Marines wanting to buy 4000 more M45 pistols

    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. ]

    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!