U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (Marsoc) will soon get a new version of its signature .45-caliber M45 handgun. The Marine Corps Systems Command announced on July 18 that it had awarded Colt Defense of West Hartford, Conn., a $22.5 million contract to supply up to 12,000 Close Quarter Battle Pistols (Model O1070CQBP) and spare parts to Marsoc through July 2017. The Colt sidearm reportedly outperformed competitive .45-caliber weapons from Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson ...
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