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1 Bob Dillon  Sat, Mar 19, 2011 9:57:55pm

The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge.[1] John M. Browning designed the firearm which was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985. The M1911 is still carried by some U.S. forces. It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Its 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, adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam era.[1] In total, the United States procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols in military contracts during its service life.

A .22? I carried a 9mm in Nam. Outstanding weapon!

2 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate  Sat, Mar 19, 2011 10:54:55pm

re: #1 Bobibutu

Ok, but what kind of cooking pot do you have?! ;)

3 Bob Dillon  Sat, Mar 19, 2011 10:58:42pm

re: #2 Cankles McCellulite

MILSPEC. ;-)

4 researchok  Sun, Mar 20, 2011 3:54:17am

Sorry about the repost- I missed this yesterday.

That'll teach me...


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