Early on, before the Kimber warrior purchase, USMC bought 150 of the Pachmayr gripped version and they were deployed.My buddy sent me that video the other day. He knows I want one so every chance he gets he throws stuff my way about em. My thing is I’m torn, I have the MC Operator which competed for the Marines 1911. They chose the Colt obviously. I just don’t see a big difference between my Springer and the Colt.
I think you should check Buds price on the M45, you should be able to get it well under 2k. While the M45 looks like the USMC pistol my understanding is it is all production while the Marine guns had their triggers and barrels fitted by the custom shop. This would make Colts CQBP more like the actual Marine pistol, despite a different color scheme. When last I looked they were about $2100. The Colt custom shop puts out great pistols. My SCG is my favorite, even though I have two DW’s and a NH.I was doing some looking around and it seems they came in a couple of color variations. Online prices seem to be about $2K for the "non-de-milled" ones. At a $2K price point is this pistol worth the price or is it a "gotta have one just because its a M45A1". Honestly thinking about my next 1911 and this one is on the list. One reason I like it is the ambi-safety which I need as a southpaw.
I already have one DW in the house and this falls in the price range I could afford. Is there another 1911 in that range that would be a better investment or buy?
Yeah, holsters for the M45A1 are a real P.I.T.A. ...I have a tan cerekote one. It's my HD pistol with a 10 round WC mag, hat, and an olight. It's one of my favorite pistols. I wish the finish held up better. I also wish holsters were more accessible.