Who to F is Roscoe Benson? 😎
Right or wrong, the US government issuing contracts to various companies has LONG been an aspect of US weapons. The simple fact is the older US Armories (Springfield, Rock Island, and Frankford) were never able to meet the needs of the military after 1914.unlike today, when our fighting men and women are issued hardware that was adopted because of international deal-making or the fact that the factory is in some well-connected congressman's district."
It's the same idea behind FSP instructors trying to sell the idea WW2 pistol skills are outdated. If the armament of that day did it's job at putting people down, it really suggests it'll do the same thing in the modern world [ unless people have become somehow impervious to lead injections which they have not ]. The pistols skills that worked against adversaries then, work just as well today.Outdated? I have a .44 caliber, model 1873, Colt revolver. I may not carry it for self-defense, but I can guarantee you that it is not so "outdated" that it cannot do just as much damage today as its predecessors did 150 years ago!
I tried shooting glocks; but they were too damn heavy for the clothespin to hold them on the wire.1911s are for people who can’t shoot real guns like Glocks
Try the new Glock chambered in 22 LR. (G44)I tried shooting glocks; but they were too damn heavy for the clothespin to hold them on the wire.
(Never mind that I owned a total of five... a looong time ago.)
I've arranged with Rick, who has agreed to do similar work on my M1911A1 CS as he did on your AO milspec 1911. I just need to get it over to him on one of these trips when I go over to visit my mother living not too far from him. 🤠I carried S/S milspecs 1911's professionally for near 3 decades on the streets. Haven't carried a 1911 in several years now. 3200.00 Ed Brown sits in the safe along with the AO milspec I had Rick McC replace to better internals, and two other milspecs and then there's the no sights 1911 gov model I used to practice Quick Kill pistol with.
Today and for the last few years, I've carried a S+W shield 45. One less round, 15 ounces lighter than a gov model. Or perhaps the G19x gets the nod but not usually over the shield.
The 1911 platform is outdated, but it's not a platform that's going anywhere soon in the US. Lots of people carry a 1911 of one guise or another. I didn't like cocked and locked [ condition 1 ], so I carried them condition 0 [ cocked and manual safety snicked off once it's nestled nicely into it's hand boned holster/s.
At one time I had a dozen collector grade [ 98% original finish or better ] WW1, WW2 milspecs from makers like Colt, Remington Rands, and Ithaca's. They've been sold off long ago now as well. I moved away from the 1911 platform/s that have gotten me out of a few messes over the years.
My google-fu turned up this site with series of quotes and comments about the M1911 and the last quote is attributed to a "Roscoe S. Benson." However, I still have no clue who Mr. Benson is or was.Who to F is Roscoe Benson? 😎
Tom Givens,My google-fu turned up this site with series of quotes and comments about the M1911 and the last quote is attributed to a "Roscoe S. Benson." However, I still have no clue who Mr. Benson is or was.