Tag: 1911 -.45 caliber pistol

Jun 05

How a semi-automatic handgun works.

Around 1906-1907, John Moses Browning, one of America’s most prolific gun designers, created a pistol with superior stopping power in a semi-automatic function. At that time, the .45 caliber (bullet diameter .451″) cartridge had been available for many years used in a revolver, but the advent of the “auto-pistol” revolutionized the craft of the pistolero. …

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