Tuesday, February 1, 2011

M1911 Goodness

Utah Legislature Considering Official State Gun

The State of Utah is considering making the M1911 Colt .45 ACP, Pistol the official state pistol! John Moses Browning invented the famous handgun and he was a native of Utah. The Colt .45 has been one of the longest serving military firearms. They were adopted before the First World War and the US Army is still using them today. It is the handgun against which all other handguns are measured.

Its heavy bullet is very dangerous and this gun holds seven of them. Since the pistol was designed for military use it is extremely reliable. There are many hundreds of variations on this weapon, including other calibers and different materials to make the parts. They are still in use today by security guards, police, soldiers and private individuals. They are manufactured in several nations and by many different companies, in a large number of models.

I have owned one for over thirty years and as part of my celebration of the centennial of this gun I want to buy two more, in stainless steel from Smith & Wesson, their M1911. Congratulations to John Browning for a remarkable achievement in firearms technology and thanks to Utah for the recognition of this great American; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.


Bob G. said...

Alwasy thought that TEXAS would lead the way here.
Good to see UTAH on board, esp. w/ the 1911!

A technological breakthrough (thanks to Browning and Colt) in firearms, and a pistol that will never really go "out-of-style".

Our military should have NEVER given them up for the Beretta 92F.
(good to know the SPEC OP guys still prefer the .45ACP)

That's something EVERY state should pursue....an "official state firearm".

That would get Paul Helmke's goat to NO end.

Carry on.

Bunkermeister said...

I think Idaho is going with the spud gun.

California declared a state gun and then banned it. ;)