Custom 1911 Pistol – The History of the 1911 Pistol
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the United States Government saw as famous armourers Steyr, Luger, Mauser or Glisenti were admired for their latest generation semiautomatic weapons being declared regulations in several countries of the old continent, while there the Old revolver Colt Model 1892.
Due to this circumstance, the Army General Staff decided to call a contest to equip its troops with a weapon more in line with those times. All the world-renowned signatures were presented to this competition.
Between 1906 and 1907, the pertinent tests were carried out with several guns of the aforementioned armourers, emphasizing from the beginning the Browning Model 1905, which was demanded several modifications that were carried out between 1908 and 1910. Finally in 1911 took place the great final between the Colt, designed by Browning, and the Savage; The choice opted for the Colt pistol. Thus, concretely the 29 of March of 1911, was declared regulation to endow the American Armed Forces in caliber 45 ACP.
Browning solves the problem with a solution that will be used thereafter by all manufacturers of powerful cartridge guns. It allows the barrel to move back into the frame instead of being fixed, thus the barrel recovers attached to the slide (the barrel and slider are said to be pinched) with the cap protected in the chamber to a point where the bullet Has already left the barrel releasing much of the pressure and then the barrel stops releasing the slide that continues back and performs the usual cycle of ejection of the bushing, feeding, and cocking of the weapon, returning by effect of the internal spring the whole its original position. This system is often referred to as a Browning locking automation system while the former system with a fixed barrel and movable slider is called a mass inertia automation system.
The three pistols were once the brand new model Custom 1911 Classic .45 ACP Match Grade for less price and two variants of the freshly placed successor of the already mentioned
The two high-priced pistols hold also on closer inspection, what the first impression promises: Clean processed and absolutely slag-free fitted, only the mainspring housing is a little too far out of the handle. The 1911 Classic Match Grade also consists of the “slag test” without causing any telltale noise.
At the shooting range, technical problems with the pistol occurred in 9 mm Para. Since the reason for this could not be clarified with the manufacturer in the short time, the testers waived the precision test of this model. The two 45 pistols were shot both from the Ransom rest, as well as from the hand shot, trouble-free their service. The 1911 Classic Match Grade with a diameter of 23 millimeters, which was less expensive but was slightly less attractive to the other laboratories.
The pistol lay well in his hand. Grip and checkering offered comfortable and with very well grip. All control elements can be reached and operated comfortably with the shooting hand. The high-visibility of custom 1911 allows quick target detection and has adequate windmills between the rear sight and the grain.
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