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Old 08-11-2010, 02:05 PM   #11
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A 1911, regardless of who makes it, is based on the design by John Browning, for the US Military. The design was adopted by the US Army in the year 1911, which is where the name came from. The original design was changed slightly following World War 1, becoming the military designation 1911-a1, but still functioned the same.

A 1911 must be a semi-automatic, blow-back design, with grip safety, thumb safety, slide lock, and single action trigger. This web site may be beneficial for you; http://www.m1911.org/full_history.htm

The basic design is a time and combat proven one, which has enjoyed a rebirth of popularity in recent years. The reason is, I believe, that the .45 acp is a very effective combat round, especially when compared with the smaller, but faster 9mm NATO. The .45 vs. 9mm debate is an ongoing dispute by those who advocate their favorite.

The 1911 was designed to be carried with a round in the chamber, "cocked & locked" with the thumb safety engaged. The Army brass of the day was horrified at seeing a handgun with a cocked hammer, because until that time their experience had been with revolvers. They accepted the gun, but ordered they be carried with an empty chamber, and in some cases without a magazine inserted into the grip.

Many options and design variations have become available since the pistol's rebirth and can be compared to the "small block Chevrolet" engine with all of the options and modifications available.

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The 1911 is "not" a blow-back design. It is a recoil operated, locked breech design.

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The 1911 is "not" a blow-back design. It is a recoil operated, locked breech design.

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Lord knows I wouldn't want to shoot a blow-back .45 myself...
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Lord knows I wouldn't want to shoot a blow-back .45 myself...
For some reason....I keep seeing visions of HiPoint.....in .45ACP
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For some reason....I keep seeing visions of HiPoint.....in .45ACP
And the slide would have to weigh as much as the bumper of a 72 Buick deuce and a quarter...
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And the slide would have to weigh as much as the bumper of a 72 Buick deuce and a quarter...
That is exactly what the slide on my Hi-Point weighs. In fact, it is probably made from melted down bumper of a '72 Buick...
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