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    Never had the 1911 itch until I picked one up. I scratched that itch by buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    1911 itch can never be scratched unless you purchase a 1911. Every old school movie you watch in which WW2 soldiers saved the world will only cause the itch to get worse. Every time you watch a shoot em up movie in which the good guy carries a 1911 and wins makes it worse!

    I'm sorry you cannot scratch the itch unless you own a 1911!

    2 things that maybe the cause of one not owning a 1911

    1. It is inevitable just buy one.
    2. You're really a communist.
    I know that was somewhat tongue in cheek, but the thing is, there is actually so much truth in it, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    I know that was somewhat tongue in cheek, but the thing is, there is actually so much truth in it, lol.
    If you go back through history of my posts, I'm not a 1911 fan. With Virginia going stupid I've become more and more a 1911 lover. My primary will likely be a 1911 in 45. I already called Jim at Milt Spark and a VM-2 is on its way.

    I've studied caliber battles for years, but in all honesty .45 ACP is great Anti personal round. you cannot argue with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreFord View Post
    For all of you short thumbed folks who can't reach the 1911's slide stop try using your left thumb.
    That is SOP for my reload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Iíve considered getting a 1911 for a long time, just to see if I was missing something.

    Well, got to shoot a friends high end Sig 1911 today. I had to hunt for the front sight...the vaunted perfect grip angle, wasnít, for me. I could not reach the mag release without shifting my grip, and there was no way for me to reach the slide stop/release with my shooting hand thumb.

    The trigger was nice, and it was very accurate, but itís not for me. Not enough to justify learning a whole new manual of arms.

    The Glock grip angle works for me, I can reach the slide stop/release easily, and it seems to actually have less recoil despite weighing less.

    However... I also got to shoot his 4 inch Ruger GP100 Match Champion, which he did some additional trigger work on. Holy cow was that gun sweet. Trigger like butter, even in DA. Might be another wheel gun in the cards...

    Mostly shot my SP101, now sporting Altamont walnut grip inserts. Seem to be swinging back to revolvers, now that my wife is carrying her own gun more...I donít have to worry as much about her ability to work my gun.

    So whatever I save by not buying a 1911...might be going toward a revolver lol.
    To each their own. I avoided the 1911 platform for a long time but got one and love it. I have a 4" GP 100 that was on my wish list. Got one a while back, shot one box of ammo through it and just don't like it as well as my Security Six on M19.
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    I also got to shoot his 4 inch Ruger GP100 Match Champion, which he did some additional trigger work on. Holy cow was that gun sweet. Trigger like butter, even in DA. Might be another wheel gun in the cards...
    I love mine. I shoot a lot of wadcutters through it. I do on occasion, shoot 357 mag. Both are accurate. I keep trying to avoid the 1911 bug. Just so much cash on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    The S&W .45 Shields cured my 1911 itch.
    Myself also!

    I have had three FNH pistols for several years. All of them are great shooters and never a problem since 2013.

    In looking for something smaller and very easy to conceal in a pocket, I turned to M&P Shields. A 40 and two 45s.

    For some reason I got interested in a 1911. My guess it was the all steel thinggy. I had heard all the hype on "how great they are". Heck, I even purchased a GSG 1911-22 because of its similarity to the Sig 1911....not totally sure about that.

    The take down and reassembly was a night mare. All 1911 s may not be that way but that was my impressions.

    Then I beat myself over the head and started shooting my FNX 45 a lot more....SWEET. But it was a bit heavy for me and since I liked the Shields so much I decided on the M&P45 Full Size. The FNX 45 is back to a bedside gun with 15 + 1 of 45 ACP.

    I will stick with my plastic pistols and continue to shoot more rounds through them with out a problem. All have 1500 up to 2500 rounds through each of them with no problems.......arrrggh except the gluck 27 which is a constant piece of sh....er...ahhh ....work.

    My revlvers have all the weight I need, even the three snub nose ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post

    2 things that maybe the cause of one not owning a 1911

    1. It is inevitable just buy one.
    2. You're really a communist.

    HAHA this literally made me laugh out loud.

    Also - @10thmtn - when you said your wife uses a flashbang holster...is that the bra holster???? I always google the things I see in threads I've never seen before to learn more...and that's what came up for flashbang holster! Fingers crossed that's what it is - I don't know why - just seems so dang cool

    PS - different strokes for different folks and all...but everyone needs a .357 wheel gun and a .45acp 1911. Its a natural extension of being an American...they are right up there with baseball, mom, and apple pie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    To each their own. I avoided the 1911 platform for a long time but got one and love it. I have a 4" GP 100 that was on my wish list. Got one a while back, shot one box of ammo through it and just don't like it as well as my Security Six on M19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I dunno, it had beautiful stocks, fiber optic sights, ambi safety, and a competition mag well. Compared to my utilitarian guns, it seemed pretty high end.

    Of course Iím not a 1911 snob, so...
    I guess it's all relative. For a Sig it sounds like it was at the top end of their 1911 line. But Sigs stop where a number of others start quality and price-wise. At the very top end of 1911 custom stratosphere they can go for thousands of dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Any Day Now View Post
    HAHA this literally made me laugh out loud.

    Also - @10thmtn - when you said your wife uses a flashbang holster...is that the bra holster???? I always google the things I see in threads I've never seen before to learn more...and that's what came up for flashbang holster! Fingers crossed that's what it is - I don't know why - just seems so dang cool

    PS - different strokes for different folks and all...but everyone needs a .357 wheel gun and a .45acp 1911. Its a natural extension of being an American...they are right up there with baseball, mom, and apple pie!
    Yup, the bra holster. I got her the one with a suede covering over the kydex. She loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreFord View Post
    For all of you short thumbed folks who can't reach the 1911's slide stop try using your left thumb.
    I do a lot of one-handed shooting, as my other hand is typically holding a briefcase or my childís hand. I also regularly practice one-handed manipulation, including reloads. My preference is to be able to easily reach the slide stop/release with my shooting hand thumb. Couldnít do that with the 1911.

    Yes, I can rack the slide on my belt, holster, shoe, edge of a table, etc. I donít mind scratching a Glock (not that the tough finish has scratched) but Iíd hate to run a pretty (and costly) 1911 that way.
    Carry a sidearm always. Be able to put shots into the torso and then head, if needed. The rest is much less important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I do a lot of one-handed shooting, as my other hand is typically holding a briefcase or my childís hand. I also regularly practice one-handed manipulation, including reloads. My preference is to be able to easily reach the slide stop/release with my shooting hand thumb. Couldnít do that with the 1911.

    Yes, I can rack the slide on my belt, holster, shoe, edge of a table, etc. I donít mind scratching a Glock (not that the tough finish has scratched) but Iíd hate to run a pretty (and costly) 1911 that way.
    Sounds like you need to stick w/ the Glock for your semiautos and know it, 10th. Nuttin' wrong with that.
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    Familiar story... Owning 2 Glocks cured me of any itch I may have had for them.
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    My wife and I both shoot 9mm's, her a Glock 43 and me a Shield 9. We have some others, but all either 9mm or 38 caliber. My wife has small hands and the 43 worked well for her. Well, at the range we sometimes visit to they have a $10.00 rental day, for $10.00 you can try out as many different guns you want, you just have to use their ammo. She tried out a Sig 1911 Emperor Scorpion and loved it. And she was very accurate with it. I tried it too and it was easy to shoot and accurate. No, we didn't buy one, just to expensive for us, but it was beautiful. They didn't have the Scorpion Carry model, which would be a little smaller. Might want to save up our money.
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