Thewebleyman, on 02 May 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:
As many already have said the M1911 and the good old dependable Webley Service, and you'd be hard pressed to argue against these. But interestingly the rare and oft forgotten Webley Mk 1 No 1 self-loading pistol beat the 1911 in trials but is hardly ever considered in matters such as these.
This 'just for fun' question that I posed was to identify by way of personal opinion, the best all round PRIMARY handgun of the Great War, I deliberately did not include many others such as the Webley auto, the S&W and Colt's in both .455 and .45 acp and the Webley family of revolvers preceeding the MkV1. I did this to simplify the question.
I am glad that you have 'come on board' with your knowledge of Webley's and I look forward to your future contributions as the Webley is 'dear to my heart' as I am sure it is to many other members.