Here we see Geo Hand with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) getting a good sight picture and putting rounds downrange with his 1911. He tells us this was somewhere in Alaska.
He first included this photograph as part of a story he wrote for SOFREP back in 2021 entitled “Former Delta Operator: Why the 1911 Is Still My Favorite Sidearm”. It’s a good read. In it, he jokes that operators would often refer to any 9mm pistol as a “sub-caliber” device.
Geo tells us:
“Yes, the M-1911 is the pistol of choice in Delta, where there is never any guilt or pretense for its killing/stopping power. Yeah, though it is a beast to control, the pay-forward of the gat is rewarding.”