This handgun is modeled after the Colt Model 1911, designed by John Moses Browning with the current requirements of the U.S. Army. On March 29, 1911, this pistol was selected as the official sidearm for all U.S. military personnel.
I suffer from an acquired distrust of semi-auto pistols, one that undoubtedly springs from an unfortunate encounter I had some 20 years ago with an old European cavalry pistol.
For some reason, I’ve had this deeply held belief that a 1911 shouldn’t be a noob’s first gun.
It’s an expensive, complex gun with a large and powerful caliber round that spits forth from it. While I’ve shot 1911s on many occasions, I’ve yet to put one through the tests.