Butt ugly is right (or as Yimmi might say "it looks like a prat")! I have had several ruger pistols and only had a problem with a 45acp (heavy frame), the spring that holds the mag snaped, ruger fixed it for free, good customer service!!westpointranger said:This isn't from personal experience (just an article) but I heard that Ruger's were really good and the reason they weren't overly popular was because they're so butt-ugly. I'm not really sure why the picked a stainless model, but oh well.
I believe the army did away with theirs a while ago, but there is probably some still hanging around. I remember seeing some that a M113 crew had, but that was about 10 years ago. The M4 (believe it or not) was originally adopted by the US Army for tank crews, they need a smaller rifle than the full size M16A2. Of course, since then, everyone else has wanted to go to the M4.Yimmy said:America still uses the greese gun? hehe
Yeah, I don't get it either. The contract is for 5000 pistols, which really isn't that many, but its enough to raise an eyebrow. I wonder what they will be used for.Ballistic_Coefficiency said:As far as this new pistol contract for the Army... i honestly dont understand it. There are so many M-9's out there... why not issue them? Parts, magazines, and maintainence training are not interchangable between the M-9 and Ruger... thus creating another time and logistics killing weapon. How many military armorers are familiar with the Ruger pistol they are going to issue to some one?
The USMC has placed orders for the Springfield Armory M-1911A1 MC (Marine Corps) Operator model ( http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod- ... 1-op.shtml ) for the Battalion Reconassaince units, F.A.S.T. units, CQB Teams, and other varios Marine Special Operations units. The Marine Corps has been wanting to field the 1911A1 SOC pistol as a standard issue pistol with all its Battalion Landing Teams in each MEU... but the Marine Corps currently does not have enough in stock and it takes to long to have the armorers at quantico build the pistols up since they are busy building other more needed weapons. The pistol... if adopted... more than likely wont be the S-A MC Operator that the more specialized units have recently ordered. The Marine Corps has always fielded a 1911A1 designed pistol with MEU's... allthough not very many people in the MEU's have them. They call it the 1911 SOC pistol. Its a basic 1911A1 with a few upgrades... a wilson combat 8 round mag... match grade adjustable trigger... better sights... things like that.Bead Drawer said:and word has it the Marines are shopping for a new 1911.
Ive never had any problem with my double stack 1911. Im guessing if you use cheap magazines it would be a problem... but if you use cheap magazines with any pistol or style magazine im sure you would have a problem.Bead Drawer said:I've heard the reason they haven't gone with a double stack 1911 is reliability issues with the magazines. A single stack will take almost any mag you stuff in it, whereas double stack 1911s often have to have each mag "tuned" and then kept very clean and not treated roughly. At least, thats what I've heard...