Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Comparison

I thought it would be interesting to show my Kimber Carry Pro II next to the Colt Government Model Commercial 1911 that was manufactured in 1918 that I showed in my previous post.

Here is my Kimber that was manufactured 87 years after the Colt:

My Kimber with 3500+ rounds

Here is the Colt:

Colt Government Model Commercial

As you can see, a good design withstands time. How many other designs from the early 1900's are still in use today? How many of them are not only still in use, but are often preferred over more modern designs?


the pistolero said...

"In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, thou shalt not muck with my disciple John's design for it is good and it workith. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain..."
heh...Three 1911s reside in my safe so far, and the fourth is the next purchase. I am thinking about a Dan Wesson Razorback in 10mm...

Anonymous said...

I have a question (not a criticism.) Why are you so fixated on this issue as to be a one issue writer?

John R said...

Because it is an important issue. There are organizations that are spending millions upon millions of dollars to attempt to take away our rights. Each of us that believes that the constitution is the law of the land, and that we have certain freedoms that are not to be taken away, must do what we can to be a counterbalance to the media and these organizations.

There are more than enough political blogs and general issues blogs to keep people reading 36 hours a day. Writing my little firearm (and occasional first amendment) blog fills a niche that is not overly crowded.

Gunny John said...

The M2 seems to have withstood the test of time as well. Nothing more comforting in battle than to hear the .50 open up on a hardened target....and it remains mostly unchanged. Fantastic piece of gear, as is the 1911.

Jake said...

another example is camera lenses. the basic 50mm f/1.8 lens has been unchanged since the 1930s - and can be traced back to a Carl Friedrich Gauss design from the 1820s, even before cameras were invented.