Very Cool. It also restates my long held and often stated dislike for “hard fit” 1911s for carry and combat. Any pistol fitted to the tightness of 1911s like this would have trouble in dirty environments but, at the time it was thought a 1911 had to be hard fit for accuracy. The irony is now most glocks shoot as well as a milspec or stock 1911 but at the time, people acted like the 1911 wasn’t “Accurate enough” in its milspec or off the rack condition. The mind boggles….
Mates, this is the 1911 I carried in the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993. It was modified after the battle with a rail system. The gun itself is a Caspian built to shoot better than my capabilities. Meaning it is an amazing gun. Due to the Army regs for valorous awards, I was fortunately able to buy it back from the Army. On special occasions, it still breaks the holster to see action on the range, typically with my son.
Because it is so tight for accuracy, it didn’t and doesn’t operate well in sand. Interestingly when we left the 1911, I like so many of the old timers hated the idea of a plastic gun. Today, I’d take something like a Glock into a desert environment.
After such kind comments from @garand_thumb and his followers on his page today, I wanted to share. Cheers guys.