Dating 1911 pistol
Can a 1911 be used as a carry gun?
If you were thinking of getting one for use as a carry gun, here are 6 reasons why it’s a terrible choice. A Gov’t frame 1911 weighs 38 to 42 ounces unloaded. Add 8 rounds of 230-grain hardball to it – 1 oz = 437 grains – and you’re now up to 42 to 46 oz.
What was the original caliber of the 1911?
The pistols 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.
What makes the Colt 1911 so special?
From a top-notch design to excellent manufacturing and outstanding performance, the pistol just plain delivers — from an Armscor economy model all the way up to a Gold Cup Trophy model Colt 1911. Regardless of make or price point, however, every iteration of the iconic pistol holds certain aspects in common, and that’s what we’re looking at today.
What are the selling points of a 1911?
Another selling point is the diversity of the 1911 pistol platform. The original gun was pretty bare-bones. Fixed iron sights, wood grips, grip safety and thumb safety. Insert magazine, charge pistol, point at bad guy and press the trigger - not a complicated system at all.
Can You conceal carry a 1911?
The 1911 is a not a small gun but it is possible to conceal a full size 1911 comfortably. There are a few different options to carry this gun and I will explain these methods and offer some insight from my 15 plus years of carrying a concealed 1911 pistol. I will also discuss 1911 Appendix carry further down in this article.
How much does a 1911 pistol cost?
For the entry-level shooter, 1911 pistols with fewer features and refinements are available at reasonable price points ranging from less than $400 to just under $800, depending on the manufacturer.
Why do so many people have a 1911 pistol?
Take a budget gun and add the bits you want until youve created the gun of your dreams. These are some of the reasons why so many people have one or more 1911 pistols for recreational shooting, personal protection, service use and also sport shooting, as 1911s are very common competition guns.
Is the 1911 a tool gun?
A gun, after all, is a tool, and the years have allowed the 1911 a kind of modularity (at least in a broader sense) unlike any other pistol design. There is a variant for almost anyone.
What makes a 1911 a piece of American culture?
Since it is a uniquely American design - created by John M. Browning, who was a genius when it comes to guns - that makes the 1911 pistol a piece of American culture, for good or ill. Just like the Winchester lever action or Colt Single Action Army, its a piece of Americana.