With a name like that, I can only assume you're either currently serving or a past Marine. If that's corect, I thank you whole heartedly for your
service and I hope you hear that often. You deserve it. I would have been right there beside you in serving, but at that time, those with asthma
weren't exactly what the military is looking for.
Originally posted by USMC-oorah
So, basically they just want a more powerful handgun, right? That seems like a kinda off the wall concern right now for the military.
You said, "For the military.", but this is only the Air Force as far as I can tell. "right now", Yeah, there may be other things that they could
have their minds on at the moment, but I couldn't ever find them at fault for wanting their soldiers/pilots who are actually out there doing the
fighting to have better weapons to get their job done than what they currently have. What they have now may be good, but better is, and always will
be, well, better.
Considering that not alot of people carry around handguns in the military.
In the Air Force, I would imagine not. Usually, bases are in secured locations.
You're USMC, so I guess things are different, but if I was there, I would do everything in my power to carry two, be it if the military gave them to
me or if I had to get them on my own.
Hell, I see cops around town carrying two of them, one on the hip, and one in a leg holster. (And probably more elsewhere.)
It's a back-up weapon if your main weapon fails. (The main weapon when it comes to the AF pilots being their Aircraft.)
If something goes wrong, they need something and it should be the best that they could have.
You say not a lot of people carry one, and rightly so as not everyone needs one, but those who are on the line fighting should definitely have the
best tools provided to them to complete the job that has been assigned to them.
The 1911 Colt45 has lots of stopping power. Alot more then the glocks they use.
That it does, and I'm assuming that the Glocks you are refering to are the 9mm variety. There are Glocks that are chambered in .45ACP. Is there
anything keeping those who use the 9mm from getting their own .45?
Like I said, I have never served, so I don't know the rules and I'm just asking.
Also, the 1911 Colt .45 has been around for quite a while now. Is it the best hand-gun there will ever be?, or is there still room for further
improvement, not necesarily the design, but in the concept?
I think that no matter what, there's always, room for improvement in anything.
"Until you've heard absolutely everyones thoughts on something, you'll never know everything about it and unless you talk to each and every person
on this earth, that is something that will never happen."
It's my own quote, so take it for what you will, but I believe it to be true. Great ideas often come from those we don't expect it from.
Look everywhere when looking for answers.