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Why was the 1911 replaced?

Why was the 1911 replaced?

The M1911 was a workhorse. From 1911 to 1986, the Colt M1911 was the pistol weapon of choice for the U.S. military. The American-built weapon was a trusted, durable weapon for decades and many, many wars – and still hasn't been entirely replaced. But ultimately, the 1911 was replaced because of capacity.