not that much heavier and the size difference is negligable when its in a thigh holster...
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