M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol

    The legendary Daniel Watters has unearthed compelling evidence that the Marine MEU(SOC) M1911 pistol has now been given the official designation “M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol”.

    A Marine fired the MEU(SOC)

    Two documents 1, recently posted on Navy.mil, provide information about the procurement of slide assemblies for the M45. Unlike previous documents these do not refer to the MEU(SOC) designation and refer only to the “M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol”.

    Note the reliability requirements.

    Many thanks to Daniel for the information.

    Steve Johnson

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