Am I the only one thatís sick of 1911ís

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    This is going to upset a bunch of the diehard 1911 folkís and Iím sorry about that. That is not my intent but Iím sick of 1911 articles. You canít pick up a gun magazine without a doggone 1911 article. The 1911 thing has been talked to death. I mean with all the new guns in the world what is it the point of beating that dead horse anymore. A 1911 is a great gun, been around a long time, works well, hits like a truck, grip angel. Bla bla blaÖ. So am I alone in this? Am I the only one thatís sick of 1911ís
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    The GUN is great..........I love it. I just feel like i'm in 1911 overload sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2gunken View Post
    This is going to upset a bunch of the diehard 1911 folk’s and I’m sorry about that. That is not my intent but I’m sick of 1911 articles. You can’t pick up a gun magazine without a doggone 1911 article. The 1911 thing has been talked to death. I mean with all the new guns in the world what is it the point of beating that dead horse anymore. A 1911 is a great gun, been around a long time, works well, hits like a truck, grip angel. Bla bla bla…. So am I alone in this? Am I the only one that’s sick of 1911’s
    Ive had several 1911 over the years and have never found them to be very reliable. But appearently some out there love them and love to read about them. Different strokes for different folks is what I say. When I see a 1911 article in a mag I usually just skip past it and find something else interesting to read.
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    I agree...you hardly ever see an article featured about a Glock or "regular" defense guns.
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    While I am a fan of the 1911, I don't usually read the articles as they offer little to nothing new.

    My own experience with 1911s for over half a century is that nothing handles so well. However, I have never had a factory gun that I did not have to return to the factory at least once for reliability issues, and a couple I gave up on the factory (Kimber) and had a gunsmith do the reliability work. That is just too much trouble when Glocks have never given me an instant of trouble.

    I think 1911s are too expensive, heavy ( I do carry my SA LW Compact at times), too finicky as to ammunition and magazines, and require too much fine tuning for reliability. I currently have 6 in my safe including a GI that I bought through the DCM in 1960.

    If I were new to guns, I would go for Glocks, and Kahrs, or Sigs.
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    I started off with a Glock and never thought of owning a 1911. I have always thought of a firearm as a tool. And as such has to work whenever I need it to work, therefore...Glock. I don't care how it looks, if it has ivory handles, shines so bright in the sun it could blind somebody. It just has to go bang when I pull the trigger....Glock.
    As for the popularity of the 1911? It is overdone but I don't think things are going to change anytime soon. Alot of the ones in the limelight are more pieces of art than a tool. That's why I won't own one. I'm not an art collector, I'm a tool guy.
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    I don't like 1911s at all, too many people talking about what they have had to do to them to get them to be accurate, reliable, etc. I want a gun that's great without fixing it, sending it in or to the gunsmith. I love my Sigs, I know they too make 1911s and have heard better things about theirs, but I don't like the bever tail, the grip safety, or the grip angle, so I won't be buying a 1911 any time soon, (or ever)
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    Well on the flip side I like reading the articles, for me the more the merrier. Course I just got my first 1911 a couple weeks ago and have alot to learn about them. I do remember the one in the USMC I used was reliable and the one I just bought hasn't missed a beat either.
    Have a Glock 26 also, and now do not the saying I heard that either you love the Glock or hate it. As I am on the fence trying to decide if I like the trigger. As mine doesn't have a crisp break to it. And the lack of a manual saftery also has me on the fence with the Glock. I will probably learn to like it , but I already love the 1911.


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    I haven't seen a preponderance of articles about the 1911. Then, again, I don't go looking for them.
    I own a PT1911 and also see it as a tool. It's not a BBQ gun by any means. What it is, is reliable and it fits me. It is part of my EDC and splits duty with my PT24/7 Pro DS. Even though the PT24/7 is lighter, I just like carrying the PT1911 better.
    Sure, there are some really nice 1911s out there, but there are just as many if not more nice guns of other styles. I appreciate just about any gun style, as each have their own beauty. There is even a type of ugly-beauty in a Hi-Point.
    I think we are at a point in our country/culture where we need to focus more on the appreciation of the right to have any of these guns at all. Gun snobbery has become a luxury which we cannot afford today if we expect to survive this period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2gunken View Post
    This is going to upset a bunch of the diehard 1911 folkís and Iím sorry about that. That is not my intent but Iím sick of 1911 articles. You canít pick up a gun magazine without a doggone 1911 article. The 1911 thing has been talked to death. I mean with all the new guns in the world what is it the point of beating that dead horse anymore. A 1911 is a great gun, been around a long time, works well, hits like a truck, grip angel. Bla bla blaÖ. So am I alone in this? Am I the only one thatís sick of 1911ís
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
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    I guess I see your point but 1911's are not only classics but have a lot of history and a die hard following in this country so many people including myself love them. As far as I am concerned there is not a lot about the platform I have left to learn about so if I not interested I just skip the article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Yes! You're the only one...
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