M1911 is a world widely used firearm, serving since 1911 to present.
The M1911 is a semi-automatic, recoil-operated, better performance, single-action, magazine-fed pistol for legal use. 2.7 million Pieces of this pistol have been built up to now, and some are very likely to be built for the future. It’s very light, just 1,1o5 gram and its 8.25 inch long. It has several barrel lengths like 5.03 inch, 4.25 inch and 3.5 inch. .45 ACP is its cartridge and it can shoot with 825 ft. /s muzzle speed.
M1911 is designed by one of the gifted designers, John Browning, in the world of firearms. He has designed as much as 15 guns of every types of his time. And M1911 is just one of his many designs manufactured by his own company, Browning Arms Company in 1911 to till now. It has gone through a world of modifications and is appreciated by and connected with a world of national, international, legal and illegal forces and individuals.
UK Royal Air Force, South Korean Air Force, German Volkssturn, Argentina, Brazil, Hellenic Army of Greece, Philippine Armed Forces, Indonesian Army, Chinese Army, Turkish Land Force and around thirty other national forces use/used this semi-automatic pistol happily. In service it has served in the World War I, the World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Persian Gulf War and many other minor wars, and is still is in use in 50-60 nations.
Under Title VIII of the Division C (DoD Appropriations Act), as part of the Continuing Resolution (CRomnibus), Congress made it very clear that none of the funds were to be used to dispose of older-style and much beloved military rifles and handguns. Also included is a mention of small arms ammunition. While this text has […]
Earlier this year, the author sampled a Steyr S9-A1, an Austrian-made striker fired pistol with a polymer frame. On the surface, that sounds a lot like a Glock, but Steyr is a much older manufacturer that has made everything from straight pull and bolt action rifles in the early 20th century to futuristic pieces like […]
The Modular Handgun System (MHS) has been requested by the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey and the Project Manager Soldier Weapons via solicitation W15QKN15R0002. The contract is an IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) with a first article test required by the government from the vendor. Even though the announcement is not a formal solicitation, but a request for […]
Accurately defined as a gem in the arsenal of American firearms manufacturing, Wilson Combat Firearms has been around for almost forty years in their legacy as America’s premier gun and rifle producer. With humble origins and top-quality products, this firearms manufacturing unit continually crafted some of the finest weapons made from the best parts. Wilson […]
Background of the Colt’s Manufacturing Company One of the most renowned firearms manufacturing company in the world is the Colt’s Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Hartford, in the United States. It is ranked as one of the premier manufacturers of handguns, revolvers, rifles, pistols and customized firearms in the world. The Colt’s Manufacturing Company boasts of […]
The reliability and accuracy in handguns came into existence with the arrival of the Kimber 1911 series. These pistols marked a significant event in the history of hand-held weapons. They are high-end handguns and favorites with competitive shooters and law enforcement officers alike. The Kimber 1911 series provides reliable, handy and effective handgun pistols with […]
SIG Sauer recently unveiled their newest pistol, the striker-fired Model 320. A reader, knowing that the author was impressed with their 1911s asked if this new model was an improvement. We told him that they seemed like a well-built pistol and hope to review one in the future, but following up their classic “P-series” models […]
The Wilson Combat CQB M1911 is a modern variation of the pistol that has been around for over 100 years. It has seen service with the armed forces of as many as 75 different countries and has been in the US arsenal since the year for which it was named. At last count about 40 […]