46 Defense November 20, 2007 Posted by Murdoc A reporter did a human interest piece on the Texas Rangers. He recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him “Why do you carry a .45?” The Ranger responded “Because they don’t make a .46.” Updated: November 20, 2007 at 12:49 pm ◀ Airmen in Gillie Suits Incident at the Pinedale Shopping Mall ▶ Comments Well, to be fair S&W does make a .46, but it’s a little bulky for a duty rig (.460XVR). Then they skipped right up to .50 with their Model 500, which now comes in a ‘compact’ form. Not advocating for carrying elephant guns, just sayin’… Funny he wasn’t holding out for a .22. After all, that way he could minimize collateral damage. Fortunately in Texas they care more for the lives of their lawmen than they do those of the criminals. In the rest of the country that’s an unfamiliar concept.