More evidence that the M45 is now an official designation

    In September I wrote that the Marine MEU(SOC) M1911 pistol appeared to have finally been given an official DoD designation. A solicitation request, number M6785410R1030, was issued last week for M45 parts …

    The intent of this sources sought request is to identify potential qualified 8(a) small businesses that can provide the attached weapons parts list for the M-45, MEUSOC Pistol.

    This confirms earlier evidence that the pistol will henceforth be known as the M45.

    A Marine fires what was formally called the “MEU(SOC) pistol”

    Thanks to Mark for spotting the solicitation request.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!