Meet the M45 Close Quarters Battle Pistol...
Its a 1911 in .45 ACP, of course, by Colt. Its being procured for the USMC Special Operation Command (MARSOC) and the various MEU-SOC (Marine Expeditionary Unit - Special Operations Capable) forces. MEU-SOC units are part of the USMC deployable assets that while not fully special operations forces by "normal" measurement, are capable of missions outside the scope of normal infantry missions and thus, have some specialized equipment requirements that this pistol meets.
Overall, a decent gun by the sound of it. It uses a dual spring recoil system an stainless steel internals and has a tan cerekote finish and accessory rail. Overall this should ignite any smoldering embers in either the 1911-vs-the world or .45-vs-9mm debates out there.
Thanks to guns.com for the info.
In related news, I came close to working a trade for my G34 for a Ruger SR1911...so damn close. Well, better luck next time I guess.
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)