1911 Endures the Trench Warfare Mud Test

How well did the iconic 1911 pistol do in trench warfare?
Ian from Forgotten Weapons Youtuber cakes on the mud to see just how well a 1911 pistol can run.

Weapons used in the trenches had to battle lots of mud. With heavy mud fouling inside and outside firearms had a rough time staying in function. How did the iconic 1911 pistol do with heavy mud? Well Ian uses a Ballester Molina 1911 style pistol to try out an experiment with mud and pistol.

As you’re about to see, firearms have a rough time with mud.

Even though Ian was able to get some shots off there were jams taking place left and right.

Special thanks to Ian for using his pistol to prove this point while ours stay clean, oiled and happy.

Sources: Forgotten Weapons Youtube, Ian McCollum, Eric Nestor

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July 18th, 2017 by