Should USMC Pistol be .45 Cal or 9mm? Let the Debate Begin!

IDGA Editor

After almost three decades (1985), the M1911 family tree grows a branch. When the M9 Beretta 9mm was chosen to replace the venerable M1911 45 caliber pistol , many thought it was just modernization, others thought it was a travesty. From the day that the M9 was chosen a debate has broiled between gun enthusiasts and military members as to the logic of the decision and its consequences. First, current events. On July 17, 2012, the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) in Quantico, V...
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