The Colt 1911 ranks as one of the most successful military pistol designs ever developed. The timeless design, weight, and feel of the 1911 is incorporated into this Colt Government® 1911 A1 CO2 air pistol The Colt Government runs from an 8-shot rotary magazine. Drawings of the Government Model M1911-A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol, Originally Designed by John Browning for Colt Firearms Company, Completely 3D CAD Modeled and Redrawn With Present-Day Standards and Technology by Rio Benson, Benson Consulting, LLP, ©2010 re ·dux (r ē-dŭks’) adjective Brought back; returned. Used postpositively. The Colt M1911 entered US Army service in 1911 and would be fielded as the standard-issue sidearm for both the United States Army and Navy from 1911 to 1992. British forces would also take the weapon into inventory for their Royal Navy and Royal Flying Corps ranks up until the end of World War 2. The Walther 1911 Colt Government Tribute .22 LR Pistol features a 5-inch threaded barrel and a polymer grip. The frame is made of steel, and the gun has drift-adjustable sights as well as a manual thumb safety. Jan 12, 2016 · Dubbed the Colt Competition Pistol, the new pistol takes the 1911 Government model to another level with accuracy—and other performance enhancing features, and does so at a price that doesn’t break the bank for those with a limited budget or those new to competitive shooting.