M1911 100th Anniversary

In honor of yesterday’s anniversary of the U.S. Army officially adopting the 1911 pistol exactly 100 years ago:

Hickok45 takes a look at some different 1911s:

Makes me sort of wish I didn’t sell my Springfield Loaded 1911-A1. Note that I said “sort of”.  It’s probably good I got rid of it when I did because there was so much pitting, and the gun was only a few years old. (Pictured left is the exact model I had… Easy on the eyes, hard on the heart)


4 responses to “M1911 100th Anniversary”

  1. Great video by Mr .45 yet again. He’s a bit of a legend himself.

  2. El Duderino Avatar
    El Duderino

    I have a Loaded Stainless. I like it, but am not happy with the semigloss black finish. I swear anything will chip it. Krylon metal furniture paint is more durable than whatever Springfield used.

  3. Speaking of 1911s, dunno if you’ve noticed yet but the Coonan Model B .357 Magnum is back in production. I think that’s pretty exciting news but no one seems to be talking about it. Something worth mentioning on the blog?

  4. That one guy Avatar
    That one guy

    Good ol 1911. The AK of handguns, you’re super reliable and are the base for many many other types of weapons (Custom and otherwise), and yet you’re plenty deadly on your won (Twin .45 automatics, favored by many criminals). Your caliber may be giant and old, but it’s a class of it’s own. You may be heavy and hold only seven shots, but every shot will fire and hit it’s mark. And you age in the most awesome way possible, for when your innards wear down you somehow become a burst-firing machine.

    Good ol 1911. Glock can suck it lol.

    My brother has one of them RIA 1911’s and he cherishes it more than any other weapon he’s had. He keeps it doused in oil, has never dropped it, and keeps it loaded (but not chambered) with hydro-shocks. Glaser rounds will replace them when he has the money :P