1911 Pistol Up There With The Wheel Lightbulb And Sliced Bread

LOL Ahoy killed it right out of the gate with this one:

Basically if you don’t at least respect the 1911, you should just gtfo. :P   BROWNING DID 1911… Ahoy knows.

I hope someday I’m just casually getting a coffee somewhere then all of the sudden I hear something like “Miss, I would like two earl grey donuts and a large Americano.  That absolutely remains my favorite” *in Ahoy voice*… that would be dope.  I’d probably see if he would record a new voicemail greeting for me.

P.S. It occurred to me that “Savage Arms” with the Native American logo is actually pretty damn racist (in theory anyway).  Was there some sort of Native American / Savage Arms truce I don’t know about?  Do Native American’s not care?  Do they care, but does Savage Arms not give a shit?  Do they get a pass for being founded in 1894?  That last one is my guess… but these are the questions on my mind tonight.  Someone fill me in if you know.

Gat tip: Adrian



Disco April 12, 2015 at 05:02 am

No. Not racist.

Washington April 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

White guy said it was okay, so I guess that’s it, the end.

Slick April 12, 2015 at 08:38 pm

It’s not racist. If anything it is stereotypical and bigoted.

Considering its history, however, it is neither.

Disco April 13, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Actually the Tribe agreed to the image.
We are so divorced from actual racism that people have to look for it. A proud First People emblazoned on a popular gun manufacturer is an honor.

Unless you see ‘Whites Only’ restaurants or ‘Colored only’ fountains and a sign that says ‘Dogs and Mexicans must remain outdoors’

Then yeah you can cram the “ooh racism” spiel.
You do not know my lineage or race. You never will. Because on the internet we can be anything or nothing. Raceless. Genderless. Apolitical.

I see a gun company honoring a warrior race. So um yeah get over yourself.

ENDO-Mike April 13, 2015 at 02:14 pm

I know you were responding to “Washington” but the reason I wrote that in the article was because of the word “Savage”, not because of the awesome pic. It’s kind of a funny/unfortunate coincidence the guy’s last name was Savage and that has negative connotations in regards to Native Americans. After reading the history I agree though, it’s definitely an awesome way to honor them.

JoelC April 12, 2015 at 05:28 am


For anyone curious about the Savage entry into the pistol trials.

J- April 12, 2015 at 07:39 am

OK, now I have to go buy another one.

Kyle April 12, 2015 at 10:21 am

Savage is the guy’s last name Aurthur Savage. Who by the way is a badass.

ENDO-Mike April 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

Ah got it, thanks. My wiki game was weak last night.

FatAlSharpton April 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

The sort of people who nitpick at those logos are already curled-up on the floor foaming at the mouth over the mere existence of guns. To them, the Injun on the logo is like a pimple on a warthog.

ENDO-Mike April 12, 2015 at 11:16 am

Yea I just though I remember hearing that some sports team(s) had to name change because there was controversy over a similar type name and logo.

Kyle April 12, 2015 at 08:13 pm

It also seems ahoy stepped up his game as he went more in depth about the 1911 unlike the m16. Don’t get me wrong I love his videos.

Zach April 14, 2015 at 06:40 am

Yeah, the Washington White and Black Guys, right? I forget their old name though… hah

Scott S. April 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

Arthur Savage founder of Savage Arms in 1894 invented the hammerless lever action rifle, The Model 99. The family name gives “Savage Arms” its name. In 1919 Lame Deer struck a deal with Arthur Savage on purchasing rifles for ‘Reservation’ needs. The ‘Reservation’ would get discounts on the purchase of Model 99’s and other firearms and Arthur Savage would get the Chief’s and the tribes continued endorsement and support and the use of Chief Lame Bear’s image/portrait as Savage Arms’ logo(a direct gift from Chief Lame Bear in honor an respect, with the full support of the tribe). This gives Savage arms their logo. In full respect of each other. The Chief and the tribe would continue to be involved in the support and advertisement and active showing of Savages Arms firearms through the late 60’s, when Savage Arms was sold out of the Savage family holdings.

ENDO-Mike April 12, 2015 at 08:57 pm

Hooooollly I had no idea. I see that’s even on the savage website under history too. Thanks a lot for the heads up!

Scott S. April 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

Whoops. Chief Lame Dear is the Chief’s name. Lame Bear comes from the sixties as the history was told to me. I just don’t seem to be able to get the ‘Bear’ out of my head.

Yeah April 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

That video gave me a patriotic boner.

overkill556x45 April 12, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Over and over “reliable operation”. Apparently the narrator has never been to a match with a large Single Stack division. Last month I saw a linkage split and an ejector shear off on the same stage.

And the professionally offended don’t know about Savage because they make (good) boring bolt-actions for poor Fudds. (I have several Savages)

JoelC April 13, 2015 at 03:57 pm

It would be more accurate to say, “More reliable than a lot of auto-loaders at the time.” As Larry Vickers has pointed out before, they need maintenance and lube. They aren’t like Glocks and a lot of the other modern polymer pistols.

It’s a bit of a myth that the 1911s we shoot now are much like the early ones. We have better tolerances, triggers, and sights than anything up through Korea.

As for Savage rifles, I happen to think that they are some of the most accurate rifles at their price points.

Tom in Wisconsin April 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Best line: “The pistol that forgot to become obsolete”.

T April 12, 2015 at 02:29 pm

The whole thing about how it never jams is a load of crap. Good pistol, but guys who have been shooting one for a long time are usually extremely proficient at clearing jams.
Also as far as “those who can choose usually stick with it” is not really accurate either.

TrunkMonkey April 12, 2015 at 08:53 pm

Can we get a “Browning did 1911” Shirt?

ENDO-Mike April 12, 2015 at 08:57 pm

Haha man I have one! ENDOapparel.com

TrunkMonkey April 12, 2015 at 09:07 pm

Dang, how did I miss that…

Well, I guess the answer is “yes…. yes you can”

Mechanically April 13, 2015 at 03:31 pm

Earl grey donuts? Is that a thing, or something?

JoelC April 13, 2015 at 03:47 pm

That’s Mike’s level of sophistication. I hope you hold your pinky out when you eat those things.

ENDO-Mike April 13, 2015 at 03:57 pm

Yea! Best flavor ever.

Zach April 14, 2015 at 06:42 am

Mike only eats them because he knows Royal’s mom loves guys with class

ENDO-Mike April 14, 2015 at 01:37 pm

Truuuuuuu. I ran out of Tinder likes again for 12 hours. I’ll continue my quest though.

Zach April 15, 2015 at 07:49 am

New ENDO reader contest: let readers (operators) write their own version of your tinder profile, and use it for a couple days. winner gets you the most matches.

ENDO-Mike April 20, 2015 at 01:27 am

haha I like the idea but don’t think girls normally read the descriptions until after a match! That’s how I do it anyway.

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