by Daryl Holland
Strasburg, OH -(Ammoland.com)- My favorite pistol has always been the 1911. It was the 1st pistol I owned and the one I bought for myself after finishing the Special Forces weapons course in 1989.
I became even more familiar with the 1911 as an OTC student for 1st SFOD-Delta. In my opinion, if you can shoot a .45 caliber 1911 accurately then you can shoot most pistols with ease.
During my Special Forces career, I had the opportunity to work with Federal Agents and Law Enforcement Agents at many levels and in most cases the more experienced agent with real “Shootout” experience would be carrying a .45 or .40 caliber pistol. These guys had the presence like that of an experienced ODA Team Sergeant, so I listened to their stories of having to shoot criminals several times with a 9mm or .38 caliber that were jacked up on amphetamines.
This left a lasting impression on me and I figured that I would carry nothing but a .45 caliber pistol for the rest of my life.
While spending the summer of 2003 in Iraq, I began to modify and lighten my …Read the Rest