The M1911 is stealthily making a comeback! The Marines are wanting to procure 4000 M45 pistols. The M45 was previously know as the MEU(SOC) pistol. A few interesting points from the procurement document …
- Pistol must have an accessory rail meeting MIL-STD-1913 specifications
- five shot group to an average of no more than 4 inches by 4 inches at 25 yards
- It has a consistent trigger pull of 5 (+/- 1) lbs.
- Reliability of an average minimum of 300 rounds between stoppages and 5,000 rounds between parts failures
[ Many thanks to Daniel E Watters for emailing me the link. ]