Service Issue Pistol




 
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August 8th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 

Topic: Service Issue Pistol


As a soldier of the US Army, I was issued a Beretta M9 pistol in 9X19mm. What do you guys get?
August 9th, 2005  
c/Commander
 
 
US Armed Forces, special forces excluded, are all M9s in 9x19...but you knew that already.

Not sure about other militaries.
August 9th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
SF gets what ever they want. Glock 17s, Sig 226, Sig 229. Colt 1911A1 and so on.
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August 9th, 2005  
clownfish
 
The Indian Army is issued the FN35 9mm (a.k.a Browning High Power).
Glock 17 for SF.
August 9th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
50 years ago it was a 9mm Browning yet they are still going strong in the Parachute Regiment
August 9th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I was issued a Colt 1911A1 when I was commissioned. I still prefer it and own one of my own with a third party receiver group from Essex Iron Works that gives it very little kickback at all. That with pro sights and Pacmar grips result in an unbeatable pistol in my opinion. I wish the Army had done something similar and refurbished the Colts rather than adopting the Barettas.
August 9th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Glock 17 (P80)
http://www.glock.com/g17.htm
August 9th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
When I reported in to command a company in VietNam in 1968 the company armorer handed me a M1911 45 and I handed it right back and told him I wanted a M-16. I carried a M-16 with an under slung XM-203 40mm grenade launcher. I felt that the 45 was useless unless you were less than 10 feet away and anyway at that range throwing it was probably more effective. Just my opinion.
August 9th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
WOW!


'Nuff said
August 9th, 2005  
Joker
 
 
In Germany we had the Heckler & Koch P1 that is now replaced by the HK P8. Both in 9X19 (9mm NATO).
The P8 is a brother of the Mk 23 socom. Both are based on the Heckler & Koch USP.

JOKER