100 years ago, March 29th, 1911 - the United States Army officially adopted the John Moses Browning self loading pistol design of 1910.
Manufactured by Colt's firearms this new military sidearm became the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, model of 1911.
For a 100 year old design this old warhorse has stood up pretty well.
Granted mine is not a Colt. But it is a mil-spec model 1911A1. Its not very fancy, not very spectacular to look at. But I love it. I probably enjoy shooting it more than any other handgun I own.