U.S. Marines ordered the company Colt batch of 12 thousand new pistols M45 MEU (SOC) CQBP (Close Quarter Battle Pistol) to conduct close combat. As described in the press release, available at: Defense-Aerospace, contract is for 5 years and cost the customer in 22.5 million dollars. The first batch of 4036 new pistols with spare parts will be delivered during 2012.
Disk imaging on Marine Corps Times, a new gun is designated Colt Rail Gun and is a development known Colt M1911, standing in service with the U.S. military in 1911. Since 1985, armed U.S. Marines stood special version M1911. In 2005, the Marine Corps Command announced the need to make a new gun for the military.
Colt M45 has a shop on 8 rounds of .45 ACP and unloaded weighs 1035 grams. Gun resettled Picatinny rail for mounting underbarrel flashlight or laser pointer, and even the handle of an automatic fuse. If any fuse fired from a gun can only be folded coverage. In addition, the pistol has the least impact, if its predecessor.