“Two world wars!” This is a statement you’ll often hear from 1911 fans who think the platform is still the best. This is in reference to the service that the 1911 saw in both the first and second world wars. The statement has become somewhat of a joke, as we all know the pistol didn’t actually win either of those wars, but I actually find that the words do the classic firearm a disservice. The 1911 has seen far more action than just two world wars. I’d like to take time to give credit to the 110 year-old design that just won’t quit. Sit back, enjoy some butterscotch hard candies, and listen to a tale that spans a century. This is the history of the Colt 1911.
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