M1911 Colt

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In us pistol m1911.jpg
PzB (PanzerBüchse) 39
Type Semi-automatic Pistol
Caliber .45 cal
Feed System 7 Round Box Magazine
Muzzle Velocity 280m/s
Maximum Effective Range


The M1911 is the prototypical American pistol of the 20th century, enjoying 74 years as the official sidearm of the United States Armed Forces. As is common with U.S. military designations, the 1911 in its name indicates the year it was officially adopted as standard issue.

Designed by John M. Browning, the M1911 uses a .45 caliber ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) round in a semi-automatic firing system. These specifications were mandated by John T. Thompson after testing new pistol designs to replace the poorly performing Colt M1892, whose .38 caliber Long Colt rounds lacked the stopping power needed during the Philippine-American War.

During WWII, about 1.9 million newly (1924) designed M1911A1s were purchased by the U.S. military from five major U.S. weapons manufacturers. So many were procured that after 1945, the U.S. military stopped buying pistols altogether, and simply relied on existing inventories to refurbish M1911s when needed.

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See Also

Infantry Weapons of Battleground Europe

American Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · BAR · M1903 Springfield · M1A1 Thompson · Mk 2 Fragmentation_Grenade · M8 Smoke Grenade · M1911 Colt

British Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · Bren Mk II LMG · Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I · M1928 Thompson · No.36 Mills Bomb · No.77 Smoke Grenade · Webley Pistol

French Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · FM 1924/29 LMG · Fusil MAS mle 1936 · MAS. 38 · Grenade à main offensive modèle 1915 · Grenade fumigène · Pistolet mle 1935S

German Weapons

Panzerbüchse 39 · MG-34 · Karabiner 98k · MP-40 · Stielhandgranate 24 · Nebelhandgranate 39 · Luger P08

Universal Weapons

Ammo Resupply Pack · Combat Knife · Satchel Charge