Colt 1911

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Colt 1911 for sale. The M1911 (also known as Colt 1911, or Colt Government) is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. The pistol’s formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, which was adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era. Designed by John Browning, the M1911 for sale is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. The pistol was widely copied, and this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols. It is popular with civilian shooters in competitive events such as USPSA, IDPA, International Practical Shooting Confederation, and bullseye shooting. Compact variants are popular civilian concealed carry weapons in the U.S. because of the design’s relatively slim width and the stopping power.

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The Colt 1911 for sale pistol is something of a legend. As its names suggests, it was originally developed in 1911, and despite not having changed much since then, it remains a great weapon.

Though produced primarily for military use, the experience of generations of veterans has meant that it has become widely used by civilians as well. In response, almost every major gun manufacturer in America today produces their own version of the pistol, each with their own adaptations and extra features.

To understand why the gun become so popular, and why it is so widely used more than a century after it was first made, I’m going to take a look at the Buy M1911 online history.

The Early Years

Buy Colt 1911 online stretches right back to the 1890s. At that time, a huge variety of revolvers were in use in by the US military, but it was believed that a self-loading pistol was required. The US Army had just adopted two new service rifles (the M1892 and M1895), and wanted a new pistol for use alongside them.

Various trials of self-loading pistols were tried, with the 7.65mm Luger emerging as an early favorite. However, the US experience of fighting Moro guerrillas during the Philippine-American War led to a realization that no handgun then in service was powerful enough for jungle warfare against a foe like the Moros. The specification for the new pistol stated that it should be chambered in “no less than .45 caliber”.

Six manufacturers submitted designs (Colt, Bergmann, DWM, Savage Arms Company, Knoble, Webley, and White-Merrill), and three were eliminated at an early stage. After another series of tests, the Colt design emerged as the winner, not least because of its superior reliability: during one test in 1910, 6 thousand rounds were fired from a single pistol. When it got hot, it was dunked in water to cool it down. Despite this, it never jammed.

The World Wars

The M1911 for sale was formally adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911, and then by the US Navy and Marine Corps in 1913. By the beginning of WW1, more than 68,000 pistols were in service and the huge demand for the new pistol led to contracts being granted to other manufacturers as well. The pistol performed so well during WW1 that there were no huge changes made to its design. Some external changes were made to make the pistol easier to shoot for soldiers with smaller hands and the sights were slightly altered, but the core mechanics of the pistol remained the same. Accordingly, all the 1911s produced to this date have interchangeable parts.

WW2 saw another huge expansion in demand for the 1911. During the war, some 1.9 million pistols were produced by several manufacturers. The wooden grip was replaced with a plastic one to save money, but apart from this the pistol retained its original design.

Despite being an old gun, the Colt 1911 for sale was still one of the best handguns available during WW2, and won many converts. British Commando Troops used them in preference over their standard issue weapons, as did South African Special Forces.

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