Didn't the old 45 work pretty well?
Yes, very well indeed.
If so, why did US switch?
Cold War politics. 9mm is the standard NATO pistol round. And, by the time of the switch, the .45s in service were all 40+ years old and kind of worn out.
posted on 08/04/2002 11:55:22 AM PDT
Then why not make new "45s" that chamber 9mm rounds. Its the mechanism that matters isn't it. parsy.
posted on 08/04/2002 12:00:23 PM PDT
the .45s in service were all 40+ years old and kind of worn out.
My father's generation (WWII) all brought home their M1911A1s, didn't you?
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