According to the Military Times, the US Marines are looking to officially pick up an off the shelf 1911 for it’s MARSOC program.
The choice is between the Colt Rail Gun and the Springfield MC Operator.
Between the two, I’d pick the Springfield in a heartbeat. Springfield has shown consistent quality control and a commitment to its customer base by backing up their products with the industry’s best customer service. Everyone I know that has one of these MC Operators has been more than impressed with them. Accurate and reliable.
One thing I don’t understand is why the Operator instead of the TRP? The Springfield TRP Pro was the pick of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team…. a group that is a little picky about their weapons, and absolute artists when it comes to the application of those weapons. The TRPs roll out for about 1500 bucks and the MC Operators for about 1200. But money isn’t a question for these guys. It’s not the rail, because we’ve seen TRP’s with and without rails. Mayhaps the MC Operator is more reliable than TRP? Hmmm…