Is the 1911 pistol past its prime, or comfortably settling into its second century of service?

Read on to find out the author’s opinion on this topic and enjoy the full read over at The Armory Life website.

As I write this, a cocked and locked 1911 .45 rides in a leather holster at my hip. To read some of the gun magazines and gun forums these days, this would mark me as a boomer who can’t grasp the advantages of smaller, lighter polymer 9mm pistols that hold more cartridges. The question is, is the 1911 an ancient artifact that needs to ride off into the sunset?



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