In a previous post on my M1911 pistol, among various comments I asked about the lanyard loop magazine use. Maybe my question was not noticed and I'm here again. Hope that this will not be boring, but this question is very important to me.
In more than 40 years of collecting and reading a lot of U.S. books and articles, I'm still wondering about the intended use of the lanyard loop magazines. Have you any clue of the right use of this? If you hook a lanyard to the magazine loop and not to the pistol, yes, you will not loose the magazine (maybe if you are riding a horse), but if you fire all your rounds and have to change the magazine with a new full one, then the pistol is no more secured at all and the empty magazine is not comfortably bouncing here and there. Not to mention that any traction of the lanyard on the magazine floor plate seems not that good...
I have several original manuals dating WWI and before (even one printed in France in 1918 for AEF), but no one speaks about the right use of the magazine loop... Btw the lanyard loop magazine on my pistol is uncorrect, because the pistol was released by Colt in July 1917 and the lanyard loop magazine was dropped in May 1915, but this is another story I already told you in the other post...Thanks for your help!
Edited by Fausto, 06 December 2009 - 12:56 AM.