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SRT Marines sight-in with 'new' .45-caliber pistol

A Marine with the Air Station's Special Reaction Team puts rounds down range during an exercise designed to familiarize SRT with the M45 1911 A1 pistol. The M45 1911 A1 pistol is slowly becoming the Marine Corps' standard-issue side arm, replacing the Beretta M9A1 service pistol which has been issued since 1990.



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This work, SRT Marines sight-in with 'new' .45-caliber pistol [Image 4 of 4], by Sgt Marcy Sanchez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.22.2012

Date Posted:09.05.2012 15:44

Photo ID:658034

VIRIN:120821-M-EK666-005

Resolution:800x1200

Size:244.73 KB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC, USGlobe

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SRT Marines sight-in with 'new' .45-caliber pistol

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