3 Weird Tricks to Make Your 1911 .45 ACP Pistol More Reliable
By Matt Sandy
The 1911 .45 ACP combat pistol, invented by John Moses Browning, set the groundwork for most modern pistols. It’s a trusted combat handgun that has been used in more theaters of combat than any other weapon. The 1911 is still a popular choice as a self-defense/carry gun to this day, especially for concealed carry due to its slim profile.
So why does the pistol have a reputation for reliability issues? Despite its distinguished pedigree and extensive military service, the 1911s that you can buy from Wilson Combat, Kimber, Staccato, or Ruger, and Springfield Armory aren’t the same 1911 that was originally manufactured by Colt back in the day.
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