John Browning developed a semi-automatic pistol in .32 caliber in 1896 and went on to chamber the guns in .25, .380 and .45 ACP cartridges. Note: ACP is the acronym for Automatic Colt Pistol. In 1911 the U.S. Army adopted the Browning designed and Colt manufactured .45 ACP as their official handgun, hence the name 1911.
The 1911 remained in service in that capacity for the next 75 years (1911-1985). Many say it was a mistake to replace it, to this day, this former soldier included.
A semi-automatic pistol functions by using the energy from the recoil of a single round of ammunition to extract and eject the fired cartridge from the pistol's chamber and load the next round from a magazine into the chamber for the next shot.
So just to be clear, the term automatic describes the reloading function, not the firing function. You do have to pull the trigger each time in order to fire a semi-automatic pistol.
And while the automatic-reloading has caused these guns to be referred to as automatics or autos, you still have to pull the trigger each time to fire the gun.
This is the first and only handgun chambered for the 9mm Luger I've ever owned. The cartridge was developed by Austrian firearm designer Georg Luger in 1901. The 9mm and .40 S&W are the only rounds absent from my arsenal, so Benny sold 100 rounds of Winchester ammo to me for $43 today. With three 17 round magazines, those will get gobbled up quickly.
The Custom Works P320 AXG Classic features the newly developed AXG metal grip module, precision machined with deep undercuts, and an extended beavertail for an ergonomic, comfortable fit, and is fitted with custom Hogue Walnut Grip panels for complete control.
At first glance I thought, hmm, a beavertail without a hammer. Once I got the gun in hand, the familiarity of the beavertail was appreciated.
TALO commissions limited editions of firearms from gun manufacturers and distributes them to stocking sporting goods dealers across the U.S. Now I have a gun from each decade of the 21st Century and two are TALOs; that S&W made Walther TALO from the 00's, the Remington RM380 from the 10's and now this SIG Sauer TALO from the 20's.