I like how it is STILL argued by millions as the best handgun option available, bar none. Despite the design being nearly unchanged in a century.
"My Model T is the best car you can drive." Nope, no one falls for that one. (Love to have one because they are neat, but I wouldn't use it for transportation)
"You use a computer word processor? Pff. I'll just stick with my Underwood N. 5, thank you." Lovely, but suboptimal. (though I love playing with manuals my own self.)
"My Thor get's my clothes cleaner than any Maytag made in the past 20 years could." Naw, and mind the ringer. Don't get caught in it.
Sure the arguments and preference for something OTHER than a 1911 are perfectly valid. That doesn't change the fact it is still a go to item for lots and lots of folks.
Plus the whole "Killed a lotta Nazis and Commies."
My XO 20 years ago even got one with his 1911 20 years previous to that. VC got him in the trigger guard and creased his temple with an AK AFTER said VC had an extra .45 inch hole in the head region, too. The Colonel (Lieutenant. at the time) woke in the hospital with the frame still 'attached' to his hand. They were going to worry about that later, after the head wound stabilized a bit.
Never met a Veteran that potted a Nazi with a Colt .45. Dang. Probably won't at this point. I met a Dutch resistance guy that shoved a Nazi into an icy canal walking home from a prostitute. HE got the Germans pistol before the splash.
Time flies... - Googling around led me to this older article, which served as a reminder that the earliest commercial variants of the AR-15 are now Curios & Relics on the ...
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