Saturday, October 1, 2016

Forty Five, Bye bye

Whelp. That's the end then. Not even the Marines are interested in using .45 anymore.

I figure in less than 2 years you won't be able to buy a box of Winchester White Box .45 ACP at any Walmart.  Then in less than 10 online perveyors will stop offering it.  In 25 years even the esoteric catalog houses won't carry it.  People will look at you funny like you are trying to get .22 Jet or 6mm Lee Navy

First Jeff Cooper dies, then SaysUncle buys a 9mm M&P, and now this.  .45ACP is now an orphan round.  I think the Marines were the last large institution to still issued .45.  Lots of those cops shops from the 90s that went Kimber have mostly switched back to 9mm.  And with nobody using .45, Joe Schmoes like me have no reason to ape the usage.

All those 1911 classes for nothing!   Maybe I can re-barrel them to shoot .22 TCM.  Something that will be around a bit longer.


Borepatch said...

Damn, I hope not.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

What? .22 TCM is a hoot to shoot.

Mike V. said...

Wait, didn't they throw a big pile of money to Colt for new 1911s a few years ago?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yup. And now with experience decided that wasn't the way. Same way the Air Force spent all the money on B-36 bombers and never bombed anybody with them. Just decided agin it after a while.

Comrade Misfit said...

Nah. Given the many metric shit-tonnes of 1911s and other .45s out there, the gun and the cartridge isn't going away anytime soon.

Hell, last time I checked, I could still buy boxes of .45LC, and the Army stopped issuing the Colt 1873 sometime around 1913 or so.