The Slab Sides deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfurtkamp
    My luck has been moonlighting at the shop - I can shoot any used gun that comes in. It's easier to sell it if I've actually shot it. :)
    If I'm ever in Idaho, and I don't know why I would be, I'm going to that gun store from then on.

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    I'm a fan of the 1911 for many of the reasons that Euclidian so eloquently stated. I like the fact that it is easily customized to my specifications. Mine is totally reliable and is fairly easily worked on when something goes wrong. I'm not a huge guy (6'2 215 lbs 34" waist) and I can completely conceal my full sized (with magwell) 5" .45 caliber 1911. I trust the design completely. I don't say that to knock any of the other pistols out there. I just mean that it's really hard to argue with almost 100 years worth of tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    Also ya got to rember if you run out of ammo you can always beat the bad guy :chairshot with it and its gonna hurt.. Try that with Tactile tupperware

    hard to pistol whip a guy with plastic :outtahere

    Bud don't make my slap ya with my USP. seriously though, the 1911 makes a good concealed gun, but I like more modern designs for added mag. cap.

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    I like the .45 round for carry, and haven't found another platform in .45 that fits my hand so well, nor is as thin for CCW. Compared to my 1911, my Glock 30 felt like a 2x4.

    I also love the SA trigger, it points very good for me, and there are probably more accessories/holsters etc. available for the 1911 than any other gun (except for maybe Glocks). Also, I can't ignore the good looks and distinguished history of the 1911.

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    John Moses Browning - you listening dude??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    I personaly think it is the best looking handgun ever produced.
    Sorry, but I must vigorously disagre. I would rate it #3 behind the Colt Python and S&W Model 27 (both with 6" barrels)
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    I've got 9mm's on the 1911 frame. Size, capacity, ergonomics, and ability to be used as an impact tool, if needed. Glock is better, in many of those respects, for me, but with a family around, the manual safety is a bit more comfortable.

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    There are several reasons why I'm fond of the 1911. First and foremost, it was designed specifically for my hand. How JMB got an impression of my hand over a half century before I was born is still a mystery to me.

    I belonged to a range (now closed) that had a large selection of guns to sample. I shot several types in addition to what I had before I got the nerve to try that "expert's gun," the 1911. I was a little nervous as I squeezed the trigger for the first shot, and was pleasantly surprised when the recoil didn't break my hand and knock me down. Then I looked at the target. There was a hole right in the middle of the X. "Beginner's luck," I thought. Then the second shot clipped the same hole. As did the third. Since then I've had a permanant case of the "1911 grin."

    Euc pretty well covered the other reasons. I may have to nominate him for MVP (Most Valuable Post).

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    Great post Euc.

    it was originally meant to be a down and dirty service pistol for the common soldier/officer/man.
    It still is amigo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grnzbra
    Sorry, but I must vigorously disagre. I would rate it #3 behind the Colt Python and S&W Model 27 (both with 6" barrels)
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    bad grnzbra :chairshot bad, bad, bad J/K

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    Consistent trigger, consistent trigger, and the consistent trigger.

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    Consistent trigger, consistent trigger, and the consistent trigger.
    In that exact order Dan, I assume
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    The 1911 Pattern Pistols

    The 1911 Pattern Pistols are my all time favorite pistols.
    I drink the Colt Kool~Aide.
    I cut my teeth on old slabsides. They are amazing pistols.
    It's hard to beat a totally reliable Colt Combat Commander with a sweet, crisp trigger & a set of perfect ivory grips.
    It's an ergonomically perfect and naturally pointing pistol.
    It shoots right where I look.
    It has a big hole at the muzzle & it's accurate.
    With modern ammo it's hard hitting without being recoil punishing.
    Fast follow up shots are a breeze.
    It's an extremely safe pistol with the controls right where they should be.
    Complete disassembly is a "Walk In The Park" and can even be done in total darkness.
    Parts interchange easily and usually with only very minor fitting if any fitting is needed at all.
    It shoots when it's dirty. It shoots when it's dry of oil.
    Capacity with most modern magazines is actually "8 + 1" in the chamber for a total of 9 FAT bullets.
    I love it.
    I love everything about it.
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    So - you like it then QK!?? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    It's hard to beat a totally reliable Colt Combat Commander with a sweet, crisp trigger & a set of perfect ivory grips.
    Not a Colt, but kinda like this?
    http://www.combatcarry.com/gallery/s...=3&userid=1342

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