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M1911 .45 ACP

Legendary US .45 caliber 1911 handgun. Classic model. Studio shot.
Posted: August 25, 2017 at 1:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The M1911 is a classic firearm that has been experienced by many users. We look at the history and where it came from, who made it, and why Americans used the M1911.

The M1911 was made in 1911 by John Browning. It was used in World War 1, World War 2, Korea War, Vietnam, and it is still used today. The M1911 was used for all four branches of the military. The .45 was a standard sidearm from 1911 to 1985. The .45 became a favorite to the American servicemen and Law Enforcement who used it.

During World War 1 it was put to the test by Sergeant Alvin York, six German soldiers’ attacked him, and the .45 worked like no other weapon he used before, the six soldiers were stopped in their tracks. This weapon is one of the most successful guns. It is still the second longest serving pistol in the United States. Other countries also enjoy this gun too.

The .45 is used in 28 nations like Canada, South Korea, Norway and the Philippines. The .45 is a semi automatic pistol; it holds seven bullets in the magazine or 8 depending on if a bullet is in the chamber. The gun is accurate and very powerful; one round will bring an enemy down. The .45 has a bigger round and a heavier round than the 9mm. The gun is a little heavier than the 9mm and a little bigger, but it feels right in the hands. Some people say the 9mm is better because it can hold more bullets, but if you are a good shot, you don’t need more bullets.

If you know how to shoot and the way it handles, I recommend getting the M1911 if is for self-defense. The military should use something that has more rounds in it, but also a stronger bullet. You can shoot 1000 rounds before cleaning it; the weapon is very easy to clean. It’s only about six steps to take all the essential parts off, and it is easy to put back together. I recommend starting with a Glock or a 9mm if you are a beginner shooter. Ammunition is cheap and easier to shoot.

The military used the M1911 over 70 years, and they were thinking about putting the weapon back into service. If the military does decide to bring back the weapon into full service, then the M1911 .45 ACP would be a good gun to have around because it has been tested in combat.

The .45 is a man’s gun, and it is an expensive weapon. It is a great gun for home defense. Other countries buy the weapon, and it is highly used nationwide. The .45 is a well-built firearm and should always be around.

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