Medium: This Pistol Has Fought in Every American War For a Century

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This Pistol Has Fought in Every American War For a Century“, Medium, 8/19/2013.

The response of some weapons designers might have been to develop a fully automatic gun. If one bullet wouldn’t stop the enemy, three might. That would be the argument of a disposable, consumerist culture of overabundance, but we weren’t there yet. The 1911 was frugal with the bullets, but the ones it dished out really did the job.

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