« The 1911 (or M1911A1) is a single-action self-loading pistol. It was the standard side arm weapon used by the US army from 1911 to 1985; and it was widely used by US troops in WW I, WW II and both Korean and Vietnam wars. The 1911 is designed to use .45 ACP rounds. Even today many SWAT teams - as well as many other armies - favour this weapon thanks to the great stopping power of .45 rounds.
Armoury Description

M1911 .45
Faction - British Army
- U.S. Army
Type Handgun
Caliber .45 ACP
Variants None
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The M1911 is a .45 handgun that is primarily used by the British Army, and in limited numbers with both branches of the U.S. military in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

The M1911 is a semi-automatic handgun that is chambered to fire the .45 ACP round.

It loads from 7 round magazines and can attain a fire rate of up to 600 rounds per minute, with a muzzle velocity of 260 m/s. The M1911 is unable to mount any accessories or attachments.

The standard-issue sidearm of British military personnel at the height of the Arrowhead and Crimson Lance campaigns, the M1911 is a rugged weapon that provides both stopping power and accuracy in a small package.

It is just as accurate as its 9 mm counterpart, and can similarly strike targets at ranges of between 50 and up to 75 metres away. Unlike the former, it has little-to-no damage drop-off thanks to its usage of .45 ammunition and is quite effective at taking down armoured targets.

Despite these benefits however, the M1911 has one critical flaw in that it has the smallest magazine size compared to all other sidearms (aside from revolvers). This will result in the operator being forced to constantly reload, which not only leaves them vulnerable in the process, but also means that they will end up exhausting their supply of magazines rather quickly after just one or two firefights.

Trivia Edit

  • The M1911 is erroneously depicted as the standard-issue sidearm of the in-game British Armed Forces. This is in contrast to the real-world British Army which still used the Browning "Hi-Power" at the time of the DLC's release.
    • The Hi-Power is an entirely different weapon compared to the Colt M1911A1 and was designated as the "L9A1" while it was in official service (as of 2013 the British Army transitioned to using the "Glock 17 Gen 4" instead).
    • As both weapons do share a few design similarities however, the M1911 was presumably chosen to act as a stand-in for the Hi-Power in order to save the need to create a separate, albeit functionally identical handgun for the DLC.

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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit