By Lars Dalseide | October 6 2011 19:34

1911 trial guns from Luger and Colt on this October episode of Curator's Corner on NRANews NRANews continues their New Mexican journey with another "Going West" episode of Curator's Corner. The previous two offerings focused on 1911s of note. Tonight, we look at some of the actual guns.

As National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica likes to tell it, America was looking for more firepower. Their experience in the Philippine-American War, specifically when going up against the Moro tribe, led U.S. Army to believe that the .38 caliber Colt lacked sufficient stopping power.

Starting in 1904, companies such as Luger, Savage and Webley were invited to offer up their best in the .45 caliber design. Whether because of costs, performance or other issues, the 1906 tests wrapped up with only Colt and Savage willing to submit a final semi-automatic. 6,000 rounds and two days later, Colt came out on top.

But my quick little rendition of the 1911 trials is nothing compared to what Phil has to offer. That's right, Senior Curator Phil Schreier is back on the stage ready to tell you all the back stories of how it went down.

So to hear another one of Phil's famous tales, join him tonight along side NRANews Producer John Popp as take you out West for tonight's episode of Curator's Corner at 10:40 eastern time on NRANews.com or Sirius/XM Patriot Satellite Radio.

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