Force Recon - M4s - Eotech
photo credit : U.S. Marine Corps
Force Recon Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) fire M4A1 carbines fitted with Eotech 553 holographic sights. Bote the .45ACP MEU(SOC) pistols carried by the Force Recon Marines. The MEU(SOC) is a modified 1911 pistol that has been the Force Recon sidearm of choice for decades. This photo was taken in 2005 when the above Marines would have been with the 26th MEU(SOC)'s Maritime Special Purpose Force (MSPF) Force Recon Platoon, acting as the MSPF's direct action element. The MSPF concept has since been superceded by the Maritime Raid Force (MRF).