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I'm interested to hear more. I'm not sure how, given equally reliable designs, one might "work better" than another. Also curious what features you feel the 1911 is lacking by comparison.
Agree, I would like to know more too, I have HK .45C DA/SA excellent gun but wide all around, Sig 220 DA/SA thin like a 1911 but heavier been an DA/SA, had the Glock 21 and 30, great capacity but a block and striker fired, what do I carry when wanting a .45ACP ? the 1911, I carry IWB though.
 

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Glad to hear that you did not have any problems with the weapons you were issued. I do not wish anyone except for the enemy to have to deal with a questionable firearm. There was considerable official correspondence about issues with the M-16 and efforts were implemented to address issues experienced out in the field. Eventually things stabilized with the rifle and it became quite reliable.
I carried an M-16A1, a 1911, a shotgun and an M-60 at various times in the Army and had no trouble with any of them.
 

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I don't have the exact names but those that worked with Browning over at FN noted that he felt that the Hi-Power was superior and also noted that Browning did not agree with what the US Army wanted in the 1911 but he built it to their design requirements. My gut feeling is that if Browning designed the 1911 to his specifications it would be better than what we got. We all know how great the Army is at weapon procurement as we saw in later years after the 1911 with the M-14 and M-16 debacles.
John Browning died in 1926, he never saw the finished P-35 his drawing of the HP were crude compare to the production finish HP.
 

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Even in this day and age, the revolver and 1911 have never been “ bested” by anything.

There are just more choices, and that is all.
 

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John Browning died in 1926, he never saw the finished P-35 his drawing of the HP were crude compare to the production finish HP.
Post 138 is a picture of the pistol, picture is from the book John M Browning American Gunmaker by by John Browning and Curt Gentry.
 

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Post 138 is a picture of the pistol, picture is from the book John M Browning American Gunmaker by by John Browning and Curt Gentry.
thanks OD, if I remember correctly, and a big IF, the pic I saw of the HP looked like that one, but more like a hand drawing.
 
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