Pistols, who surpassed his time
• Pistols, who surpassed his time
The development of weapons and technological progress - these are two things that are inseparable from each other. Nowadays, there are few who can be surprised unmanned vehicles, self-guided precision missiles, laser installations. Despite all this, the world can still be found examples of firearms, which continue to be, despite the fact that they were created nearly 100 years ago.
1. "Colt 1911"
The brightest representative of the long-lived pistol on the market. The most famous self-loading pistol American production. Weapons firing cartridges of caliber .45 ACP. Designed and developed sample weapons designer John Browning in 1911, eloquently tells the index in the title. Safety, reliability, practicality and simplicity - these are the qualities for which this weapon loved by American soldiers and officers. This American "Kalashnikov" from pistols in the world.
The model has been so successful that it was armed with '74. Only in 1985, the 1911th began to change to a more sophisticated pistols samples. Despite this, the 1911 Colt maintained their popularity (and continues to). This weapon is so formed repute, that the US government allows the police and military to use it to this day.
German self-loading pistol "Mauser K96" - weapon is really brilliant. He became one of the symbols of the revolution in Russia in 1917. Unfortunately, he is also the face of events such as the Civil War and the subsequent "terror". The pistol was patented in 1895. The weapon turned out to be very effective and very reliable. Wooden holster, which was used as the stock, allows you to turn the gun in the shotgun. weapons firing rate could be up to 900 rounds per minute.
Today, even after 123 years since the invention of "Mauser" still used in some parts of the world. Use a gun, even in Russia, but today, by way of award weapons.
3. Revolver Nagant
Semizaryadny Nagant revolver is also very closely linked to the history of Russia. Constructed the weapon was Belgian industrialists Emil and Leon revolver. Above the gun brothers began work in 1878. Then the gun went very "raw" and it had to be refined. Legends appearance was formed only in 1892. It was then that the army of the Russian Empire began retooling. However, the army of the Russian Empire had special requests. The country is not only ordered a large batch of "revolvers", but also bought the brothers the rights to produce a revolver in their territory with a modified engine running and a different caliber. Made revolvers Tula Arms Plant. Despite not the best characteristics, Nagan has gained immense popularity. According Novate.ru site, use this gun until 2006.
Another living legend. "Parabellum" or Luger pistol under caliber 9x19 was designed by Georg Luger in the year 1989. The basis was taken weapons gun designer Hugo Borchardt "Borchardt C93" (the gun, by the way, was the first successful automatic pistol in the history of arms). The main advantage of this weapon was a high range and accuracy (including guns). This gun is really ahead of its time.