1911s Suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I was raised in an era when only Indians on westerns wore paint on their bodies, and woman wore earrings and such, so like Archie, I consider him a nitwit.
    Really, no moto tats?

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    You have to expect this sort of posturing that we see Mr. Yeager doing in any space that has become as crowded as tactical/firearm training. Having worked in other areas of the marketplace where I'm trying to differentiate myself, I can empathize with the tendency to go off the deep end on looking for something to hang your hat on that makes you stand out. His style of self-promotion will certainly appeal to some (just not me).

    The instructors that I continue to have the most respect for are the ones that stick to the 'gospel' and promote good fundamentals, while side-stepping buzzterms, re-labled techniques, and obsessing over nits that don't make a bit of difference to the average-joe student that's paying for the course.
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    Wow, based on the video, Im going to trade in my 1911s, buy some glocks, shave my head, get a few tats and spew stuff out of my face. NOT...This guy is a tool....
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    and wear a shirt 2 sizes too small to accentuate your wannabe SEAL physique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    However, in my experience, guys who shave their heads and wear tight tee shirts are trying very hard to impress people with how tough they really are. Typically that amounts to lots of situps and pushups and not much in the moral stamina department.
    In my experience, guys who trim their facial hair and wear tight button down shirts and red ties are trying very hard to impress the senior CPA at the office with how nerdy they look. Typically that amounts to lots of pencil pushing and trips to the office coffee pot and not much in the moral stamina department.

    Good thing he wasn't wearing a hoodie, or I'm sure others here would have more biased judgements of him.



    On topic though. 1911's have been around for quite a long time for a reason. They are like any other mechanical device though, and can fail for any reason.
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    check out this company for all of your training needs.
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    bet they will let you shoot your 1911

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    Most of this thread has been spent arguing the merit of his message due to his looks. It's pretty weak, in my opinion. Almost everybody can be picked apart by the way the dress or look. Being a fat, middle aged white guy who wears jean shorts is pretty lame in my opinion, but if one has something meaningful to say, then it shouldn't be dismissed. Tattoos are obviously a divisive topic, but he worked as an undercover narcotics officer in the 80's, and maybe the tats helped him do his job and arrest some bad guys.

    Only a few posts have really touched upon what he has said, and some of his statements may have been slightly inaccurate, but is the message itself completely unfounded? I've wanted a 1911 for a while, and my next purchase will most likely be a .45, but due to the constant debate with regards to the reliability of the 1911, I will probably purchase a M&P or Glock .45.

    Due to a lot of stuff I've read, which can't really be considered fact based on research, but rather the general feeling I get, I've tentatively decided that if I'm going to get a 1911, I'm going to spend the cash and get a Wilson, Les Baer, Nighthawk, or some other semi-custom piece.

    All I'm saying is that he might have a slight point.

    Or maybe not.

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    Probably not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    this guy can call a 1911 any freaking thing he wants. He may have a little bit of experience to back up his opinion and not be a complete moron as everyone has concluded because he looks like he's a member of Hells Angels. Few things in life are as they seem or as they appear. Jump to conclusions based on appearance, and you may end up shooting the wrong guy in a lethal encounter.

    His bio from Tactical Response

    James Yeager
    Thu, 07/01/2010 - 04:00 — Anonymous
    James Yeager is currently the CEO of Tactical Response which provides tactical training worldwide as well as being CEO of Tactical Response Gear an industry leader in products and service to the tactical community.

    From July 2004 until May 2005 James Yeager was on Protective Security Details in Baghdad Iraq. His Team was responsible for the protection of the 8 Iraqi Election Commissioners during the violent pre-election, election, and post election. His Team was also in charge of the physical security of their offices at the Interim Iraqi Government Building and we worked closely with the Gurkhan guard force there. Yeager’s duties as I.C. (on-site supervisor) included acting as a media liaison, coordinating the security force for the building (Contractors and Iraqi), coordinating with the security force for the compound (Global Risk and US Army), and coordinating with the two U.S. Army Force Protection groups for the area (82nd ABN). He also assisted with the planning, advances, coordination, and execution of the many meetings, plane rides, helicopter shuttles, conferences, and trips around turbulent Iraq that the 8 commissions took to set up and complete the electoral process.

    May 1996 through September 1998 he worked as a Patrolman and K-9 handler for the Big Sandy Police Department. In the fall of 1998 he was asked to be the Chief of Police. It was during this time he trained and led the County’s first Tactical Team. He held the position of Chief until a new Mayor fired him in May of 2000. He was hired as a Deputy at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2000. His duties at BCSO included patrol, Tactical Team leader, and trainer for the Multi-Agency Crisis Response Team. September of 2002 after a new Sheriff came into office Yeager decided the political strife of full-time Law Enforcement was too much for him and he went into private training full-time until July of 2004 when he turned his company over to his Board of Directors to go to Iraq.

    January 1992 through May 1996 James Yeager worked with various Drug Task Force units as well as many local Departments’ Narcotics squads buying and selling illegal narcotics in an undercover capacity. He specialized in deep cover operations, used fictitious names, and moved frequently. The agencies he worked for included, but were not limited to, the 24th Drug Task Force, 23rd D.T.F., 27th D.T.F., Paris Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, and the DEA. He made hundreds narcotics buys and sales during this period and still continues to work in short duration operations as needed.

    James Yeager is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) – Life Member, the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, the Tennessee Tactical Police and Paramedic Association (TTPPA) and is a member of I.L.E.E.T.A.

    • TN P.O.S.T. Certified to Instruct Less Lethal Munitions #00040S - inactive

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    * Louisiana State Police Firearms Instructor Number #0259

    * F.B.I. Certified Firearms Instructor

    * TN Department of Safety Certified Firearms Instructor

    * FAA certified to instruct Law Enforcement “Flying Armed” courses

    * A.L.S. Master Instructor (Less Lethal, Flashbangs, Chemical Weapons)

    * Expandable Baton Instructor – Monadanock

    * Bushmaster Certified Patrol Rifle/Carbine Instructor

    * Aerosol O.C. Instructor – Fox Labs International

    * Armor Holding - Gas Mask Instructor

    * Armor Holdings - Pyrotechnic Munitions Instructor

    * Armor Holdings - Distraction Device Instructor

    * Armor Holdings – Chemical Weapons Instructor

    * Armor Holdings - Less Lethal Munitions Instructor

    * NRA Certified Handgun Instructor #11973397

    * NRA Personal Protection Instructor #11973397

    * Glock Certified Armorer

    * Rangemaster Handgun Instructor Development

    * Knife Defense Instructor

    * Over 200 hours of DSS training for EP/PSD/BG

    * Scientific Combat Method American Combat Masters 20 hour

    * S.D.S.I. Tactical Rifle Course 16hours

    * Tactical Knife Instruction- American Combat Masters 20 hour

    * Black Water Lodge 32 hour Tactical Police and Military Shotgun Course

    * Completed various 40 hour Officer Survival schools

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    * OPS - Advanced Tactical Handgun Instructor Course 40 hour

    * OPS - Handgun Instructor Course 40 hour

    * OPS - Patrol Rifle Instructor Course 40 hour

    * OPS -Shotgun Instructor Course 40 hour

    * Jim Crews - Tactical Handgun 20 hour

    * Halo Group - Advanced Tactical Handgun 18 hour

    * Rangemaster - High Risk Personnel 16 hour

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    * D.E.A. - Clandestine Lab Investigations 40 hour

    * Criminal Investigation School UTM 40 hour

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    * John Farnam Advanced Tactical Handgun Instructor Course 20 hour

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    * 40 hours in-service 1996-through present

    * Active Shooter Instructor Course / TTPPA 24 hrs

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    * 28 Hour Carbine Instructor / Jim Crews

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    * 5 day Strategos Spec-Ops Low-Light Team Tactics 50+ Hours

    * Personal Security Course from Armor Group International (I.T.I. in VA)

    * Pat Rogers 3-Day Carbine Operator Course

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    * NRA Patrol Rifle Instructor

    * Rogers Shooting School - Pistol / Intermediate

    * Rogers Shooting School - Rifle / Advanced

    * Surefire Tactical Technology Specialist Course

    * Larry Vickers' AK Operator Course

    James Yeager a certified expert witness in TN for firearms, tactical training and use of force. He has been a firearms trainer since 1994 and has taught literally thousands of students with several individuals, tactical teams, and Special Forces teams being successful in lethal force confrontations both domestically and abroad. Yeager has taught multiple classes all over the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Central America and South America. He has extensive experience teaching in austere environments.

    James Yeager is also a professional writer and has been published in magazines such as S.W.A.T. (Staff Writer), Southern Lawman, and STUFF. He wrote foreword for the book “Surgical Speed Shooting” as well as being on the cover of that book. He has written a book on High Risk Civilian Contracting. Yeager has also produced a series of instructional DVDs.

    He was featured on the cover of the September 2005 SWAT magazine and the December 2005 and June 2009 issues of SWAT had a full length review of our training. His companies have also been featured in the “Barrett Annual”, “Shotgun News”, “The book of the AR-15”, and several other periodicals. Kiplinger’s financial magazine also did an article on Yeager in the June 2007 issue. He was also featured on “SWAT Magazine TV” on the Outdoor channel in January 2010.

    Email: JamesYeager@TacticalResponse.com
    Given the guys credintials, and resume, I'd have to say; he's allowed his opinion without my approval... I'd only add that, I think my M&P is every bit as good as his Glock.
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    His biggest point, as played out in this thread IN SPADES, is that 1911 guys more than others (generally speaking) have way too much EGO invested in their guns. Just look at the posts: "I don't even need to watch the video" is a common response - simply ignoring what they don't want to hear. "The guy is an internet commando!" Who has seen 15,000,000 rounds fired out of who knows how many guns, and has come to the statistical conclusion based on that INCREDIBLY high sampling size that 1911s - ON AVERAGE - fail more often than certain other guns. "He is a scary looking bad man, and I don't like his bald head/facial hair/tattoos/t-shirt!" Yes, because that has sooooo much to do with the message!

    As you pointed out, Cold Shot, only one or two posters have even BOTHERED to address the content of the video. Mostly because it's the truth, albeit a truth that some folks very much (and very obviously) don't want to hear.
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    He may have credentials but that does not make him a good instructor.

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    I still very obviously don't need to watch his video.

    Based on personal observations gleaned over many years, the 1911s around here have been found to give perfect satisfaction and are dependable for concealed carry purposes.
    “No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”

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    OK, I watched to 1:09 but he lost me when he spouted his first obvious and irrefutable lie: "A 1911 that works correctly is just as rare as a Glock that doesn't."

    Or, is this only excessive hyperbole considered acceptable, for his statement simply isn't true? He really isn't worth watching if that's the kind of content the remainder of the video features.
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