Re: M16 Revisited..... ( 1 )
I recall the 3-prong suppressor being modified by the closed 'pipe coupling' looking device so it wouldn't catch in the brush (bush)...I have heard remarks from troops using the Beretta side arm that it not having the 'knock-down' power of the replaced, .45 1911...I remember the story about the .45 having replaced the military .38 for that same reason----I think it was in the Philippines and hassling with the Morro tribesman...anyone recall that part of history??? Chief
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John M. Browning designed the M1911 in response to the Army's need for a pistol with greater stopping-power following the Army's experience with close-in combat during the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1901). The M1911A1 model recoil semi-automatic adopted in 1926, was the standard personal defense weapon carried by officers and team leaders of all services during World War I, World War II, and Korea. Production was ended in 1945. The M1911 has a rich military heritage, was very reliable, and the weapon of choice for use in close quarters. It was used up until 1984, when it began to be replaced by the more modern M9 9mm Pistol. The M1911A1 .45 cal. pistol is a magazine-fed semi-automatic recoil-operated single-action hand gun. It uses a .45 cal. rimless cartridge in a seven-round magazine. It fires one round each time the trigger is squeezed, once the hammer is cocked by prior action of the slide or thumb. This design is referred to as "single-action". The thumb safety may only be activated once the pistol is cocked.