1911's are like Red Heads

1911's are like Red Heads

This is a discussion on 1911's are like Red Heads within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So, I know this is going to start a firestorm...but frankly in my 31 years if there's one thing I've learned about 1911's is that ...

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    1911's are like Red Heads

    So, I know this is going to start a firestorm...but frankly in my 31 years if there's one thing I've learned about 1911's is that they are without question the most beautifull class of handgun, but are tempermental by nature to the point of extreem annoyance. I've owned 3 1911's in my lifetime and now I am a die hard fan of my Sig p220 SAO. It does every thing the 1911 does but better except the pretty thing. I like to think of my sig as my more even tempered cute brunette. Like red heads I've sworn off 1911's. To trust one to run with your life, you better have spent the better part of 2 grand. The worst of the 3 was a SA "loaded model." What a load of crap...I spent $900 on a beautiful 1911, get it home and take it apart only to discover it's full of tool marks, then I notice it's an embel frame made in brazil! A $900 sig would never let you down. You know what they say, 1911's have been keeping gunsmiths in business since...1911. thoughts?


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    I like redheads. My last relationship was with a red-headed, Italian lady. When it comes to guns, however, I think SIG pistols are pretty.

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    They are! Full of fire and fight! But once you get them figured out you may never be as satisfied! Oh and glocks are like my first wife cold, black, and from the dark side! LOL
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    I think of them more as high maintenance blondes. Ya gotta work on them to keepin goin, but they are fun to tinker with.

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    I dunno, my Taurus set me back about $600 and it's been flawless.

    It's very accurate, too. If there was a shot that I had to make, I'd take it with my PT1911.
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    I'm not supprised that you have a $600 1911 that your happy with because there are alot of them and I'm sure there are exceptions to my statements but I have had bad luck. And even at $600 for a 1911, thats a made in brazil 1911 for the price of a great american made service gun, not quite sig sauer pricing btu you see my point, right? If it's a 1911 your going to pay more for the same quality/reliability factor.

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    Springfields have been made on Brazilian frames/slides since the mid-80s, what hole were you hiding in?

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    You're saying that you cannot get Sig reliability, in a 1911, for a comparable Sig price? I guess probably not.

    But, you don't have every Tom, Dick and Harry manufacturing Sigs, either.
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    I agree with you and I think the SIG SAO 220 is like a easier to take down 1911.
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    I have a Springer...made in Brazil....a mil-spec...it has never filed me....not even once.
    The problem isn't the 1911 design, the problem is over-paying for one just because someone convinces you that by paying more you are getting more.
    If you want a 1911 to work, buy a 5" government model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Springfields have been made on Brazilian frames/slides since the mid-80s, what hole were you hiding in?
    Before that day I did not know that honestly but knowledge is 90% past mistakes...was pretty dumb of me not to notice made in brazil on the frame in the gun store.

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    I like snubnosed .357 revolvers much for the same characteristics I appreciate in my wife (who is a 5 foot tall 100 lb brunette Italian woman): Short, small, reliable, dependable, and packs one heck of a wallop.

    As far as 1911s my RIA has been flawless. Bought it used from a forum member and he had put 1,000 rounds through it. Got it, 6 mags, and a holster for $300 and haven't had any issues out of it at all.
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    I like Red Heads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
    I have a Springer...made in Brazil....a mil-spec...it has never filed me....not even once.
    The problem isn't the 1911 design, the problem is over-paying for one just because someone convinces you that by paying more you are getting more.
    If you want a 1911 to work, buy a 5" government model.
    I had multiple failures...went to wilson combat mags because the gun magically stopped feeding the last round of either of the factory mags after about 200 rounds. I also had many many many fail to extracts. Had a gun shop douchbag tell me I was limp wristing it. Oh it was hard to hold in the pride and not explode, but I've never had another gun act up as that gun did. I later took a dremel with a polishing wheel to all the matte stainless sections (it was a stainless model) and found a 1/8" long crack on the right hand side of the slide hidden under the matte section.

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    My 1911 may be a red head, but your Sig; well... she's too fat for me

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