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Old 01-23-2012, 13:18   #1
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Marine Corps adopts Detonics MTX 1911 for their shooting team

Just got wind that the US Marine Corps competition shooting team has chosen their new pistol. Its the 5" Detonics MTX 1911 pistol. The team has been testing the guns and now have placed their orders. New guns will be produced and should be in use by March of this year.

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Rumors are that other units are now looking at/testing the Detonics MTX 1911 for their teams.

Interesting development for a small company that could launch them into the big leagues in terms of production!
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:28   #2
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Why a rail?
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:34   #3
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I dunno.
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:41   #4
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For those not in the know - I assume the frame isn't polymer and painted - but it's all a 1 piece metal grip? Aluminum?
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:45   #5
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more info from the same OP

States it's modular and "fully CNC machined"
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:45   #6
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:55   #7
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For those not in the know - I assume the frame isn't polymer and painted - but it's all a 1 piece metal grip? Aluminum?
Yes, its aluminum.
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Old 01-23-2012, 13:56   #8
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That's pretty interesting.
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Old 01-23-2012, 14:11   #9
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That's really cool that you can change the grips out for compact or full size grip, and also to take single stack or double stack as you please.

So has it been released into production yet? Looks like the preliminary posting about this post was about 3 months ago..?
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Old 01-23-2012, 14:19   #10
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Just got wind that the US Marine Corps competition shooting team has chosen their new pistol. Its the 5" Detonics MTX 1911 pistol. The team has been testing the guns and now have placed their orders. New guns will be produced and should be in use by March of this year.

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Rumors are that other units are now looking at/testing the Detonics MTX 1911 for their teams.

Interesting development for a small company that could launch them into the big leagues in terms of production!
So far the only one confirming this is...you on a bunch of different forms.


Last time you posted here you said you do not work for Detonics,.
Me thinks you are full of it!!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 14:43   #11
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So far the only one confirming this is...you on a bunch of different forms.


Last time you posted here you said you do not work for Detonics,.
Me thinks you are full of it!!!
I didn't want to be that blunt about it, but I also have had my speculations.. :D
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Old 01-23-2012, 15:51   #12
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Why a rail?


.......for a light perhaps??


I'm a 1911A1 guy but that pistol is dead-sexy.
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Old 01-23-2012, 15:58   #13
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Uh,.......that's FAR from a 1911!
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Old 01-23-2012, 16:05   #14
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Uh,.......that's FAR from a 1911!

I wonder if the lower would work with a standard 1911 upper??
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Old 01-23-2012, 16:32   #15
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.......for a light perhaps??


I'm a 1911A1 guy but that pistol is dead-sexy.
Lol. I think he meant why would they need a light on a race gun.
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Old 01-23-2012, 17:00   #16
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Tonight there will be 100 posts in the ads. People will be selling their 1911's to buy one of these because the Marines want them. Will not matter if the story is true or not.
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Old 01-23-2012, 17:07   #17
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I wonder if the lower would work with a standard 1911 upper??
Yes, a standard 1911 upper will work on this lower, I tried it with 2 different uppers that I have.




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So far the only one confirming this is...you on a bunch of different forms.
That is no surprise, I often get inside tips from folks who are in the know. In this case I was on the phone with a guy today who was intimately involved in the USMC gun testing. What you see here you will probably read about in another month or so somewhere else.




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Last time you posted here you said you do not work for Detonics,.
Me thinks you are full of it!!!
Feel free to be wrong in public, but no I do NOT work for Detonics. I do have one of the largest collections of original Detonics pistols in the world (so I've been told) owning them in virtually every variant ever produced, in all 4 calibers produced, plus many factory custom pieces and some engraved models too. I own models from each factory, some one-off guns, etc. Within the collector community I'm reasonably well known and have contacts both inside the current factory, as well as in prior factories.
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Old 01-23-2012, 17:26   #18
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You will not find me buying one,.......I think it's dog *** fugly!
Looks too much like a Springfield XDm,....I actually like those.
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Old 01-23-2012, 17:37   #19
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I posted on the the 1911 forum thread.

They may use this gun for some sort of steel challenge or other type of shooting sport.
They are not however using it for CMP or NRA Bullseye at Camp Perry. I know it's not CMP legal and I am pretty sure the modular grips made from aluminum disqualifies it from NRA.
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I didn't want to be that blunt about it, but I also have had my speculations.. :D
The ONLY guy in the world that posts about that gun is the OP>
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