The M1911 pistol is an innovative pistol designed by American gunsmith John Browning, for the United States Army.
The original design fired large forty-five caliber bullets.
The large bullets were designed to stop resistance fighters fighting American occupiers in the Philippines, with a single bullet, if they were charging Americans armed with a machete.
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