Design for the Real World: Government Model .45


Friday, July 04, 2008

Firearms expert Gary James explains why a pistol made a century ago is still being used by American forces and law enforcement. Produced by
Dennis Nishi.


Dennis Nishi

Comments [2]

David Krasnow from Studio 360, New York, N.Y.

Thanks for the comment, Brian. On the same tip, we aired a design story on the AK-47 some years ago. (Our older archives require RealPlayer for streaming, unfortunately.)

Jul. 07 2008 09:49 AM
Brendan Lahey

I was quite impressed by this neat little segment. So much so that I started a thread about it on a popular firearms forum.

Here it is:

Thank you for this nifty story about the great Model of 1911 pistol. It was very refreshing considering that NPR hosts frequently let their contempt for and fear of guns slant their reporting. It is usually apparent from their tone of voice if not from their words directly that they despise guns and the people who value them. This was a nice change. A fact-based, entertaining, unbiased story in the finest NPR tradition.

Keep up the good work!
-Brendan Lahey

Jul. 06 2008 10:12 PM

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