Gordon's Gun Closet #3: M1911

- Published Wed, Apr 6, 2016 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

If the Colt New Service is one of the most iconic of revolvers, the Colt M1911 is indisputably the most iconic semi-auto handgun. It’s been around for more than a century, it set the tone for pretty much every magazine-fed handgun since, and many early 20th century models are still in use today. I’m guessing Cpt. America is still using the one he was issued back in WW2, because, like him, they’re awesome, tough, and reliable. Visit Gordon’s blog for supplemental notes and images, if you’re so inclined. If you’re moved to leave a comment on any of the YouTube videos or blog posts to which we’ve linked, be sure to mention you found them through this podcast: thanks!

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Gordon's Gun Closet

Gordon’s Gun Closet is a show hosted by historian Gordon Frye, devoted to the discussion of historical and otherwise interesting weapons. There’s something for everybody, whether you’re a historical re-enactor, Steampunk, collector, writer, action movie fan, or RPG (both meanings) gamer. New episodes to be released every two weeks.

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