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|The Colt M1911A1 is regarded by many as the most successful semi-automatic pistol design of her time seeing consistent action in conflicts during the 1900's.
The Colt model M1911 series of pistols is one of the most successful small arms designs of the
20th Century - and in all of warfare history for that matter. The handgun has been produced in quantity in the United States,
Argentina and Norway (the latter two under license production as the m/1914 and the Model 1927 respectively) and was fielded
in both World Wars and many of the major and minor conflicts of the century - eventually becoming a commercial success for
the Colt concern.
The M1911 continues service in many forms today (2012) and is still a favorite among sporting, security and casual operators the world over. The M1911 was a design by famed American gunsmith John Browning and was based on his earlier Model 1900 design. By 1905, the system was refined to the point it could compete for government contracts. With so many like-minded
automatic weapons companies vying for such lucrative government deals with the US military, it was decided that all interested
parties should compete through trials to be had in 1907. The requirement of the government was for a modern, semi-automatic
pistol capable of firing the lethal 230gr bullet - a bullet which had already been made for another Colt product. By the end of
the trials, only the Colt M1911 remained against a Savage sidearm with Colt eventually earning the US military deal.
The Colt M1911 was chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge and this was fed from a stout 7-round detachable box magazine.
The large, man- stopping rounds promoted an equally large pistol grip (which housed the magazine) and filled up the firing hand rather
completely. Muzzle velocity was listed at 380 ft/lb offering up the required man-stopping capability that went on to be a staple of the
pistol's service record. Additionally, the pistol proved to be wholly reliable and robust even in the heat-of-battle, qualities that would
ensure its survival through the countless conflicts it would be featured in.
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