Happy Birthday Model 1911 and Thank You John Moses Browning
Today is the 100th birthday of the Model 1911 semi-automatic handgun. Perfected by Mr. John Moses Browning and officially adopted on this day by the US Military: March 29, 1911. I’m into the shooting sports as some of you may know and I thoroughly enjoy my 1911, a Springfield Armory “Loaded” Model, which comes with the latest improvements to the 1911, but the same basic function and design remains the same. Chambered in .45 ACP, this pistol is a pleasure to own and shoot, as any 1911 owner will tell you. Do yourself a favor and don’t get a 1911 owner start waxing rhapsodic about it. You will either be bored to tears, or you will go out and get on yourself.
Here’s a great video on the 1911, made by one of my favorite YouTube shooters, Hickok 45, a high school history teacher who does a great job featuring various firearms, in an enjoyable way.
And here’s a little video I shot out at my gun range this weekend, in which you can see my 1911.