1911 and it's role in the fading old west
Since I have come back to the 1911, I have just finished an armorers course on the complete disassembly of the firearm. My goal is to become highly proficient in it as possible.
For me, a big part of that goes in learning it's history. I am pretty familiar with the military history of the design, but am curious as to it part in the time period of the transition from the last days of the old west.
I have found some old pics of a Texas Ranger who was holstering one while the rest carried peace makers.
Additionally, I have read that the design was meant for mounted Calvary , and this lead to some added features we have today.
Any comments or history on this by anybody?