1911 Platform VS Glock Platform

This is a discussion on 1911 Platform VS Glock Platform within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I love 1911's. They are my favorite semi-auto. That said, if I'm gonna pick one handgun that I bug out with, that I must stake ...

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 78
Like Tree47Likes

Thread: 1911 Platform VS Glock Platform

  1. #16
    VIP Member
    Array WHEC724's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    6,502
    I love 1911's. They are my favorite semi-auto.

    That said, if I'm gonna pick one handgun that I bug out with, that I must stake my life on, it's gonna be one of the Glocks.
    __________________________________
    'Clinging to my guns and religion

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #17
    VIP Member Array xXxplosive's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,703
    I own and shoot both........

    Pros / Cons /Glocks vs 1911
    -1911 Point naturally much better than Glocks IMO.
    -1911's have slimmer profile for CCW.
    -1911's are heavier than Glocks.
    -1911's have a much better trigger than the 5.5lb standard Glock trigger.
    -1911's... cocked & locked vs Glock striker fire.
    -Glocks have more Mag. capacity.
    -Glocks are easire to disassemble clean and reassemble.
    -Glock price tag is cheaper than most 1911's.
    -1911's IMO require more maintanence attention then do Glocks.

    Both guns will do it for ya......your choice.
    Aceoky and 68blackbird like this.

  4. #18
    Member Array ballfroguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    70
    Both reliable, one is ugly one isn't, just simply comes down to preference. I choose 1911

  5. #19
    New Member Array bladeguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    2
    The two reason's I skipped the 1911.

    Weight - Lighter means it's more comfortable, and I'm more likely to carry it.
    Striker - I prefer it over a hammer for a CC weapon. Less likely to get caught on something.

    Then there's all the things everyone else mentioned, especially simplicity and reliability. A Glock will go bang with any kind of garbage ammunition you can feed it.

  6. #20
    Distinguished Member Array DontTreadOnI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,442
    Quote Originally Posted by ballfroguy View Post
    Both reliable, one is ugly one isn't, just simply comes down to preference. I choose 1911
    IMG_20130106_153253_551.jpg

    Am I really the only one that finds that sexy?
    Maximpactguns and Toorop like this.
    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

  7. #21
    VIP Member
    Array WHEC724's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    6,502
    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    IMG_20130106_153253_551.jpg

    Am I really the only one that finds that sexy?
    __________________________________
    'Clinging to my guns and religion

  8. #22
    Member Array ballfroguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    70
    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    IMG_20130106_153253_551.jpg

    Am I really the only one that finds that sexy?
    Lol I'm sorry brother but yes!!!

  9. #23
    VIP Member
    Array TX expat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    3,703
    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    IMG_20130106_153253_551.jpg

    Am I really the only one that finds that sexy?
    Well solid black is slimming...
    NRA Life Member

    "I don't believe gun owners have rights." - Sarah Brady

  10. #24
    Distinguished Member Array deadguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    1,754
    Glocks suck
    There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive

  11. #25
    VIP Member
    Array ksholder's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,929
    I have Glocks and 1911s. The 1911 platform may be marginally more accurate, but the Glock platform will be more reliable over time. If you want to know that it will not let you down, get the Glock. If you get tired of carrying around a heavy gun, get the Glock. If you would like to be able to fieldstrip and reassemble the gun in 15 seconds or less, get the Glock. If you want a sexy looking gun, get the 1911.
    daddysgirl likes this.
    It's the Land of Opportunity, not the Land of Entitlements - Vote America!!!

    "When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson

    You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.

  12. #26
    Member Array ballfroguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    70
    I should say I do own a glock..

  13. #27
    VIP Member Array 10thmtn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,973


    68blackbird likes this.
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
    www.armedcitizensnetwork.org - member
    Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, LCP (2), Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
    CT Lasers

  14. #28
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    4,725
    When the 1911 was designed, the concept of it becoming a civilian EDC wasn't really on JMB's mind. Since then, 1911 variants have been modified to become more convenient (lighter, shorter, other calibers) for that purpose. IMHO, when a 1911 slide shrinks shorter than 4", requiring a dual-captured (Larry Seecamp) recoil spring system, reliability is comparatively compromised.

    The GLOCK was designed, from its inception, with shorter slide variants in mind. So the dual-captured recoil spring system of the sub-compact models is less comparatively compromised by the same slide length reduction.

    No GLOCK trigger is EVER going to match a tuned 1911 trigger for speed & reset. No 1911 is EVER going to take the neglect & abuse that a GLOCK can shrug-off. All EDC choices are a series of personal, subjective preferences & compromises. Yet I would MUCH rather face the world's best handgun in the hands of a mediocre shooter, than to fight the world's best handgunner...with a mediocre handgun!
    Aceoky, l1a1 and Nix like this.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  15. #29
    VIP Member Array glockman10mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    8,874
    I love my Colt, and I love my Glock.

    When fewer rounds are carried, choose big bullets.
    When smaller caliber is carried, choose more capacity.

    Glocks simply work, and require little maintenance, are impervious to hostile environments like salt and moisture.

    Colt 1911s simply work. Are accurate as hell, and while not as care free on the maintenance side, will stand about anything you can put them thru. They have proven that long ago, from hot humid jungles, to hot deserts.

    There is no best. There is only which one do you like, and fills your mission requirement the best.
    Aceoky, kal0, smolck and 2 others like this.
    Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.

  16. #30
    Senior Member Array DocT65's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Gulf Coast
    Posts
    595
    I know the 1911 lovers will disagree, but it is hard to beat the simplicity and reliability of a Glock......at any price. At least 1/2 the number of parts, a diverse choice of calibers, easy to strip and clean, and they work.....rain, shine, dirt, mud, whatever. Cost is substantially less than a Colt, Kimber or SIG 1911. Glock has 70% of the LE market for a reason.

    The 1911 is and was a fine sidearm in it's time, but mine now reside happily in the safe for me to savor old memories. The Glocks are the workhorses now.
    "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"

    Flight Surgeon, USAF
    Law Enforcement Tactical Surgeon

    NRA Patron Member

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

1911 platform

,
1911 platform for self defense?
,
1911 platform vs. striker fire pistols
,
1911 vs glock 2013
,
1911+pistol+vs+glock 2013
,

colt 1911 vs glock

,
colt new agent vs glock
,
colt new agent vs glock 26
,
glcok 19 or les baer for concealed carry
,
glock 1911 for sale
,
glock vs 1911 2013
,
sig sauer 1911 vs springfield 1911 loaded
Click on a term to search for related topics.