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    Grandmaster Expat's Avatar

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    US General in Afghanistan carries 1911

    i thought the article was interesting, with a lot of history.

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    Reminds me of when the use of armor was no longer 'effective' due to musketry. The common soldier went to war in cotton yet the nobles continued to wear the 'ineffective' armor. Armor was proof against specific class of weapons when sold (ergo the proof mark) but it was expensive. Peasants were more expendable than good suits of armor. Follow the money I suppose.

    Knock down power is knock down power I don't care what platform you like. I like his choice, he should allow his troops that same choice.
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    What a great article. General Miller has undoubtedly seen a lot of action in his career.

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    "packs an old school 1911"

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    Back in WW2 they issues Colt 1903 autos to general officers. I don't know when that practice stopped.
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    From what I've read of Afghanistan, every military member should be carrying a sidearm, particularly "inside the wire."

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    I'm no expert, isn't that a fairly high end 1911? Doesn't look like a stock 1911 but then again he likely isn't just grabbing one from the enlisted men stock.

    EDIT: I'm guilty of typical INGO behavior. Went back and actually read the article. It does talk about it supposedly being "his issued sidearm" but admits it doesn't appear to be, unless it was issued to him while he was in Delta.
    Putting firearms' contribution back in our history makes a more complete telling. Teaching marksmanship in that context deepens the understanding. Revere's Riders, because history involved guns!

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    I would imagine that the Delta Force guys could be issued pretty good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamo View Post
    From what I've read of Afghanistan, every military member should be carrying a sidearm, particularly "inside the wire."

    ^^^^^^^^^^ This^^^^^^^^^^^ While deployed there in 2010 we carried our Beretta's w/ full magazines 24/7 even inside the wire. Still have my shoulder and leg holster for it. Wish I had could have bought my Beretta if for nothing else sentimental reasons.
    Last edited by Winamac; 06-08-2019 at 06:15.

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    General Officers can set there own “uniform” and carry what they want just like Patton most buy the issued pistol upon retirement.

    In 2009 I was sent to Afghanistan with four M9’s the general of AMC and her entourage did not bring pistols with them. You had to have a loaded firearm as soon as you were off the ramp even if you were a general.

    I could take you guys to a Arms Room in Kuwait walk in and ask for a SKS, 12 inch 870, Browning Hi Power, and a M21 they wouldn’t bat a eye. They had anything you could want and could fix and modify what you wanted.

    U.S. Army retired

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