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  The Sight's M1911 .45 ACP Page
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In 1985, the United States Armed Forces replaced the M1911 with the to the everlasting consternation of 1911 devotees everywhere.
The U.S. was the only NATO country not using a 9mm as the standard issue sidearm and there was a desire to issue a pistol chambered for the ubiquitous 9mm for logistical reasons.
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  Versatile M1911-style handgun and improved magazine for rifles and handguns - Patent 7047686   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The increased diameter of the barrel is accommodated within a standard M1911 slide by routing and thinning the walls of the slide, from the inside, until the barrel fits within the slide in the usual manner.
As a result, the barrel and slide operate as required for the typical M1911 design, but the increased mass of the barrel and relatively decreased mass of the slide result in reduced perceived recoil and muzzle flip when the handgun is fired.
And, the perceived reduced recoil and muzzle flip could be obtained in the described manner and in accordance with the invention for handguns that have a M1911-style appearance and use a cam-operated system rather than a link to provide the required up-and-down movement of the barrel.
www.freepatentsonline.com /7047686.html   (9243 words)

  Colt M1911 | Rifles n Guns
The Colt M1911 was developed as a replacement for the various.38 revolvers being used in the 1890's.
The M1911 weighs approximately 1.1 kilograms in an unloaded condition and measures 8.25 cm in length and 5.25 cm in height.
M1911 fans claim that the handgun has a mystique and aura that is uniquely its own.
www.riflesnguns.com /pistol/colt/m1911   (1502 words)

The M1911 became extremely popular and was subjected to some improvements in the early 1920's.
Intersting enough was that this new firing pin safety actually had a detrimental effect on the trigger pull and was never acceptd by serious shooters looking to achieve the best possible trigger pulls on their handguns.
The M1911 has many moving parts all of which are vital to the guns operation.
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 Colt  M1911
The M1911 is one of the most successful pistol designs in military history.
The M1911 was the standard issue service pistol until 1984, when it began to be replaced by the M9 9mm pistol.
The Colt M1911 became the standard issue pistol for all branches of the U.S. military.
www.efour4ever.com /m1911.htm   (386 words)

 The Browning M1911
It's a M1911A1 US Army 45 Colt made in 1945 by Remington Rand and was destroyed in 2004 after being confiscated in Iraq.
It differs very little from the original M1911 first adopted as the standard-issue handgun in the United States Armed Forces in 1911.
The M1911 was designed by John Moses Browning (1885-1926), an innovative American gunsmith who designed firearms for such names as the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, Colt's Manufacturing Company, and Remington Arms.
www.patricktaylor.com /browning-m1911   (616 words)

The M1911 is a recoil operated, locked breech semi-auto pistol.
The M1911 clones can differ somewhat, for example, they may have widebody frames that can accept a dual stack magazine, or frames made from steel, aluminium alloys or polymer, while some could have Double Action or Double Action Only triggers, ambidextrous safety switches and slide stops, and so on.
The Colt Govt /M1911 is arguably the most popular gun in the world, famous for its reliability, serviceability, and simplicity.
www.freewebs.com /gunsmithcats/M1911.html   (907 words)

 M1911 at AllExperts
The M1911 is the most well-known of John Browning's design to use the short recoil principle in its basic design.
After the Second World War, the M1911 continued to be a mainstay of the United States Armed Forces in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and was even used during Desert Storm in some U.S. Army units.
The M1911 is also extremely popular among the general public in the United States for practical and recreational purposes.
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 "Colt" M1911 Self-loading Pistol
However M1911 stays very popular for it's reliability, good fire accuracy and extremely high penetration effect.
Improved model of the M1911 - the M1911A1 differs in wider front sight, longer hammer spur, shorter trigger, simplified grip panels, longer grip-safety spur and in some other insufficient details.
There is probably no standard bullet-proof vest or helmet, that would save person from M1911 bullet in a short range.
www.enemyforces.com /firearms/colt1911.htm   (767 words)

 The Glock 37 .45 GAP
The 1980s brought the Colt M1911 widespread emulation, for by the end of that decade, more than a dozen makers had copied it and were offering various versions of it.
These are the characteristics that allowed the M1911 to attain legendary status and have since become the criteria used to measure, and thus rate, the capabilities of all fighting handguns.
In comparison to the M1911, the Glock 37's slide is slightly wider (1.125 inches in comparison to.090) but lower in height (.890 inch as opposed to 1.450).
www.handgunsmag.com /featured_handguns/glock37_0305   (2280 words)

 M1911 - FirearmWiki
It was designed by John Browning, and was the primary standard-issue handgun in the combat arm of the United States Armed Forces officially from 1911 to 1985.
The Armed Forces were adopting new firearms at a phenomenal rate — several new handguns and two all new service rifles (the M1892/96/98 Krag and M1895 Navy Lee) rifles, as well as a series of revolvers by Colt and Smith and Wesson for the Army and Navy just in that decade.
Despite its large size and weight, the M1911 has a very flat profile owing to its single stack design, making the gun surprisingly easy to conceal, as it has been by civilians for a century.
firearmwiki.com /mw/index.php?title=M1911   (2858 words)

 M1911 .45 Caliber Semi-Automatic Pistol - Infantry Weapons
The M1911 stemmed from trials held by the United States military in the early part of the 1900s.
After some minor requested adjustments, the M1911 was officially accepted in 1911 as the standard issue sidearm of the United States Army and United States Navy (hence the "1911" in the official designation).
The only other variants of the M1911 pistol include the aforementioned and slightly reworked M1911A1, which was standardized in 1926 and has remained unchanged since.
www.militaryfactory.com /smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=12   (704 words)

 The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site - powered by vBulletin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The proper forum to discuss those interesting Colt M1911 commercial models (those with a "C" in front of the serial number), made before 1945.
The proper forum to discuss the usage of the M1911 in the LE or military circles.
This is the place to discuss about non M1911 firearms, either pistols, revolvers, long guns, etc..
forum.m1911.org   (1697 words)

While the M1911 and variations have rightfully been in the history books for decades, surprisingly, their collectibility didn’t really come of age until the 1970s.
A major M1911 collector has who has been actively collecting Colt semi-auto pistols since 1980 recently told me that it was pretty simple back when he started.
Because M1911 collecting was in its infancy during this time period, with gun shows providing the primary buying/selling venue, those collectors of yesteryear did not have to worry about what today’s collector must take into consideration – refinishing, non-original parts/features, the Internet and possible bad information, emotional auction bidding, and even some out-and-out fakes.
store.bluebookinc.com /NRA/NRAAuction.aspx?id=2   (2289 words)

 M1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1923 the weapon was upgraded with a checkered and arched mainspring housing, a longer grip safety, a longer trigger, and several other minor improvements.
During both world wars the M1911 was made under license by Ithaca, North American Arms, Remington-Rand, Remington-UMC, Singer Sewing Machine Co., Union Switch and Signal, and Springfield Armory.
Production lasted until 1970 and the M1911 is still in active duty with some Reserve and National Guard units today, however, it has been replaced in most units by the M9.
members.aol.com /panzersgt/smallarm/m1911.html   (215 words)

 Hendon Publishing - Article View   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Not all M1911 pistols have the firing pin safety feature, but the SW1911 does, and we recommend it in today’s litigious society where maximum safety is necessary to prevent lawsuits.
The technique of using the M1911 is easily learned, but like all training, it must be ingrained and “hard wired” into the user’s psyche so the M1911’s manual of arms is conducted without conscious thought, and this requires practice until it is learned.
But for the officer who is willing to undertake learning the M1911, the reward is a pistol that remains in use not only by Special Forces, but by many individuals and organizations that consider the M1911 to be the finest combat handgun ever designed.
www.hendonpub.com /secure/articlearchive/details.asp?ID=746   (2429 words)

The history of the Colt M1911 Pistol began in early 1900s, when famous designer John M. Browning began to develop semi-automatic pistols for Colt company.
Most common M1911 clones are manufactured by: Springfield armoury, Les Baer, Kimber, Wilson, STI, Para Ordnance and many, many others.
Technically, the M1911 is a recoil operated, locked breech semi-auto pistol.
www.nazarian.no /wep.asp?id=56&group_id=1&country_id=11&lang=0   (520 words)

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ChdNorm RE:springfield m1911 mod 9 mm 1/8/2004 4:35:45 AM Sprringfield Armory has been making 1911s now for about 20 years.
I think the best way to determine your 1911's year of manufactor would be to contact Springfirld Armory directly and inquire with them using your serial number.
Sam RE:springfield m1911 mod 9 mm 1/9/2004 7:38:25 PM Gee I thought the 9mm version of the M-1911 was the Browning High Power.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/29-1113.aspx   (187 words)

 Index of M1911 and M1911A1 Manufactures
The Original M1911 went into actual production in late 1911 and the first 50 pistols were shipped to Springfield Armory on January 4, 1912.
In 1924 the M1911 was given some upgrades based on feedback from World War I. These changes were first incorporated in pistols made in 1924.
The model M1911 and M1911A1 section is edited by Karl Karash, well known collector and historian on the subject.
coolgunsite.com /collectors_guide.htm   (3616 words)

 Modern Firearms - Handguns - Colt Government model / M1911
Most common M1911 clones are manufactured by: Springfield armoury, Les Baer, Kimber, Wilson, STI, Para Ordnance and many, many others.
Technically, the M1911 is a recoil operated, locked breech semi-auto pistol.
In the end, i must say that this article is very incomplete, since the Colt Gov't / M1911 is probably the most popular pistol in the world.
world.guns.ru /handguns/hg04-e.htm   (1023 words)

 The M-1911 Pistols Organization
An on-line encyclopedia with information related to the M-1911 pistol, in a reference-style site.
A Forums site where you may discuss anything related to the M1911 pistol with other members.
An electronic publication with all the latest news on the M1911 pistol, reviews of new M1911s etc.
www.m1911.org   (315 words)

 The Sight M1911A1 - The Sight's 1911 .45 ACP Site
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Created by John M. Browning at the turn of the Twentieth Century, the 1911 was the climax of a series of autoloader designs which culminated in the adoption by the Army of the M1911 in the year from which it took its name.
It also shows us how the Army expected soldiers to be trained with the M1911 in the WWII era.
www.sightm1911.com /1911_main.htm   (738 words)

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The M1911 Colt.45 Automatic Pistol is one of the most successful designs in the history of firearms.
The M1911 and M1911A1 pistols served as the primary U.S. military sidearm for about 80 years through two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and countless other engagements.
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