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Colt 1911 MEU updated. by Drake-UK Colt 1911 MEU updated. by Drake-UK
Colt 1911 MEUs (TM custom with OD frame and Army meu)

Still practicing indoor shots but finding it quite challanging with just a stock flash.

Turned out alright I think.

*Updated with some colour tweeks*

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Marine Expeditionary Units formerly issued M1911s to Force Recon units.[10] Hand-selected Colt M1911A1 frames were gutted, deburred, and prepared for additional use by the USMC Precision Weapon Section (PWS) at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

They were then assembled with after-market grip safeties, ambidextrous thumb safeties, triggers, improved high-visibility sights, accurized barrels, grips, and improved Wilson magazines. These hand-made pistols were tuned to specifications and preferences of end users.

In the late 1980s, the Marines laid out a series of specifications and improvements to make Browning's design ready for 21st century combat, many of which have been included in MEU(SOC) pistol designs, but design and supply time was limited.

Discovering that the Los Angeles Police Department was pleased with their special Kimber M1911 pistols, a single source request was issued to Kimber for just such a pistol despite the imminent release of their TLE/RLII models.

Kimber shortly began producing a limited number of what would be later termed the Interim Close Quarters Battle pistol (ICQB). Maintaining the simple recoil assembly, 5-inch barrel (though using a stainless steel match grade barrel), and internal extractor, the ICQB is not much different from Browning's original design.

A M1911 Colt Series 70.

The final units as issued to MCSOCOM Det-1 are the Kimber ICQBs with Surefire IMPL (Integrated Military Pistol Light), Dawson Precision Rails, Tritium Novak LoMount sights, Gemtech TRL Tactical Retention Lanyards, modified Safariland 6004 holsters, and Wilson Combat '47D' 8 round magazines. They have reportedly been used with over 15,000 rounds apiece.
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:iconjosh01699:
I think I just fell in love
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Drake-UK Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you liked these you may very well like this one too [link] =]
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:iconchrislmgt1:
The M1911, in my opinion, is the most attractive handgun of them all.
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:iconcharmbreaker:
I agree. I have one too and it´s the best handgun :)
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:icondrake-uk:
Drake-UK Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its certainly my favorite pistol variant. =]
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