I love my 1911. Many do and for many generations. But with the current handgun trends of less weight and more powerful chamberings, is it time for a new operating system? Browning's recoil operating system was a step above blowback systems. It effectively handles cartridges up to magnum levels before reaching it's limits. Gas operation systems can handle the powerful cartridges but the complexity restricts it to niche markets; think of the Desert Eagle. When a Browning recoil handgun attempts to handle cartridges such as 10mm, extra weight must be added to maintain shootability. It's been over a hundred years. It's time for a new operating system!
I have that new operating system.
Just imagine a scandium slide/polymer frame handgun chambered for 10mm that is shootable and can be carried easily. Bringing high pressure cartridges to the EDC market while keeping them lightweight is the order of the day. I have a new recoil and gas operation system just waiting to move the firearms industry forward. Slightly more complex than Browning but much less than a Desert Eagle. Recoil mitigation, as in how that recoil is transmitted to the shooter's hand, is the key to combining both these trends in a new handgun operating system.
After the FBI finishes it's intellectual property theft investigation in Rutherford County, TN, I will bring this to market. Get ready to say goodbye to Browning's masterpiece of yesteryear. It has served us all, very well.