It is truely ashame that the 1911 has'nt been a GI pistol for 16 yrs. Yet all the people I know form the military look to them as a handgun god. It is the beancounters which messed this match up. GI standard issue M1, Grennades, ammo, 1911A1 WWII. M16, Grennades, ammo, 1911A1 Vietnam until 1985. Then a M9, what gives we needed more before but less now, please. Lets hear some stories or oppinions from you USGI folks. And nice to see all your prior inputs and posts. Colt 1911 forever is my opinion.