The Colt 1911: The History & The Glory

While dozens of companies are busy making 1911-style pistols, only one name stands above all others as the inventor of the original– Colt.

With over a century in the game they kicked off, Colt is still the GOAT when it comes to John Browning’s Government model. We turn back the clock to investigate how Colt became synonymous with JMB’s most iconic pistol.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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