Colt 1911 (.45 ACP)

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Colt Government Model 1911


The 1911 remains a major player in the pistol market, still very competative after almost 90 years of service. Many modern variants are available, ranging from small pocket pistols up to highly modified competition race guns.

The Government Model is a large semi-automatic pistol with a single-column magazine. Where the 9mm is throwing a light bullet quickly, the .45 is throwing a very heavy bullet slowly - so expect a lot of bullet drop at medium and long range. Holding over by several yards is not uncommon. While posessing significantly more recoil than the 9mm, the .45 makes up for it with markedly better damage. Initially, the extreme drop may make the gun feel inaccurate at range, but it isn't. It's very consistant in delivery, so once you've learned how much to compensate, you can hit just as reliably at medium range. It's just a bit more difficult.

The Government Model is chambered for .45 ACP.

.45 ACP

Metric Dimensions: 11.43x23mm

Bullet Weight: 230 Grains

Bullet Velocity: 925 Feet Per Second

Total kinetic energy at the muzzle: 437 foot pounds

Relative Stopping Power (RSP) index: 85

Marshall's One Shot Stop percentage: 88%

Serpentine Damage Factor: 35

Also .45 or .45 Auto. This cartridge throws an extremely heavy projectile at a moderate to slow velocity; this gives it a shorter effective range than 9mm, but offers significantly superior takedown.



Two clips of .45 ACP This is a pair of spare clips, each with seven rounds of .45 ACP. They will feed in your Colt 1911, supplying you with 14 more rounds.


A box of .45 ACP This is a cardboard box containing 50 rounds of .45 ACP, which is actually a rather plentiful supply, given the 7-round magazine capacity of the Government Model.