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Posted: 2/27/2006 2:42:05 PM EDT
After two decades of use, the U.S. Department of Defense is getting rid of its Beretta M9 9mm pistol, and going back to the 11.4mm (.45 caliber) weapon. There have been constant complaints about the lesser (compared to the .45) hitting power of the 9mm. And in the last few years, SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and the marines have officially adopted .45 caliber pistols as "official alternatives" to the M9 Beretta. But now SOCOM has been given the task of finding a design that will be suitable as the JCP (Joint Combat Pistol). Various designs are being evaluated, but all must be .45 caliber and have a eight round magazine (at least), and high capacity mags holding up to 15. The new .45 will also have a rail for attachments, and be able to take a silencer. Length must be no more than 9.65 inches, and width no more than 1.53 inches... It's about time!!! I'll try to get more info but this the 2nd source that I have heard this from...Hog
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:44:22 PM EDT

Here is a link to the thread that has been ongoing.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=4&t=25607
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:21:02 PM EDT
Reading it now thanks! -Hog
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