Photo Of The Day: A good day at sea, when you look 100% relaxed, catching some sunshine and performing a one-handed shot and the photographer captures the bullet mid-air. The recoil is just about to kick in. The location is the Northern Arabian Gulf and we have Reconnaissance Marines assigned to the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment (ADRD), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). They’re firing their M45A1 pistols during a gun shoot aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
Pearl Harbor and the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
You can find the M45A1 Marine Pistol here:
Photo Source: U.S. Navy, photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sang Kim.