Who cares??? When you get right down to it, how relevant are the sidearms used by police and military???
I see what you're saying here, but I don't think the 1911 won the pistol trials to become the US army sidearm because of "politics" a "cover up" or some other conspiracy. I believe it won because it was flat out better. It was one of the best designs at the time, and it went on to serve admirably. I can appreciate the argument for the SAA, as I can for the S&W M&P. Its all a matter of opinion but it sure has been an interesting thread thus far, IMO.