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Yes, the 1911 style .45 cal semi auto is one of the most popular, if not the most popular hand guns of all time. Look at how many different versions of this same design have been made since it was first created. I love my 1911, but - as the old saying goes - God made all men, but Colonel Colt made them equal.

The Savage .45 test pistol : In 1906, the U.S. military decided that it wanted to replace the sidearms it currently relied on—revolvers that were either lacking in knockdown power or capacity—with something more up-to-date. Thus came a call from the government, who sent out a list of standards, for all gun manufacturers to submit designs. And numerous companies—including Smith & Wesson and Luger—submitted to the contest, but only the Colt 1911 and Savage offerings made it to the final…