• Inventing the Model of 1911

  • Need and Innovation Combine to Create a Legendary Combat Pistol
  • By: B. Z. Kelly
  • Narrated by: B. Z. Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The Army's need: An automatic pistol with the stopping power of the .45 caliber Colt single action Army revolver. Colt and John Browning collaborated to meet the Army's need. The result was the greatest combat pistol ever designed. This book examines why the Army insisted on .45 caliber, the innovation required to meet that requirement, and how the model of 1911 beat the competition in reliability, function, and feel. The Model 1911 is compared to earlier Colt design iterations and pistols from other manufacturers through military reports, newspaper articles, and patent records. A unique perspective on an American icon.

©2016 B. Z. Kelly (P)2017 B. Z. Kelly

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Good book, but narrator was rough.

The book was great! Very interesting! The narration of the book was rough. He didn't glow very well. Definitely not a smooth listen.

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History of MIlitary Weapons

I am a person who likes military history and some of the weapons used in them. I liked the story of the development of the 1911 pistol quite a bit. Some of the maerial covered in the book, I have heard before but it does give a more detailed version of the accounts. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in firearms.