The M1911 handgun is a state of semi-automatic art, serving as the official standard-issue firearm for the Armed Forces beginning in 1911 and throughout the proceeding decades.
A witness to both World Wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the magazine-fed and recoil operated .45 firearm enjoys a near-royal status amongst its companions, as well as a popular place in the tattoo realm.
First conceived by John Browning, the 1911 continues to be a concealed carry civilian favorite thanks to its easy-to-carry width and equally convenient stopping power. And for the tattoo enthusiast, the 1911 is the epitome of modern, state-of-the-art firearm perfection, all the while pertaining to pristine old world standards.
A masterpiece of both aesthetics and function, your 1911 tattoo speaks of your own principles where gun carrying is concerned. You take your firearms seriously, and don’t play around with life and death as so many do. You believe in control and precision, and abhor the Russian roulette attitude of firearm cavaliers.
Carried by servicemen and civilians alike, the 1911 has stood the test of time and trial, and is well worth an ink rendering. The numerous M19 upgrades and signature models make for outstanding tattoo imagery but more importantly, speak of your own devotion to proficiency over easy popularity. Few can argue the M1911’s well-deserved legacy, but even fewer are truly worthy of holding its power in their own hands.