Cool 1911 Animation – Learn how it works!

There are a lot of great resources available online related to firearms. During a detail strip of my 1911 pistol recently, I found this cool animation that shows how the 1911 pistol functions. The cool thing about it is that you can choose what parts of the pistol are visible, and even toggle some to be partially transparent. This kind of visualization is VERY helpful when learning about such a piece of machinery!

Animation by STI international on m1911.org showing internals of 1911 in action (click to see on m1911.org)

You can see this animation in action HERE at m1911.org. One of the interesting things to note when you watch it is how the link lowers/disengages the barrel *after* the bullet leaves the barrel. This is how you can have a very accurate semi-automatic pistol without a fixed barrel.

There you go- if a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s an animation worth? 🙂

-Gavin

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  1. I just got my 1911 last Friday, and what a nice gun. I put about 200 rounds through it, and now seeing this, is icing on the cake!!

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