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The M1911A1 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge, which served as a standard-issue sidearm. The gun included larger ejection port, a shortened trigger, a longer grip-safety spur and slightly shaved hammer spur to prevent hammer bite, serrated front sight, a curved mainspring housing, simplified checkered grips (although diamond grips still appeared on some), and relief cuts around the trigger guard on the frame.

Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced M1911's are the preferred weapons of the Cousins. Two pistols are used; one is fitted with ivory grips while the other has black grips.

History[]

Better Call Saul[]

Season 2[]

Marco Salamanca pulls out his M1911A1 to execute Ximenez Lecerda. ("Klick")

Season 4[]

The Cousins use them in their massacre of the Espinosa Gang. ("Talk")

Season 6[]

During their hunt for Nacho Varga, the Cousins use their customary M1911 pistols with Leonel killing one of their own henchmen for disobeying their orders to take Nacho alive. The two then exchange fire with Nacho as he flees, neither side hitting the other. ("Carrot and Stick")

After Nacho takes Juan Bolsa hostage, the Cousins draw their guns on him, but Nacho commits suicide instead. Furious over Nacho causing his stroke, Hector Salamanca borrows one of his nephews' guns and futilely unloads it into Nacho's corpse in revenge. ("Rock and Hard Place")

Breaking Bad[]

Season 3[]

During the Cousins' attack on Hank Schrader, Hank manages to get Leonel's 1911 and battles Marco with it, ultimately using Leonel's 1911 and a hollow-point bullet nicknamed "Black Death" to kill Marco. However, Marco severely wounds Hank with his matching gun before being killed. ("One Minute")

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