7 rounds. Calibre 45. Destructive. Effective. This weapon became standard issue for US Warfare because of the battles in the Philippine-American War.
The Philippine Moro Warriors were just unstoppable. Using the environment and high battle morale to fight the Americans, one warrior even took 33 bullets before dropping. It was as if bullets don't faze these people. No fear. So it was needed, a weapon with more stopping power. Thus, the Colt M1911.