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The Colt 1911 Pistol [NOOK Book]

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First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945), the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day. In fact, the M1911 has seen a resurgence among US Special Operations units, as US Marine MARSOC and MEUSOC personnel are...
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The Colt 1911 Pistol

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Overview

First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945), the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day. In fact, the M1911 has seen a resurgence among US Special Operations units, as US Marine MARSOC and MEUSOC personnel are issued current generation 1911-type pistols.

In addition, the pistol has seen service with famous law enforcement agencies such as the Shanghai Municipal Police, LAPD Swat and Texas Rangers. Nearly a century after its introduction, the M1911 Pistol remains a popular design and is now produced by virtually every major firearms manufacturer doing business in the USA.

In this new volume, handgun expert Leroy Thompson sheds new light on the development, history and use of this revolutionary handgun, complete with specially-commissioned artwork depicting the firing process and cutaway profile of the gun, as well as its use in various theaters of war.


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Editorial Reviews

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"Author Leroy Thompson tells us the story of the Model 1911 from its inception to today's use. This includes all of the different variations and improvements made to the gun in the last 100 years. It is truly staggering the number of types made and the huge number of places and companies who made these pistols. It all makes for another superb book and if you are interested in weapons, then this book is very much a must have. Highly recommended. " -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849088367
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Series: Weapon , #9
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 346,919
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Leroy Thompson trained and advised military and police special operations units around the world focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had 38 books published and more recent titles include The Hostage Rescue Manual, The Counterinsurgency Manual and Secret Techniques of the Elite Forces. He has also had various firearms books published including Great Combat Handguns. He has also appeared as an weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC.


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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Development 7

A Heavy-Caliber Automatic

Use 25

The 1911 Goes to War

Impact 60

The Ultimate manstopper

Select Bibliography 79

Index 80

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    THE BEST HANDGUN EVER!!

    The 1911 is the best handgun ever. It has been around for 100 years. In another book I have the final quote in the sample is" I may like the (insert model here), but we will see what happens in 100 years. (Classic Combat Handguns)

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    Posted March 12, 2012

    Want to talk.

    Want to talk with any one about cod zombies. Call of duty zobies first result

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