Forgotten Weapons has a wonderful youtube channel. Ian goes out to auction houses, and then does videos about the unique and forgotten weapons up for auction. He also does some tidbits of information, such as why the safety of the AR/M16 is the way it it. Which I thought was pretty cool.
The gospel of Browning talks about how people add all kinds of unneeded garbage to their handguns. To what end does the extra “stuff” serve? Only to add weight and more stuff to break?
If we have something that works, why beat the drum for something else? The 1911 has proved its value through two world wars and numerous conflicts all over the world. Yet the 1911 is losing respect because it is old? If something works, it works. Age is of little relevance.
This is a wonderful video that talks about past and present handguns.