1911 guys listen up!

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    You know, there's a reason why the Army stopped using those.
     
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    Because they are too effective???
     
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    Um. NO.

    They were really way too heavy for a sidearm (The MP's had to go to .38 back in the 1980's) and really, Officers only wore them for show.
     
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    Still a nice handgun though.
     
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    it is a free country joe

    so fuck off
     
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    Yep. Because we are far too interested in sharing ammunition diet foreign "allies" we shouldn't even be aligned with (NATO) rather than the effectiveness of a weapon system.

    The 1911 uses a .45 ACP cartridge. The rest of NATO used 9mm. Thsts why we converted to the Berretta M9 (foreign made 9mm) pistol about 25 years ago. It sucks.
     
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    Only problem with a 1911 is that is is not practical for left-handed shooters (like my wife); the safety is on the wrong side.
     
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    It was a pain in the ass to do maintenance on, particularly getting the leaf spring back in. Also way too many small parts they managed to lose while cleaning them. (I always kept an ample supply of replacements.
     

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