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Elite Marine Corps units to field new pistols - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/07/marine-corps-marsoc-new-colt-45-caliber-pistols-071912/ Elite Marine Corps units to field new pistols By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Jul 19, 2012 14:14:40 EDT The Marine Corps’ elite special operations and reconnaissance units will field thousands of new .45-caliber pistols over the next four years, military acquisition officials confirmed Thursday. The service awarded a $22.5 million contract to Colt Defense for its M1911A1 Rail Guns. The deal was finalized Wednesday night, according to Barb Hamby, a spokeswoman for Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va. Precise details are expected to be released Thursday evening, but there is widespread speculation the order will total some 4,000 firearms. The pistols will be manufactured at Colt’s plant in West Hartford, Conn., and delivered to the Marine Corps b...

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