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The USMC M45A1 In Use


In this USMC photo taken by LCpl Caleb McDonald, Marines with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response ground combat element transition from the standing to kneeling position during a live fire exercise aboard Moron Air Base, June 24, 2013. You can check out their kit which includes the M45A1 CQB Pistol produced by Colt.

Thanks Kinkenchen for the heads up!


16 Responses to “The USMC M45A1 In Use”

  1. Tom says:

    Moron Air Base? Really?

  2. Mohican says:

    Hey, that’s in Spain!

  3. Snake says:

    Who is the genius who decided to name it “Moron Air Base” LOL. Im sure it was someones surname though. Easy to say they must have gotten picked on a lot growing up.

  4. CanadianCivy says:

    M45a1? A1?!? They’ve upgraded it already?

  5. JSGlock34 says:

    The M45 is the designation for the Marine Corps 1911 modified by PWS armorers at Quantico for the MEU (SOC) teams. These 1911s were designated ‘M45s’ in 2008. Those pistols were built from an assortment of parts, using government frames, Springfield Armory slides, Bar-Sto barrels and a small parts from Ed Brown, Caspian, Cylinder & Slide, etc.

    The Colt pistol is the replacement for the M45 and hence the M45A1 nomenclature.

  6. Mark says:

    The new gun is off the shelf.

    Got to play with one a few months ago during an equine-canine exhibit at work.

    It’s pretty nice- for a Series 80!!!!

  7. Strike-Hold! says:

    “Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response ground combat element”

    I think that’s the longest unit name I’ve ever seen!

    • Adam says:

      It’s apparently a new thing specifically stood up in the event of shit popping off in Northern Africa.

    • James says:

      SPMAGTFCRGCE, makes sense…….

      • HD says:

        Every MAGTF has 4 elements:

        C2 – Command & Control
        GCE – Ground Combat Element
        ACE – Aviation Combat Element
        LCE – Logistics Combat Element

        Its not so much a unit name as it is a category or descriptor of the various portions of a MAGTF.

        “Crisis Response” defines the “special purpose” for what the MAGTF was created.

        But its like having a Department of Redundency Department.

  8. Jon Meyer says:

    If I am correct didn’t Springfields offering fare better in the trials? They should have went with the Springfield either way.