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I hope everyone is enjoying their Monday morning as we have one day before our Presidential Election.
So yeah, Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) decided to scrap its custom .45 pistols and lend its elite fighters the Glock 19.
MARSOC hasn’t responded to questions from anyone as of yet pertaining to the switch of firearms. A source who shall remain anonymous said the command made the decision a few weeks ago.
The switch of firearms, was first reported by the Marine Corps in February of this year. Stating that MARSOC operators will carry Glock pistols, since many of the elite Raiders prefer the Glock 19 9mm handgun over the .45 pistols.
The 9mm pistol has a polymer frame as well as a 15 round magazine, and its very easy to maintain and reliable.
The Marine Corps recently completed an extensive search for a new MARSOC pistol in 2012. Colt Defense was awarded a contract $22.5 million in order to produce upwards of 10,000 Close Quarter Pistols.
The custom 1911 took the place of the fleet of worn out MARSOC M45 pistols. Which has a rail for mounting lights, as well as custom triggers, manual safety, and improved ergonomics. There is also the Tritium sights which glow in low-light conditions.
The new .45s are extremely nice, however, many MARSOC operators prefer the Glock 19.
9mm ammunition and Glock parts are available in most parts of the world. A big reason for the decision to switch the usage of firearms.
Isaac J. Hall II