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Friday, August 24, 2007

Colt Enlisted Man's Model

Okay, so Colt never called it that...we think they should have. My friend Chief and I used to wonder why Colt named their shortened .45 the "Officers Model." Did the full-sized gat make their dainty hands look too small?







Chief dressed up his manly Colt 1991A1 with a set of US Air Force imitation-ivory grips. I don't know if the USAF ever issued a 1911 .45 to anybody, but it sure makes a nice commemorative piece for a colorful military career. He suggested getting a set for mine... since both of my single-stacks are unblued (one stainless, another to get NP3'd whenever I get around to it), I'd probably be better off getting something darker for contrast.

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  • At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Mike47 said…

    1991A1?

     
  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger PIter said…

    the firearm in the picture above is a 1911A1. mostly a designation for the Basic model with nothing done to it, the way it was issued in the military.... their is also the GI model witch is another designation for the bare minumum on the gun, but their is a slight difference between the 2 that i havent figured out just yet :)

    Then you run into the fully loaded models and such.

     
  • At 10:57 AM, Anonymous TD said…

    The 1991 was Colt's name for their basic, no-frills model from 1991 until... 2002 maybe? It's a regular Series 80 Colt, but without any of the "Enhanced" features.

     

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