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New Military Sidearm .45ACP
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:13 pm
These stories have come out since 1985. But what do you think of this?
http://fs1.fbo.gov/EPSData/ODA/Synopses ... 080905.doc
Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:37 pm
I guess there finally finding out the 9mm in close quarters isn't a good bad guy stopper. The .223 is doomed to be replaced by the new 6,8mm soon too.
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:51 am
It's been making it's way around a lot of Gun Boards.
Just because they test it, doesnt' mean the politicians will let the US forces adopt it...especialy whole-scale...
A .45 hi-cap in DA/SA would be a boon to those who carry pistols in combat. Even better would be a LEAD nose round...no need for hollows, just restore pistols to unjacketed splendor....and effectiveness.
If I did not have to CCW, I would carry a .45 LC Redhawk...
I hear lot's of good things about 6.8. But cant help but think 1/2 of all US troops with GI spec M-14's would be better than using the cheesy M-16 platform.
I see the USA using .223 and 9mm for longer than most of us would like for the AVERAGE grunt (due to "budgetary concerns").
In the mean time no changes will come it time for the possible war with a possibly Nuclear Capable Iran.