While the PWS cut-away video from a couple years ago was fun to watch, this one is downright awesome. The cut-away is courtesy of Wilson Combat a notable expert in semi and full-custom 1911s. Using gratuitous slow-motion and multiple angles, Vicker’s showcases the inner workings of the ubiquitous handgun.
To me, the fascinating part is how much of the handgun can actually go missing and still have a functional weapon system. While open to dirt and debris, major portions of the slide, grip, and other areas are missing.
Just goes to show how a 100+ year old design can stay relevant today.