The US was among the first nations to adopt an autoloading pistol for its military, following a long history with revolvers. It served for more than 70 years as the primary sidearm in every branch of the service. Given the number of police who come from those branches of service, it seems odd that the various police departments stuck with revolvers rather than a proven autoloading pistol. It would seem to me at first glance that the 1911 offers some real advantages for most police officers. What gives? Was Colt just charging too much for the things to make them attractive to departments? Too much recoil from .45 Auto compared to the .38 Special? .38 Super wasn't really popular back in the post-war years? They didn't like single action guns?