The MEU(SOC) pistol is a modified 1911 .45 ACP pistol developed for USMC special operations units such as Force Recon and MARSOC.

USMC Force Recon units have been using the pistol since 1985. It is officially designated as the M45 MEU(SOC).

The Marine Corps’ Precision Weapons Shop (PWS) in Quantico, Virginia made the following modifications to the standard Colt 1991:

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