There are tons of semi-automatic pistols nowadays. Tons. And there are tons of different manufacturers. But few are as iconic or groundbreaking as the Colt M1911. Funny thing, despite being built by Colt Manufacturing, this pistol was engineered and designed by the one, the only, THE John Browning.Say what you will about the beauty designed by Mr. Browning, and you can rail on and on about how super geared up your new tactical Hi-Point is, but for a gun that was designed and built in 1911, we think the M1911 model has done pretty well for itself even when put up against modern-day firearms.Ask any veteran of World War 1 through Vietnam, what pistol they thoroughly enjoyed having. Whether stopping charging Japanese banzai attacks, German SS troops on what was basically meth or clearing tunnels in Vietnam, the M1911 made a statement. Usually, that statement came as a hole in the body of your enemy, roughly 11.5mm in diameter. That's a pretty large sized wound channel, and we all know what that means. That's right, we can make the grass grow.
The truth of the matter is, no matter how "Tacti-Cool" your new piece is, you've gotta give credit where credit is due regarding the M1911. As great as other guns are, how many of them have been around since 1911? Not many. The kill tally that the M1911 has racked up is quite impressive and there's a lot of greenery around because of it.We're not saying it's the best gun on the market, but you'd be hard pressed to find another semi-auto pistol that is as definitive and iconic as the M1911.
So as technology increases and firearms become better and better, some people may forget where it all started. The M1911, the definitive pistol of several generations, still putting in work to this very day, droppin' bodies and attractin' hotties.