Please help me out with this thought. Everytime I bump into my fellow Pinoys at the range, almost everyone of them has a Colt 1911 or similar 1911 style in .45ACP of course. Is there a historical explanation? Is there some sort of huge following? I remember my grandfather back in the motherland only had a .22 revolver but never a 1911. Please share with me, why do most prefer this type of weapon? Salamat. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!