IMHO the 1911 is the personification of that dumb bunny-batteries commercial and their slogan that says "Keeps going, and going..." or the (really) old Timex about "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking."
And the 1911 predates even the TV that shows those commercial. The Model-A Ford, gone... Edsels, gone... The 1911 ??? FOREVER!!!
sometimes your shadow leads,
sometimes your shadow follows,
BUT when your shadow says "Cuidado!!"