Shame on you 1911 guys!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Well, the .45 ACP pre-dates the .38 Super in the M1911 pistol by only 18 years. Colt introduced the .38 Super in the commercial Government model in 1929. So among the purists, the Super is considered to be a traditional caliber in the M1911, tho certainly not as common as the .45 ACP.
    Blah blah blah Mr. Smarty pants. I was waiting for somebody to say that.

    But what made the 1911 the 1911 we know today? 45ACP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I guess I am a purist, if its not American, 45ACP, and SA, its not a 1911.

    Hey don't talk ugly about my girl (RIA) that way. She is a 1911 with a foreign accent.
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    I am a huge fan of the .45 5" all steel SA 1911, its just how it should be for a combat pistol IMO.

    Such beautiful weapons, makes me wanna fly back to Ohio to hold mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I guess I am a purist, if its not American, 45ACP, and SA, its not a 1911.
    I'm with you SIXTO
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    Remember 1911s are very social and prefer the company of other 1911s, one is never enough. I only have three for now but am looking at a very nice SA Champion as my next purchase.

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    .38 Super is a tried and true old round, but not cheap. If you've already got a .45, stick with it in your 1911. Buy bulk. You'll also find a much larger selection of guns to choose from.
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    Every handgunner should own a 1911
    I have several in various configurations and calibers for various purposes.

    If you want to break in on the high end, Wilson, Ed Brown, Baer, etc. are hard to beat. The "middle priced" 1911s are also fine.

    I believe Rock Island is (IMO) the best "low dollar" 1911 on the market. I've had several in .45 and currently have one in .38 Super that is converted to 9mm.

    .38 Super is a great caliber for shoot and works well for self defense. One of my carry pistols is a Colt XSE Commander in .38 Super. It was not too expensive, lightweight and shoots well.

    I bought a Rock Island .38 Super NIB with 3 boxes of WWB ammo for $400. I found a used Kart 9mm barrel on gunbroker for $85 and now have a cheap and easy 9mm 1911. I shot it at steel challenge yesterday-it ran like a scalded dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Zaria View Post
    I recently got bit by the 1911 bug, too. I'm going with a pretty basic model (a Government sized Springfield Mil-Spec in .45 ACP). This is about the closest thing to John Browning's timeless design as you can buy new today.
    That's the one I got for my first (and so far only) 1911, Pete. By design, it's the most like what I carried in the Service.
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    Hey, its OK to admit you have a 1911 problem; Admission is the first step towards recovery......

    But seriously, buying a 1911 in .38 super is not a bad thing at all....my other carry gun is an STI I had built after I got sick of IPSC and all the crybabies; It has a Kart barrel in it and is hard chromed and runs like a swiss watch. The beauty of the .38 super is that you can load it to compete in IDPA with midrange loads, then if your gunsmith tunes the extractor a little tighter as he did for me, you can carry the more powerful 9x23 winchester round in it. I carry 124 grain silvertips in mine, they chrono at about 1500fps on average. With 18 rounds in the mag, that is some serious firepower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glocksmygun View Post
    I have been on this website for some time now. I had no need or want of a 1911. After reading all the threads on here and then shooting a couple of them I WANT ONE SO BAD! The reason for the shame is mostly because I am hooked now and don't know what to get. I think I am leaning towards the 38 super round possibly in a duo tone but not sure what to look for what kind to get what a good price would be ect. I know that I will always be a Glock fan but my mouth waters every time I see a 1911. With that I want one even more.
    Good luck. Once you're hooked....you're hooked. There's no getting away from this bug. Come to the dark slide... Join the club.
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    Mmm 1911, only comes in one flavor for me, 45 ACP

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    The M1911 never was chambered in Super .38 Automatic.

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    I started out with a Colt 1911, and then a Glock 30 and now a Kimber ultra CDP II. .45 is an awsome caliber!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post

    But what made the 1911 the 1911 we know today? 45ACP.
    I will graciously acknowledge that point, for it is the truth.

    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    The M1911 never was chambered in Super .38 Automatic.

    Mr. Smarty pants.
    Mr. Smarty Pants was using M1911 strictly in the generic sense, as he knows that that is military nomenclature.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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