Skip to comments.Happy Birthday John Moses Browning
Posted on 01/23/2013 5:19:49 AM PST by JRandomFreeper
Happy Birthday and Thank You to John Moses Browning. Born in 1855, he designed some of the greatest American firearms. Many of those designs are still in use today.
My meager 1911 collection, so far....
For a design 102 years old (older actually) that piece of technology still sells well today.
I will be shooting my 1911’s and my M92 levergun today in celebration. The following is a humorous but true writing about the 1911.
In the year 1911 that weapon must have looked like it came from some advanced alien civilization.
Happy Birthday Mr. Browning.
In your day you were considered a genius with your craft by most, nowadays you are demonized and held in contempt by many who find it’s easier to blame someone like you than face the truth on the tools of your trade.
Amazing ergonomics make it fit/point well in most anyone's hand, and this simple fact still eludes many modern manufacturers to this day, a hundred years later.......and then there is the trigger.
Some of us look at that as a true work of art. It is most certainly one of the finest designs for a tool ever produced by the human mind. Browning had a genius far above his fellows.
A policemen in Ohio has come up with a ‘fix’ for the less than ideal ergonomics of the Glock ... he designed a pop-on beaver tail grip modifier which makes the Glock point more like a 1911. I have them on all my Glocks.
Modern Sculpure at its Finest. Kimber TLE/RL II and its little baby brother, the Kimber Ultra Carry in basic black.
The M1911 pistol is 102 years old and is the most copied self-loading handgun on the planet. The venerable “Ma Duce” M2 .50 machine gun remains in production 94 years after Browning's first prototype fired in 1919 and 92 years after adoption by the United States in 1921.
Browning's “improvement” on the M1911 [and his last design before his death in 1926], the famous P35 Browning Hi-Power, remains in production by FN Herstal. The BHP was the world's first high capacity magazine self-loader and was carried by Allies and Axis during WW2.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Browning, your abilities and products continue to serve freedom and justice to this day.
Excuse my ignorance but what is the name / type / model, of the top (Black Ugly /sarc) pistol. Yes I know it's a 45.
Now I have to start saving up, I just love that thing. :-)
That is a Dan Wesson VBOB (Valor with a bobtail and 4.25" barrel) with the duty coat finish. Awesome pistol, perfect weight and balance. Probably kind of hard to find right now, good luck!
I can't imagine another such firearms designer starting the way he did, today.
I now have a new mission, to find one!!!!! :-)
I didn't know about him, but now I do, read up on the guy. What a genius he was. When I saw the lady sharp shooter on Hannity the other night, she had a 1911 as one of her guns she uses in matches. Some months ago, you or someone else mentioned a 1911, and I wondered what kind of gun that was, that surely it wasn't from the year 1911. Now, I understand.
It's the pistol I can wake up, hung over, without glasses, and operate and clear with the lights off. Sure, I own revolvers and have shot many other style autoloading pistols, but the 1911 will ever be my sweetheart.
“but the 1911 will ever be my sweetheart”
Does that mean the wedding is off?
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