Because it was our military firearm for
over 75 years. We vets have a familiarity
John Browning created many firearms designs
which remain unequaled to this day. The MA DEUCE,
1911, lever action, to name a couple.
IMHO, the 1911 is his crowning achievement.
It was designed around the .45 ACP, which was
specifically designed to be a man-stopper.
It has grown from it's military roots to be the most
sought after pistol pattern design in the private
sector in history, with over 8 million units made to
Simple, safe,accurate, powerful,dependable,
compact. It just doesn't get any better...