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The History of 1911 Pistols
Springfield Armory and Browning have a rich tradition of creating quality firearms, and the 1911 Pistol is no exception. One of John Browning's most famous designs, the 1911 Pistol became a standard-issue firearm for the U.S. armed forces in 1911 and kept that title till 1985. The 1911 pistol was initially adopted by the US Army in 1911, while the Navy and Marine Corps made it their standard issue pistol in 1913. By the time the US entered World War I just four years later, there had already been nearly 70,000 1911 pistols delivered to the armed forces.
After its use in the first World War, several subtle modifications were made to the original design in 1924, largely to make it easier to use for those with smaller hands. For instance, 1911 pistols were given a shorter trigger. Over the next decade a few more small changes were made, but the essence of the gun remained the same as it continued its tenure as the standard issue pistol of the US armed forces throughout World War II. During the war, nearly 2 million 1911 pistols were procured by the American government for service usage.
Modified versions of the 1911 are still used today by the U.S. military and various law enforcement agencies. You can also find civilian models of 1911 pistols made by big names in firearms manufacturing, like Colt and Taurus.
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