M1911 .45 Caliber U.S. Military Pistol, nickel finish with wood grips. #22-1227N.
M1911 .45 US Military Pistol, Nickel, Wood Grips
- Our non-firing replica of this iconic pistol--the official sidearm issued to U.S. military troops from 1911 to 1985--have the heft of the original, with functional loading and firing mechanisms. 8.5 inches long. Nickel finish with wood grips.
HISTORY: When it comes to American military weapons, the M1911 was GI Joe's gun for most of a century. Since the days of the Old West, .45 caliber pistols have helped to shape U.S. history. Here is yet another American .45 caliber pistol from the pages of history. The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic pistol that fires the .45 ACP cartridge. The self-loading design pioneered by Hiram Maxim in 1880 was the first to use recoil energy from firing a bullet to reload. Maxim's design was the model for the short-recoil firing system at the heart of the M1911 and most modern centerfire pistols.
But it was John Browning's design for the sturdy and dependable M-1911 that aced the exhaustive performance trials of 1910 and paved the way for the M-1911 to become the standard-issue side arm for United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985, seeing action in both World Wars, the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War.