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 Donnasea Hi Kerby Well... I'l admit it would have been nice to see an apology to the guy that got flamed... I'm ...
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Never had a 1911, OR a redhead.
Have thought about how much fun they would be though.
Q: What's the true definition of a blonde?
A: Redhead with the fire of passion missing.
Q: What is the difference between a redhead and a computer?
A: Redhead won't accept a three and a half inch
Q: What do redheads and McDonald's have in common?
A: You've never had it so good and so fast.
Q: What's safer: a redhead or a pirahna?
A: The pirahna. They only attack in schools.
Q: How do you get a redhead to argue with you?
A: Say something like "I'm one of those males who love redheads, great jokes."
Q: How do you get a redhead's mood to change?
A: Wait 10 seconds
Q: Why aren't there any more redhead jokes?
A: Someone told them to a redhead.
Q: What do you call a Redhead with an attitude?
Q: What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
A: A redhead!
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I've owned exactly one 1911, manufactured by Sig, and I've never had any real problems with it (I replaced the fixed sight, grips and had the trigger lightened by a professional gunsmith, but none of those were anything but personal choice). It has worked flawlessly with the supplied ACT/Novak mags and with Wilson aftermarket mags. I've run Blazer Aluminum cased rounds, handloads, cheap brass cased factory rounds all the way up to expensive JHP self defense rounds and never had a malf. I ran it dripping wet with lube and almost dry. Now the guys that mess with their guns tend to have problems. The same could be said of messing with women, except sometimes they mess with you.
I should merge my "Cracks in the Kimber" thread with this.
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2
I would suspect the magic was the pistol being built to spec.
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
"Dilgentia Vis Celeritas"
A full sized 1911 built to mil specs, in my opinion , is the way to go. Of all(read many) 1911s I have had, the ones that gave me the most satisfaction were the plain jane Colts. They worked flawlessly with ball ammo, and were a joy to carry and shoot. A 1911 like this, factory integrity intact, and unalterd from it s original design, gives me as much confidence as my Glock.
These darn 1911 threads will make me buy another. And it will be a mil spec factory full sized Colt.
And I'd like to correct an earlier statement, I've had 16 1911s, not 15. Of those the only ones that required gunsmith attention were 3 out of 4 Kimbers, and had I chosen to keep it, the one Llama that was a complete mistake bought in complete ignorance.
G man i think i will buy a Colt 1911 mil spec myself. thanks (even a gun has limitations)
Last edited by JD; March 20th, 2011 at 07:19 PM. Reason: merged posts.