posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 09:57 PM
reply to post by ZindoDoone
Well , my Favorite would have to be the M1911 Colt Pistol . One of the Most Beautifully made Handguns for it's time in the World .
John M. Browning designed the M1911 in response to the Army's need for a pistol with greater stopping-power following the Army's experience with
close-in combat during the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1901). The M1911A1 model recoil semi-automatic adopted in 1926, was the standard personal
defense weapon carried by officers and team leaders of all services during World War I, World War II, and Korea. Production was ended in 1945. The
M1911 has a rich military heritage, was very reliable, and the weapon of choice for use in close quarters. It was used up until 1984, when it began to
be replaced by the more modern M9 9mm Pistol. The M1911A1 .45 cal. pistol is a magazine-fed semi-automatic recoil-operated single-action hand gun. It
uses a .45 cal. rimless cartridge in a seven-round magazine. It fires one round each time the trigger is squeezed, once the hammer is cocked by prior
action of the slide or thumb. This design is referred to as "single-action". The thumb safety may only be activated once the pistol is cocked.