Pistol Cal.45 - M1911
Pistol, Cal .45, Automatic, M-1911A1
Commonly called the ".45 auto" or ".45." Although often called an "auto," the pistol is actually semi-automatic. The magazine holds 7 rounds. Typically issued to officers, drivers, tank crews, etc.
The pistol shown below is actually a modern M19111A1 produced by Springfield Armory, but other than the markings, it is functionally and visually identical to WWII M1911A1s.
Primary function Semi-automatic pistol.
Caliber .45 (11.4 mm) bullet wt 230gr, charge 5gr
Muzzle velocity 830 fps (253 meters)
Muzzle Energy 356 (ft-lbs)
Magazine capacity 7 rounds
Weight Magazine empty: 2.5 pounds (1.14 kg)
Magazine loaded: 3.0 pounds (1.36 kg)
Length Overall 8.625 inches (21.91centimeters)
Length of Barrel 5.03 inches (12.78centimeters)
Max Effective range 82.02 feet (25 meters)