Is there really a Debate?
How many other products can youname that maintain devoted ollowingor 100 years? Tink o it, a century o service with no sign o slowing down.Tat alone speaks volumes or the 1911pistol. But the idea that shooters keepbuying pistols o this design is nothingshort o amazing.
One Good Idea
Te 1911 pistol sprang rom sever-al earlier models, all o which showedpromise but came up short one way or another. As John Moses Browningtweaked and changed this part or thatthe nal version came to lie, won thepistol trials and was named the primary sidearm o the U.S. military. Tis allhappened when the cavalry charge wasstill an accepted military tactic.From that one good idea rose anentire industry designed to wring themaximum perormance rom a pistoldesign that by all reports has its short-comings. Still, the idea that no one hasever set a 1911 pistol on a table andsaid, “Tere! It’s done.” is a testament tothose who love the gun and continue torene the inner workings and even theouter prole.
The Test of Time
It has now been 100 years since thedesign was ormalized and presented tothe shootoing public. Oddly there aremore makers o 1911 pistols than inanytime during the previous 99 years.Many o those makers are acing pro-duction backlogs because demand con-tinues to outpace supply. A good pistolrom a good maker is a hot commodity and no one seems to mind that the ba-sic design is 100 years old. It still works.And whether you want a ght-stopperor a tack-driving target pistol, the 1911delivers.
One Little Piece
We can’t hope to capture all that the1911 is on these pages. Entire bookshave been written about the pistol, thiscompany publishes several o them, andthe world has more opinions on the1911 pistol than any other rearm. Butwe can pause or a while to take a look at what many people consider the great-est pistol ever produced. And the morewe look, the more we see.Good Shooting,
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