M1911 pistol

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The M1911 pistol is an innovative pistol designed by American gunsmith John Browning, for the United States Army.[1]

The original design fired large forty-five caliber bullets.[1] The large bullets were designed to stop resistance fighters fighting American occupiers in the Philippines, with a single bullet, if they were charging Americans armed with a machete.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The History of the 1911 Pistol: A detailed look into the history of John M. Browning's classic design". http://www.browning.com/library/infonews/detail.asp?ID=301. Retrieved 2011-05-28.  mirror