Most Influential Pistol

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Shihan, Feb 25, 2011.

Most Influential Pistol

Poll closed Mar 2, 2011.
  1. Broom handle Mauser

    9.4%
  2. 1911

    71.9%
  3. HooRay Beer!

    18.8%
  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Which Pistol was most influential?

    C96 "Broom Handle" Mauser

    or

    M1911


    This is between these two. Others may follow.
     
  2. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    John Moses Browning for the win.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The tilting barrel, locked breech design was the basis for most semi-auto pistols to follow.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Considering the number of 1911's produced today vs the C-96, and the number of other pistol designs that have copied portions of the 1911,

    I would have to say that it is not the Broomhandle.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Is this even a question?
     
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The C96 Holster doubled as a Butt Stock!! Loved by Churchill. Was still used by the Russians in Afghanistan.

    Mauser had a much cooler moustache than Browning.:cool:
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    You made it a tough choice between beer and 1911. Can you redo this in a multiple choice?
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    well in all honesty han solo used a c96 broomhandle mauser... its close but i had to vote 1911
     
  9. Samples.32

    Samples.32 New Member

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    Neither. The second most copied handgun in the world is the CZ 75 The only reason that the 1911 is the most copied is because it had a HUGE head start.
     
  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No one said most copied. The C96 was a favorite of Lawrence of Arabia and was used to kill the last Czar.

    You can always choose HooRay Beer!!:D
     
  11. Samples.32

    Samples.32 New Member

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    Influential would relate to copied would it not :p okay okay I am going for beer, but CZ better be in the next running
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Without the 1911 there would be no CZ 75, and most of the rest of the autoloading pistols on this planet.

    The 1911 was so perfect that when FN was forced to commission Sauive to finish the Hi Power design, he had to wait for the patents on Browning's 1911 design to expire before he could continue. By copying it.

    JD
     
  13. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Wish they had tests like this in High School!!
     
  14. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Which one is still being produced by the millions?

    That said, I don't own either one! :eek:
     
  15. whistlindixie

    whistlindixie New Member

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    Not necessarily copied. . . I'd say emulated or even used as inspiration or as a basis, maybe. Copied is not influence, but reverse engineering, making money off someone's design. Influence would be taking a product and changing it to fit your needs or improving on it.
    Just my $.02
     
  16. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Can I choose 2?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Samples.32

    Samples.32 New Member

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    I condemn your logic.
     
  18. Samples.32

    Samples.32 New Member

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    Both CZ clones, and 1911s are being produced by the millions :p I own both... actually more than one of each.
     
  19. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    i'm biased, i have to go with the broom handle. my grandfather brought it back from the war. awesome feel, original holster with wooden stock attached.

    i believe it's the greatest pistol that i have ever been able to hold. i think the story was that it came off a Nazi Captain, POW. IDK that for sure.
     
  20. Entelzha

    Entelzha New Member

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    Too right!
    But I would have to say that in the overall scope, The P-35 Browning Hi-Power would have a slight edge over the 1911a1