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01-25-2011, 20:36
sorry if this is a repeat of something already posted:

01-25-2011, 23:30
A smaller company not present at SHOT Show, Karl Lippard Designs of Colorado Springs, Colo., has submitted a proposal to adopt its New Generation Model 1911 A2 pistol. Lippard Designs has not been a big player for government contracts in the past, but says it has developed a pistol capable of accurately engaging targets beyond 400 yards rifle distance.

dunno about the Colt or Springer, but I'd be curious to play with this Lippard pistol

01-26-2011, 16:07

Perhaps BAC can get one for evaluation?

01-26-2011, 16:18
This is the 3rd post on this in the last 2 days. The search-fu is weak with you...

01-26-2011, 16:39
haha I love the comment about Kimber!! Basically their saying they dont make a gun they think is built tough enough to endure the tests

01-26-2011, 18:12
Back when I was in the Corp (87-91) the 1911s that were still in use were old old old and still being shot. The Beretta were far more prevalent but a few 1911s were still around. The old 1911s were looser than the bar girls on B street but still worked fine. Some of these endurance test folks come up with are off the wall IMO.

Not sure of the real world application of a 1911 at 200 yards much less 400 yards. Heck i can not even see that far to shoot a 1911 at something :rofl:

We were shooting M16A2s at 500 yard open sights and that was a tough gig at times.

I say whatever sidearm the Jarheads want let them buy it. :wavey:

01-27-2011, 09:47
1911 A2? that's a joke right?
400 yards, get a rifle!

01-27-2011, 11:06
Still think the HK45 would be sweet for our troops.

01-27-2011, 11:10
do not confuse the USMC Special ops people getting a few hundred 1911's to replace the frequently rebuilt ones they use with any sort of full scale issue of 45's to the mainstream troops.
The 1911's are used by special ops personnel. the rest of the USMC is still using the Beretta and considering large scale contracts given to Beretta (the largest pistol procurement contracts since WW2)will be for a very long time

01-28-2011, 13:06
400 yards????

Have they ever tried that with a 1911? I have. I aimed several feet high and was still hitting the ground way short of the target.