From Hickok45, “Shooting and showing a Classic U.S. Military 1911 made by Remington Rand in 1943. Hope you get the opportunity to fire one of these some day. It’s hard to convey how special it is to enjoy something so historic. Gun shops are full of cool 1911s, and they are great fun to shoot; however, even shooting a Custom Ed Brown or Wilson Combat does not match the experience of holding and shooting an old USGI model.”
- Millions have been made in recent years and looking at the introduction of various models and new chamberings, its not likely the platform is going away.
- Hickok45 somehow managed to wrangle in a set of the pistols, one in the original as-adopted 1911 form and the 1911A1 that served well through World War II and beyond.
- The base 1911 was changed only slightly. The trigger was shortened, finger reliefs were added by the trigger, an enlarged mainspring housing, and a slightly extended grip safety were the most obvious.
“Despite its detractors, the 1911 continues to solider on in the shooting world. Millions have been made in recent years and looking at the introduction of various models and new chamberings, its not likely the platform is going away.”