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    A good "gun belt" is a must whether its a Glock or a 1911.
    I've got a better belt now than in picture with 1911.
    1911 seems to move (shift) less IWB than lighter guns, weight holds it still.
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    I accidentally dropped into the local sporting goods store today. While I was there I struck up a conversation with an older guy, probably late 60's or early 70's. He turned out to be retired military and LEO with a wealth of firearms experience.

    As we covered various firearms subjects, we ended up discussing the 1911, as one invariably does. I opined that the 1911 trigger design was as good a trigger as I had ever shot and was probably the reason I shot 1911's so well. He heartily agreed with me and also felt the grip angle on the 1911 made it a great shooting pistol, too.

    A little provocatively, I mentioned that they were kinda heavy. He of course saw that as an advantage, both for recoil control and for aiming when the adrenaline was flowing. I confessed that I had found the same to be true, myself. He noted that all his pistols and revolvers were steel-framed, but that his foolish son carried a titanium framed .44 as a woods gun.

    We agreed that the .45ACP was a nice shooting round and an easy round to reload.

    A little more provocatively, I said that many modern firearms writers and experts thought the 1911 was an outdated design, past it's prime, and largely superseded by more modern guns.

    "They're just nuts!"

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    I prefer the 1911 and large ol heavy bullets.

    Capacity is not a or a major deal for me.
    The only other gun that I like about as well is the old SAA for its grip, point ability, trigger pull and power.

    I actually may talk myself out of every “ modern” gun I own at the rate I’m going.
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    Funnily enough, my new buddy, said the same thing about the SAA.
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    1911- the perfect shooting handgun

    Only in the hands of an expert. I've seen far too many 1911 shooters who couldn't hit a barn door from the inside. It's not the bow, it's always the indian
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    1911- the perfect shooting handgun

    Only in the hands of an expert. I've seen far too many 1911 shooters who couldn't hit a barn door from the inside
    Oh, Lord don’t get me started on that one.

    I remember the time at an indoor range where a new Sig owner was telling me that although the Glock was a good-nuff for its intended purpose, it was faaarrrr inferior to his Sig.

    Lets just say he had a rude awakening, and certainly didn’t allow that Sig to measure up to his braggadocio talk.

    Yes, we have seen it time and time again.
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    This Indian likes the way the 1911 launches those missiles....
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    I grew up on 1911s BHPs and 2nd gen S&Ws, went thru the Glock "perfection" S&W MPs, then DA/SA HKs and Sigs, and you know I'm coming back to day one (1971) 1911s in .45 ACP for carry, I'm just sorry that I traded some of them for the above choices, but I'm slowly fixing it.
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    I'm feeling a little bit.....sheepish...that I don't have a Colt 1911.

    The first 1911 I ever shot was a lovely Colt.

    But, for a while, Colt's reputation was not that great. Deservedly or not, I stayed away from Colt 1911s. They seemed over-priced and under-quality.

    I feel like I need to atone for my ways.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    Interesting that this thread should appear just now. Only yesterday, a young gun enthusiast co-worker and I had a great conversation along these lines. I'm not ex-military, or LEO - just a long-time handgun enthusiast. I shoot a good bit, although not the hundreds or thousands of rounds per month that some do. In the last 40 years I've had upwards of 100 handguns. My EDC's are plastic fantastics of the M&P flavor.

    I related to my young friend how I just really seem to shoot a 1911 better than any other pistol. He asked me, "If you were facing a BG fifty yards away who was pointing a gun at you, and all you had was a pistol to defend yourself with, what would you want it to be?" My answer was my DW Valor. I answered pretty much without thinking, so I guess for me, the 1911 has proven itself well enough!
    At 50 yards, this one.
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    I like the 1911 and the Beretta M9/M92, they are very good guns.
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    Just talked Mrs Nix into letting me pick up a Colt Competition in 38 Super. This will be my first 38 Super........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    Just talked Mrs Nix into letting me pick up a Colt Competition in 38 Super. This will be my first 38 Super........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    Just talked Mrs Nix into letting me pick up a Colt Competition in 38 Super. This will be my first 38 Super........
    Great news!

    I am so envious!

    That's a great round and looks to be great for handloading fun as well.
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