Am I the only one thatís sick of 1911ís
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March 13th, 2009 06:19 PM
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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March 13th, 2009 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by retsupt99
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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March 13th, 2009 06:27 PM
Aarrruugghhh... 1968 Plymouth RoadRunner with the 426 Hemi! oooh or the late model '69 440 six packs!
Originally Posted by 380ACP
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March 13th, 2009 06:57 PM
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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March 13th, 2009 07:14 PM
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.
March 13th, 2009 07:35 PM
How much more can you say about a 500 dollar pistol?
March 13th, 2009 07:50 PM
"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.
March 13th, 2009 07:55 PM
I don't beleive there is another more reliable platform than the 1911 for shooting.
March 13th, 2009 08:08 PM
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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March 13th, 2009 08:48 PM
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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March 13th, 2009 10:33 PM
Oh, you mean like Glocks?
Originally Posted by tangoseal
March 13th, 2009 10:37 PM
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:
Originally Posted by wvshooter
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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March 13th, 2009 11:11 PM
I never tire of the articles, as far as I'm concerned keep 'em coming
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March 13th, 2009 11:16 PM
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.
Originally Posted by 2gunken
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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March 13th, 2009 11:25 PM
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