Exactly a hundred years ago the US Army adopted Browning's 1911 handgun.
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And the gun's still going strong.
It will be interesting to see which other weapons stand that long. There's already several revolvers and the Browning Hi-Power his doing well (1935 introduction) if not as popular as the 1911.
I'm sure the Glock (nearly 30 years) and many of it's contemporaries will be around in the decades to come.