I’m not going to get into any of the 1911 or .45 ACP controversies in this review. If you think the platform holds no value, move along. If you think it’s the best handgun out there, maybe go shoot some newer pistols. If you fall in the middle, and you understand that every piece of gear has trade-offs, you’re in the right place. The 1911 pistol, and all of its variants, have served in a wide variety of roles over the past 110 years. The handgun saw service in numerous wars, on the hips of police officers, in the hands of competitive shooters, and for the purposes of this article, alongside the boots of backpackers. Defense in the outdoors is a touchy subject with some. Caliber debates are even hotter when talking about defense against animals. Though the .45 ACP is thought by some not to be enough, the long and short of it is that it makes big holes, and comes out of a very shootable platform. Today, we’re going to be looking specifically at the Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator.
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