Developed by Colt back in the 1930s. The rate of fire is listed at 700 rounds per minute (For comparison, the Glock 18 ROF is 1200 rounds per minute):
The curved magazine is pretty unique looking on a handgun!
Notorious gangster John Dillinger (who the recent movie Public Enemies is based on) and his gang had a similar weapon in their arsenal, only theirs was converted to .38 super.
Notice the fully auto M1911A1 has the same foregrip as Dillinger’s Thompson Sub machine gun does in the movie poster. This is obviously for better controll with such a high rate of fire.
There are a number of pictures of the Dillinger M1911A1 floating around, but this one is the best quality I have saved (Click picture to enlarge):
Pretty classy looking if you ask me!
Hat Tip: TheFirearmBlog (Steve doesn’t think this gun is practical, but I do!)