Properly designated the M1911, this is a pistol that has been around exactly as long as its name implies. Yes, seriously, over a hundred years. In fact, it served as the official handgun fo the US Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. It saw action in the Phillipine-American War, both World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war, and continues to be carried by personnel in the US military even to this day.
What we have in-game is a fairly accurate representation of a late-model 1911 pistol. The picture above is a Smith & Wesson SW1911PD, which features a tactical rail built in ahead of the trigger and an anodized black finish for durability. The in-game 1911 seems to be a generic (but well done) late-model 1911 representative of something like this one, but featuring a standard light grey finish and a “Spartan” logo on the grips instead.
In this case, the behavior we get in-game isn’t far off from the real thing either. Your esteemed author even happens to own one himself, so he would know! A mouse and keyboard will never replicate what it feels like to hold it in your hands, being that it’s a very heavy pistol. The weight is worth it though, because it has easily controlled recoil and more than acceptable accuracy in spite of the powerful .45 ACP rounds that it fires.
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