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I have a lot of experience on the Colt 1911. My name here is 1911 although I know the early S&W better. ;)

This gun is part of our beloved American history. We must honor it for what it accomplished.

The 1911 was issued in 1911. It proved to be a good weapon in the battlefields in WW1. It was designed by John Browning as a reliable semi-auto for hard conditions. It helped to win WW1 as well as WW2. Guys carried them in Vietnam.

My guns were later, but I love and respect the history. It's why I own a few of them.





 

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I have a few more:






I'll mention why The .357 Magnum is also good (#1 and #2 when describing historic handguns).
 

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I have 3rd gens' in all calibers.........But I like my 1911's better......Remember the 1911 in 45acp established it's reputation with HARDBALL ammo.......Worked then-Still does.
 

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Growing up in the 60's & 70's, I always looked forward to the WW2 movies on saturday afternoons. A highlight was spotting a 1911. I always thought it was the coolest pistol made, with the Luger being a close second.
 
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