[WWI] Re: Hembrug heavy mg based on Schwarzlose M1908/15

pfalzdvii at att.net pfalzdvii at att.net
Thu Aug 19 13:13:19 EDT 2004

The various models of the M1911 were the standard sidearm of the US Army until replaced by the 9mm Beretta in 1984. I have heard rumors that the .45 is making a possible comeback, as durability problems have been experienced with the 9mm. I have also heard that some of the 'special operations' units STILL use the .45. 

Your Madness May Vary

-------------- Original message from ingersollle at gru.net: -------------- 

> Hey Marc, 
> Were you an Airdale, Skimmer or Bubblehead? 
> Ed (Formmer Bubblehead, 1970-1975) 
> > D. asked: "How many years the Colt 1911 was used by the US army?" 
> > 
> > I carried a Colt 1917 as a side arm in the US Navy in the mid-70s. Earned 
> > a marksman ribbon with it, too. :^) 
> > 
> > Marc Flake 
> > 
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