MEU (SOC) Pistol

The MEU(SOC) pistol, officially designated the M45 MEUSOC, is a magazine-fed, recoil-operated, single-actionsemiautomatic 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 CorpsMarine 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)
Cartridge .45 ACP
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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