2004 Class Pistol

The Colt 1911 model holds a unique place in the history of combat arms as the sidearm of choice of such great leaders as Eisenhower and MacArthur.  Just as our crest, laser engraved in the exotic tulipwood grips, reflects the trials and tribulation of our four years at the academy, so too does our class pistol.  As our experience at the academy will remain forever etched in our hearts and minds so is the distinct engraving forever etched in the slide.  The stainless steel slide is strong and durable as are the ties that bind us.  It is the proper mix between functionality and grace that so distinguishes our class as leaders within the Corps and as future Army officers.