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The MEU(SOC) pistol, officially designated the M45 MEUSOC, is a magazine-fed, recoil-operated, single-action, semiautomatic pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It is based on the original M1911 design by John Browning, and has been the standard-issue side arm for the Force Recon Element of the United States Marine Corps' Marine Expeditionary Units since 1985. Its National Stock Number is 1005-01-370-7353.
|Weight||2.437 lb (1,105 g) empty, w/ magazine (FM 23–35, 1940)|
|Length||8.25 in (210 mm)|
|Barrel length||5.03 in (127 mm)|
|Action||Recoil-operated, closed bolt|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
|Muzzle velocity||830 ft/s (244 m/s)|
|Effective range||70 meters (maximum effective range)|
|Feed system||7 rounds (standard-capacity magazine)|
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