Marines Go Back To Their Roots....

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by CATO, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey++

    The only reason I could see for that not being Cerakote, is if the Marines found something better.

    If that is the case, I want it.
  3. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    About time to get away from that hole punching 9mm round. 45s were designed to stop a man effectively and quickly--nothing wrong with that philosophy.
  4. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Now if they'll just put the Good Bullets thru them!
  5. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    No doubt, the best.
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    100+ years and still going strong! Gotta love JMB's work of art. Had mine at the range today. Yeah, I have shot more accurate pistols, but my heart will always belong to "Ol' Slabsides".......
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  8. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    Is that the 1911 they will specifically use?
    If so, Colt may want to concider trading the rear sights for something like,
  9. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Best for me is the TAPPAN sight set. Silver solder the front sight is the best way. The TAPPAN sight is the sight that SIG has copied for years. TAPPAN sight has the advantage of a 100 yard marker bar. In this you can hit a 100 yard man size target if you do your part, The combo of White and Yellow make for a good design so that the two points, front and rear, do not merge.
  11. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I just bought a 1911 with the Novak sights (see Range Reports) and like them OK. I also have one with the Heine snowman sights. Both work for me...the snoman makes it easier (for me) on moving from target to target...but, nothing that I could measure.

    I would gripe about being given either. just my opinion.
  12. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey++

    The Marine 1911 they show has Novak type sights, mounted in front and rear dovetails.

    Great sights, especially for close to medium range.

    If it is farther away, well the saying is that "Every Marine is a rifleman."
  13. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    I have a plain WWII 1911-A1, the only change was swapping the 16# recoil spring. I shoot the original sights, the blade doesn't have much chance of getting hung up.

    In boxer terminology the 45 acp has hard fists.
  14. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    I have the Sig Sauer 1911-A1 Nitron with a set of night sights.
  15. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  16. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey++

    Are you sure that you posted the right link ?
    That page had nothing to do with the Marines new .45 1911, and I could not find a link to anything about it either.
  17. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    fixed...thanks. It was one of those sites that the top URL never changes.
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