There is no denying the .45 is one heck of a round and the 1911 is a inspired design.
How John Browning dreamed up the gun is a mystery divine.
I agree. I never knew how hard it must have been to design the 1911 until I built one from oversized custom parts. Every part must work perfectly with the parts around it and those parts must work with the ones around them. If they dont it may work, but will fail prematurely. I had to study the design thru and thru and came out of it with a feeling of awe for John Browning. And I have a 1911 that I know is "perfect" for my troubles!
"NA BEAN DON CHAT GUN LAMHAINN"