This is a discussion on 1911's are like Red Heads within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Doodle So, I know this is going to start a firestorm...but frankly in my 31 years if there's one thing I've learned ...
I own six 1911's. Five Colts and a Dan Wesson CCO. I trust them all 100%. They are all exquisite examples of reliability and beauty.
Last edited by JD; March 14th, 2011 at 10:42 PM. Reason: merged posts
I want one I want one I love redheads, specially pretty ones. The cheaper the better.
Nothing against Glocks functionally but if i can't make her look good after 6 beers i ain't taking her home. A man has to have his standards!
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amen JBR, amen.
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Last edited by JD; March 15th, 2011 at 04:56 PM. Reason: merged posts
I have a thing for read heads (and Blondes and Brunettes and...)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I had feed issues with my RIA - it would mis-feed about 60% of the time. I had to send it back to the factory for adjustments. In discussions regarding this on the 1911 forum, other members were quick to point out a number of things to me:
1. Unless you move up to something in the Wilson category of 1911's, you are getting an assembly line pistol - probably not assembled by craftsmen.
2. You shouldn't expect them to work out of the box - they require "tuning"
3. They require constant "tuning" to keep them going. You better know how to work on them.
4. If you have problems with 1, 2, or 3 above - you shouldn't own a 1911.
So - I do still own my 1911 - it seems to be working fine since I got it back, but I have no confidence in it as a carry weapon - don't know if I ever will.
I bought a Sig 226 to carry - I have run thousands of .357 and .22 rounds through it without a problem.
I guess if you like redheads, you need a high treshold for maintenance - some folks thrive on it.
Come on; owning the 1911 is simple.
There are thousands of posts and tread with titles like “what magazine fixes the feed problem on my kimber carry?
How do I tune my ejection, or where can I get the feed polished etc… basically there are posts and fixes for the multitude of common 1911 problems so the truth is out there…
Then there are the thousands of posts talking about how great the customer service is from colt RIA etc… (I have posted praise of RIA customer service myself)
Ever wonder why they got so good at customer service; could be they have a lot of practice???
Really the 1911 is classic and fun to shoot but if you are going to carry one you should follow these rules:
2. Instead of a car get a Wilson
3. Get anything else, then research the crap out of it to get the correct mags (the one that came with it will not be the one you need)
4. Spend time learning what exact AMMO will not upset your 1911
5. Send it back to the factory and post the praise you have for the customer service
6. Put a 1911 Gun smith on a retainer
7. Give up; get a Glock Browning HP, Sig etc……
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