M-1911 .45 Caliber Pistol

SPECIFICATIONS
Caliber: .45 mm
Length: 8.5 inches
Barrel: 5 inches
Rifling: 6 groove, left hand
Capacity: 7 rounds per clip

The M-1911 was developed specifically because while fighting the Moro's in the Philippines , in 1911. The Army's then sidearm, the .38 caliber pistol, could not stop the Moro's. The M-1911 was accurate for close in fighting. There was 2.7 million produced by the end of WWII. A shortened barrel of only 4.25 inches was next introduced. This writer carried a .45 during the Battle at LZ Albany. I also carried four ammo pouches, filled with full clips of .45 ammo. After I was shot and wounded, I passed out all the extra ammo to those inside our small defensive perimeter.