A United States defense standard, often called a military standard, "MIL-STD", "MIL-SPEC", or (informally) "MilSpecs", is used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Standardization is beneficial in achieving interoperability, ensuring products meet certain requirements, commonality, reliability, total cost of ownership, compatibility with logistics systems, and similar defense-related objectives.
Defense standards are also used by other non-defense government organizations, technical organizations, and industry. This article discusses definitions, history, and usage of defense standards. Related documents, such as defense handbooks and defense specifications, are also addressed.

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    Springfield Mil Spec Defender value

    Hey everyone, I'm considering selling my Springfield 1911 Mil Spec Defender in .45acp. I'm not sure what would be reasonable of me to ask for it, its only shot about 3 boxes of ammo, has 2 extra mags, and about 150 rounds of RNFMJ for target practice. If anyone has an idea please let me know! I...
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