First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during the world wars, the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day. In fact, the M1911 has seen a resurgence amongst US Special Operations units as US Marine MARSOC and MEUSOC personnel are issued current generation 1911-type pistols. In addition the pistol has seen service with famous law enforcement agencies such as the Shanghai Municipal Police, LAPD Swat and Texas Rangers. Nearly a century after its introduction, the M1911 pistol remains a popular design and is now produced by virtually every major firearms manufacturer doing business in the USA.an unpopular weapon. ... for the .45 ACP round, including the Ingram M6 and M10, the recent HK UMP, the Argentine M57 HalcA³n and the Brazilian M/50. ... Designed for inexpensive mass production, the Liberator had only 23 parts, most of them stamped. ... would, theoretically, use the pistol to kill a German or Japanese soldier so his weapon could be taken. ... cases, and an instruction sheet in cartoon form intended to negate the need to translate instructions into different languages.
|Title||:||The Colt 1911 Pistol|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2012-01-01|