Tim Lau at modernserviceweapons.com has no illusions about the real-world reliability of a 1911. “Those of us who’ve been around the 1911 platform know it is a finicky gun that requires a dedicated end user and strict maintenance schedule if it is to be relied upon. Many 1911 style guns on the market won’t even work well out of the box. So how does the Marines’ new 45-caliber pistol fare?” The new Colt M45 CQBP passed MSW’s rigorous gun testing protocol. Which is . . . what? . . .
Before you ask for the protocol [ED: too late!] we don’t publish it online for a simple reason: without putting the test in proper context, the results are meaningless. Not only are we looking for function, but evaluation of the pistol’s performance as well as ejection patterns and other characteristics. Anyway, the important part is that the M45 passed the test with flying colors.
Kinda like “trust me I’m a doctor.” Obama and Lau need to do some work on that transparency thing. Just sayin’ . . . [h/t thegunfeed.com]