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I used to think Glocks were ugly as all get out...but now, I have the face when I look at a Glock 19 as I do when I get out of my CISCO class right after the nursing class next door is over and I'm walking down the hallway
I'm like Thunder71 though, I don't discriminate as long as it goes boom! (Hey I still have standards though)
Been calling it like I see it since 1988 and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Well where does the polymer 1911 fit in then? You realize you can have plastic, and a 1911 in one package - right? ;)
2012 SHOT Show Special: Rock River Arms Polymer 1911
My opinion shouldn't be taken seriously due to the fact that I've been shooting guns for over 30 years and have only recently been active on gun forums, where all the real world knowledge apparently is.
I have an M&P, I have 1911's (Kimber, Rock Island, Para, Citadel), and I have a revolver. They all serve a purpose. Why do I chose the 1911 as my most often carried gun? Simple, I want to. I like all guns (ok, except High Points) and have no issue with any of them. Carry what you like, the rest is just crap for people to talk about in chat forums.
All of the 1911's I currently own go bang when you pull the trigger, so do all my plastic guns and my revolver. So for me the only difference is capacity and weight. 7+1 or 8+1 in my 1911 is still more than my revolver, and the 12+1 in my M&P compact doesn't seem all that more substantial than the others.
Will I regret my choices some day? Maybe. But I believe I am well prepared for that "oh no" situation.
I like the wise words of the original Obi-Wan Kenobi from Return of the Jedi, he said "you are going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view". I agree.
This is entirely too civil. I'm surprised. Nice
Doodle, you are such a troublemaker!
For those who think a Glock is ugly, look down its business end. That's ugly!
Retired USAF E-8. Avatar is OldVet from days long gone - 1978. Oh, to be young again...
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
Another snippit I'll add is a video by Clint Smith on youtube about CCW. He says "I don't ask myself whether or not I'd carry this or that gun, I ask myself, if I was going to carry that gun what's the best way to fight with it. Or if I was going to carry that gun what is the best way to fight with it.". (ok, that's paraphrased, but pretty close).
1911 too unreliable, glock all the way, xd second
English is my second language, I have been told my use of it is harsh, apologies if this is the matter.
You know what stops a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun
”Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”
For me it is 1911s or classic revolvers, I have tried the plastic guns and just do not like how they feel in the hand and have never seen the need for a gun holding a half of a box of ammo. I do agree a 1911 is not for the novice as it takes time and practice to master. I could not afford to buy my first 1911 outright so I did like the Johnny Cash song; I built it “One Piece at a time”, that taught my a lot about 1911s and I still have it.
My first 1911 built from parts as I could afford them. IMG_0581.JPG
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."