Am I the only one thatís sick of 1911ís

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    To me it's a combination of things. Lots of people like 1911's so there are lots of 1911 people to buy magazines, good economic sense for the mag. Also, there are many, many different 1911's out there so there is a lot to write about. Add to that many gun mag writers that are or were brought around 1911's so they write about what they know and love. Personally I sometimes wish there were less 1911 articles as well, to the point where I just skip reading they and look at the pictures on my way to the next article. There are a lot of new and innovative guns out there to be written about that could use the print space. But, hey, just do what I did. Stop buying the magazines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Yes! You're the only one...
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    My old Colt Mark IV Series 70 has been shooting for 30+ years now with no modifications and no failures on the part of the firearm itself short of an actual slide stop breakage a few years ago. The number of rounds put through that gun in 30+ years at this point is uncountable. I'd say it's pretty reliable.

    That said...I don't bother reading the articles. It works. I know how it works, why it works and why I need it to keep working, so that's all I really care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 380ACP View Post
    I guess it's kinda like the auto magazines I read...to be honest, I get sick of seeing supercars and other quick and expensive thing-dongles in them. I'd rather read about the cars I might actually have a chance to own, you know, the kind most people have and would actually care to compare. I couldn't really give a half hoot over whether the Corvette ZR-1 is faster than the Skyline GTR unless I was trying to prove a point in a domestic vs. import argument (I'm a domestic guy).

    Love the 1911, but I agree, let's see more stuff for the common folk!
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    Agreed,.......great gun.....we all know it.....BUT...tired of hearing about it....like it has just been "reborn" again....let's hear a little more about .38 specials and 9mm.....they are over a hundred years old!!!!
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    From a randomly selected stack of American Handgunner magazines (Jan/Feb - cover photo: Robar " plastic semi-auto)

    6 ads for 1911's
    22 ads for other "styles" of handguns

    4 articles featuring 1911's
    10 articles featuring other styles.

    After owning a XDSC40, M&P 9mm, CZ75 Compact 9mm, Kahr CW9 and four 1911's (2 Springfield's, STI 9mm Trojan & D.W. CBOB), I found the grip on the 1911's to be the most comfortable for me and I shoot them more accurately and faster (steel plate shoots) than all of the others. I also prefer the triggers on 1911's although the trigger on the CZ is pretty nice.

    I like the simplicity of the 1911's. Easy to get parts, easy to clean and, yes, pretty darned good looking. It's nice to be able to change out grips on the 1911's to suit (though I have cheap-o Pearce rubber grips and finger grooves on all of mine due to some "hand problems"). How are you going to improve the looks of a Glock or XD? (answer: throw a sheet over 'em ).

    I've sold the XD, M&P, Springfield LW Champion and the CZ Compact will be sold shortly and am going keep enjoying my 1911's.

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    How much more can you say about a 500 dollar pistol?

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    "A full size 1911 is an out dated, over sized piece of hardware that isn’t a reasonable choice for today’s CCW world."


    Actually the 1911 is a thoughtful choice for many and is as good for personal defense as ever. The military 1911 models I grew up with have always worked reliably. It's the custom ones that have been messed with that I won't have.


    I'm uninterested in reading about 1911s, Glocks, or ARs.

    I own and am willing to rely on a 1911 and won't own a Glock.

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    I don't beleive there is another more reliable platform than the 1911 for shooting.

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    I'm sick of reading them, only for the reason that they remind me that I can't afford one right now.
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    sick of 1911's

    There was a time when a 1911 was the hands down best side arm available by a wide margin. It far surpassed any revolver. Handgun design has continued to advance however and the 1911 hasn't been the best defensive side arm for many many years. Anyone carrying a high capacity plastic fantastic in 40 caliber is better armed. 1911's are pretty and I guess nostalgia keeps interest high. I've never owned one and don't think I ever will. They are just too impractical for me. The only value I can see in them would be as an investment and if I was going to do that I would just buy jewelry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoseal View Post
    Until they come out with a better more proven combat, competition, and self defense weapon and prove it with blood, I will then get sick of the articles and gun. :-)
    Oh, you mean like Glocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvshooter View Post
    There was a time when a 1911 was the hands down best side arm available by a wide margin. It far surpassed any revolver. Handgun design has continued to advance however and the 1911 hasn't been the best defensive side arm for many many years. Anyone carrying a high capacity plastic fantastic in 40 caliber is better armed. 1911's are pretty and I guess nostalgia keeps interest high. I've never owned one and don't think I ever will. They are just too impractical for me. The only value I can see in them would be as an investment and if I was going to do that I would just buy jewelry.
    Since you've never owned one you probably don't understand why they are so popular. There is a reason nearly all competition shooters are running a 1911 based gun (highly pimped out of course). The three main reasons are as follows:

    1. The barrel/bushing/pin design makes the platform VERY accurate. This contributes to more hits, less misses and faster over all times.

    2. The trigger pull is like no other. It is lighter, crisper and shorter than any other pistol out there (and very adjustable). This contributes to more hits, less misses, faster follow up shots and faster over all times.

    3. The grip angle and frame design allow for a very high grip. This means the bore is lower in relation to the hand. This allows the shooter to manage recoil better than with almost all other guns (the CZ 75 is good at this too). This contributes to more hits, less misses, faster follow up shots and faster over all times.

    All that probably makes sense to you, but why would a non competition shooter want a 1911 you ask? Because a gunfight is a competition to see who gets to keep breathing. I want to have the fastest, best shooting, least recoiling handgun available to me. For 100 years now that weapon is a 1911.
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    I never tire of the articles, as far as I'm concerned keep 'em coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2gunken View Post
    LOL.......I just cancelled my subscriptions as well. And don't worry about your Glock.......It has lot's of brothers and sisters that love it dearly. I just think most people donít want to call a spade a spade out loud. A full size 1911 is an out dated, over sized piece of hardware that isnít a reasonable choice for todayís CCW world. When Itís summertime and Iím in shorts and flip-flops I carry whatís comfortable. The world is full of lots of modern firearms that are just so much more suitable for every day carry. Those are the guns I would like to read about. Those are the guns I want to see on the cover of MODERN firearms magazines. Not some old war horse that was designed to be carried by a soldier and fight a war.
    To each their own. You like yours, I'll keep my 1911. For me, it's not too heavy to carry - summer or winter. For me, it's not about being designed to be carried by a soldier and fight a war. As Timmy said, it's about reliability, lower recoil and accuracy. Glocks, et al don't fit my hand comfortably. I've been told that I'll "get used to it." My grandfather had a saying, "a man could get used to hanging if he'd hang there long enough." I chose a 1911 because I choose not to learn a new platform.

    I own a .30-06 which has been around for over 100 years. It was designed to be carried by a soldier to fight wars. It's heavier than many centerfire rifles and there are probably lots of modern firearms that are just so much more suitable for carrying in the mountains of Colorado. But, at age 50 with bifocals, I get 1.2" groups at 300 yards so I'll keep using what I've always used. It works for me.

    I don't disagree with your observation about 1911 articles. There are many for sure. Every time I pick up a magazine, I read about the latest and greatest 9mm. I get one magazine and that's more about legislative issues and hunting.
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    I like mine.

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