What pistol does the U.S. use? - Page 2

September 20th, 2004  

Topic: Re: What pistol does the U.S. use?

S&W Model 39 or for SEAL use it was the Mk 22 Mod 0 it is no longer used (or if it is it's so reare it's not worth talking about) Suppressor technology of today has FAR surpassed the Mk 22 Mod 0.

Originally Posted by e=mc2
Originally Posted by webs
are we using the Colt 45 or are we using the 9mm Glock or is it something else?
The US military uses a plethera of hand guns.

SIG228 (Some AF units)
Colt 1911 (CAG-Delta)
Beretta (Main hand gun, issue to normal units)

Again, the main pistol you will see though is the 9mm Beretta. It is the standard pistol in use.

Just remembered. S&W produced a pistol nicknamed the hushpuppy which was/is used by the SEALs.
September 21st, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
Originally Posted by Delta210
Not always true, in my last unit, MPs, all the side arms were Beretta 9 mm pistols except one. A CW4 in the unit had a Colt 45 he used and no one had any issues with it.
You had to be in during the changeover to the M9, I had my M1911 until '87 and I know many of the senior NCO's and Gunner's kept theirs longer. I didn't like the change, but got used to it and liked the idea of the extra rounds..
September 21st, 2004  
It seemed to take forever to transition to the M-9. I remember hearing about it in boot camp in 84. I saw my first one around 86 and I believe they began issuing them in the 1st MARDIV around mid 87.