What pistol does the U.S. use?




 
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September 18th, 2004  
webs
 
 

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


are we using the Colt 45 or are we using the 9mm Glock or is it something else?
September 18th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
The US military used the Colt .45 model 1911 for ages, but it has (fairly recently) been replaced by the Beretta M9. (9mm, 15 round magazine.)
September 18th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I remember this being discussed before, but I don't remember what was said. Does an officer have to go through special proceedures if he wants to use something non-standard? Lets say I'm an officer and want to use a Desert Eagle 50.
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September 18th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Then that's too bad. No personal weapons are allowed on the battlefield period...unless u wear stars.
September 18th, 2004  
e=mc2
 

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


Quote:
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)
USP (SOF)

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 19th, 2004  
webs
 
 
does the bereta look cool and which one is the best?
September 19th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
Then that's too bad. No personal weapons are allowed on the battlefield period...unless u wear stars.
So only a Brigadeer General or higher rank, or a Special Opperations (I would think) can specify what sidearm they carry?
September 19th, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
M9 Beretta standard issue
September 19th, 2004  
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.
September 20th, 2004  
webs
 
 
you probably have to get a general to approve which gun you want to use