Don't have a picture, but I have handled a few examples. The Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), or MEU(SOC) M1911s are very basic, "no frills" guns. Fixed high visibility sights (the last one I saw did not have tritium inserts, but this may have since changed), trigger job, beavertail, match barrel, parkerized finish. No checkering or serrations. Some examples had Pachmayr rubber grips. They are built by Marine match armorers at Quantico. Very crude in appearance, but very functional shooters.
LtCol USMC (Ret)
Probably not going to get tritium sights on the MEU(SOC) 1911's. When the team goes to stack up on the entry(or the last covered point), there is too great a chance of the tritium giving them away to someone with NVD's. If you get a chance, look at a set of tritiums from 50-100m with a AN/PVS-7B or PVS-14, they light up pretty well. I once set up an urban hide and was observing with NVG's when I noticed that every so often the room would light up brightly. Turned out it was the tiny little function light on the motorola handhelds that we were using for intrateam commo. Semper Fidelis...Ken M
Matt, I've been to the Marine Fact File before. Thanks for the link though. I lost that URL a pc rebuild or two ago.
If anyone comes up with detailed information on the piece, part sources etc.. I'd appreciate it.
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