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Old 05-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Mazryonh Mazryonh is offline
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Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
I think had the US Army not had their budget gutted post WWII, they would have been getting new 1911s instead of keeping the old ones in inventory until the 80s.
There are a lot of people in high places who expect a "peace dividend" to be available after every major conflict where funds can be diverted from the armed forces without compromising their abilities to other ends. As the Korean War and the Vietnam War proved after WWII, peace doesn't often last.

The US Army could have done a lot of other useful things too, such as adopting the British .280 cartridge as a good General Purpose Cartridge, sparing us the "golf bag" approach with 7.62mm NATO and 5.56mm NATO.
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