U.S. Marine Corps special operators will soon be outfitted with the Colt M45 Close Quarters Combat Pistol, marking the first time in nearly 30 years that Colt pistols will accompany Marines into combat.

Here’s some recent footage of the pistol from the 2013 SHOT show:

“There are orders for 10,000 Colt ‘M45 Close Quarters Battle Pistols’ to replace 4,000 aging [Springfield manufactured] M45′s in the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC),” Geoffrey Ingersoll writes for Business Insider.

“Marine special operators have been using the [Springfield] M45 since the 90s, while the general population of Marines have been using the 9 mm Beretta,” he adds.

So what do you think of Colt’s M45 Close Quarters Battle Pistols? Hot or not?

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