The gun has long been the weapon of choice for special operations agents, thanks to its reliability and the stopping power of its massive bullets.
"I'm really glad that they're keeping it in the American economy," Lewis, who used the gun while he was in the armed forces, said.
It's a glorified pellet gun, as far as I'm concerned, it has no balls, no stopping power.
If you're shooting at a motivated target, and you don't hit vitals, that target will just keep coming.
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At this point Luger withdrew, not wishing to tool up for such a small number of guns for a relatively small potential contract.
Savage, too, initially declined to supply the pistols — and then changed its mind. This total included prototypes and a batch to replace pistols that went missing in transit." Mc Ginty chuckled then, as old men do when confronted by the zeal of their younger counterparts, then he said the obvious, "Well, hell, son, it was downright scary." Mc Ginty said the enemy fighters had rounded the corner of his bunker and he turned to see them pointing their weapons at him, dead to rights. "Let me tell you one thing, if it weren't for that Colt 1911, I'd be dead right now." Mc Ginty told me it was his, and some other MOH recipients, personal mission to see the reinstatement of the Colt 1911 as general issue.Though they "had very little clout to throw around, believe it or not." Being qualified with the weapon, I have to say don't blame him, most Marines I'd ever talked to hated the standard issue 9 mm Beretta.These were popular mainly in the European and Latin American export market, as well as domestically in Spain.Gabilondo and Urresti was founded in 1904, but did not appear in the industrial census of Eibar until 1907 where it is listed as having four gunsmiths at work. In 1905, Savage Arms acquired the rights to Searle’s blueprints and began refining his designs for production. Army announced trials for a new .45-caliber pistol to replace the Colt .38 service revolver, whose performance during the Spanish-American War and the Filipino Insurrection had been disappointing. The Army asked as many as 20 manufacturers to submit designs. Luger — Mauser, Smith & Wesson and Savage all submitted pistols for testing.