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  • Living with the USP (Split from Pistol Poll)

    From News.

    http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/b...ead.php?t=9477

    Defence Forces to turn 'tomb raiders'
    Irish Independent 02/09/2006
    Don Lavery

    THE Defence Forces are to be equipped with a hi-tech German pistol made famous by the Lara Croft movies.

    The state-of-the-art Heckler and Koch USP (universal self-loading pistol) has been chosen as the Army's new pistol after a dozen of the world's top gun makers shot it out in a competition over 15 months. Some 1,400 of the 9mm pistols are to be bought in a €800,000 order to replace the existing FN Browning pistol, which has been in service for more then 40 years.

    The gun, carried by Angelina Jolie in the movies, can hold 15 rounds of ammunition and is used by a number of forces, including the German army and police.

    The USP won the competition against other top guns which included the Italian Beretta 92F which has been adopted by the US Army, and the Swiss Sig P226 which is used by the Irish Army Rangers. The new pistols will be delivered by the end of the year.

    In another large order, the Defence Forces have bought 400 GPMG machineguns at a cost of €4.4m from FN of Belgium to replace similar weapons which have been in service since the 1960s and used extensively at home and on UN missions abroad.



    Coming soon to a Holster near you.

    I always thought lara had the Desert Eagle...


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

  • #2
    Will this mean the DF have to get new holsters???

    What I'm saying is, is it comparable in dimensions to the BAP?
    Just that it's difficult to tell from a photograph...
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    • #3
      The DF holster is actually quite large for the BAP.

      Browning Dimensions.
      LOA: 7.75"
      Barrel: 4.65"
      Width:
      Height: 5"
      Weight: 1.106kg(loaded)
      Capacity: 13 Rounds

      USP Dimensions
      LOA: 7.64"
      Barrel: 4.25"
      Width: 1.26"
      Height: 5.35"
      Weight: 0.752kg(unloaded)
      Capacity: 15 rounds.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
        The DF holster is actually quite large for the BAP.

        Browning Dimensions.
        LOA: 7.75"
        Barrel: 4.65"
        Width:
        Height: 5"
        Weight: 1.106kg(loaded)
        Capacity: 13 Rounds

        USP Dimensions
        LOA: 7.64"
        Barrel: 4.25"
        Width: 1.26"
        Height: 5.35"
        Weight: 0.752kg(unloaded)
        Capacity: 15 rounds.
        Thanks for that, Goldie...
        "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
          Will this mean the DF have to get new holsters???

          What I'm saying is, is it comparable in dimensions to the BAP?
          Just that it's difficult to tell from a photograph...
          Iv tried my USP in a an issue holster and they don't fit. USP's are very chunky pistols in comparison to the BAP.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Muzzle View Post
            Iv tried my USP in a an issue holster and they don't fit. USP's are very chunky pistols in comparison to the BAP.
            your USP? have they been delivered and issued out yet or is this your own pistol?
            The school of artillery told us it couldn't be done...
            They were wrong.

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            • #7
              He's Lara Croft.
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              With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

              Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yellowjacket View Post
                He's Lara Croft.
                If I was Lara Croft id never get out of bed

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                • #9
                  What type of issue Holster?


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                    What type of issue Holster?
                    OG PLCE with a pocket on the front for a mag.

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                    • #11
                      Does it fit in a smock pocket though?
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                      With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                      Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kermit
                        I concur, they do not fit. The esteemed Sean Curtis will be making some in OG and Irish DPM.
                        Brown nosing him won't get you a discount!!!
                        What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                        • #13
                          I'm sure with small alterations it'll fit...


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            An order has been placed for the supply of 1400 new 9mm general service pistols. The value of the order is in the region of €800k. It is expected that the new pistols will be delivered by the end of 2006. The pistols are carried for personal protection on security and regimental duties at home, and on overseas service.
                            http://debates.oireachtas.ie/DDebate...e=1536&Page=17


                            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                            • #15
                              ****, that's cheap
                              Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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