Larry Vickers finds out on the range if the much reported inaccuracy of the 1911A1 World War II pistol is a myth.
Larry Vickers finds out if the inaccuracy of the 1911A1 World War II pistol is true or a myth by firing a vintage G.I. issued .45 with World War II-era ammunition.
It seems that this vintage 1911 is plenty accurate with the issued ammo and the shooter attained pretty good target groupings. While certainly these mass-produced .45s would have a hard time standing up to the quality match 1911s of today they seem to have worked just fine.
As noted by Larry Vickers much of the inaccuracy in using the pistol was likely due to the lack of extended training time for the G.I.s. As the US was ramping up a massive military to fight on two fronts ammo was in short supply and training time was at a premium so the trigger time on this sidearm was quick.
As all experienced shooters know, the pistol is likely the hardest weapon to master and this is why special operations and special police tactics teams spend thousands of hours and tons of ammunition to become highly proficient with their pistols.
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