1911 best handgun in Afghanistan

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  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, that's what this report says, which I posted in our Military forum HERE. Scroll down to US Weapons, and check out item #7.
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    I don't know if they'll replace the Beretta any time soon. But more parts of the US military still use the 1911 than I previously thought.
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    Not the least bit surprised. Thanks for posting.
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The design of the 1911 was based upon the need for a pistol that would stop a Moro warrior. These Phillipine tribesmen would wrap leather around their limbs, get stoned, and enter an altered state of consciousness with a religious ritual.

    Yeah, it should work for an Arab tribesman who wraps a diaper around their head, gets stoned, and enters an altered state of consciousness through a close encounter with a camel.
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