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A History of the The 1911 Pistol

Unless you are new to the realm of firearms, you’ve probably heard of and likely even fired a 1911 pistol. This .45 caliber pistol was patented by John Browning at the turn of the century as a recoil-operated autoloader mechanism, which has served as the model for pretty much every other centerfire autoloading pistol designed thereafter. If you own a…