I've been working in a gunshop for the past few weeks. Perusing the interwebs for years one would think that 1911's make the bulk of defective or inoperable firearms. At least in this shop the firearms that come back defective or broken are completely random.
Colt, Kimber, STI, Les Baer, Wilson, Taurus, Sig, S&W, Ruger, Nighthawk, Remington, Rock Island, Para Ordnance, and others are all represented. Right now 1911's are selling almost as regularly as AR-15's. So far the only things that have shocked me are how loose the slide/frame fit is on some Colts, how tight all the Les Baer's have been, and how softly the race guns are sprung.
Wait until you get a SV/Infinity in your hands...
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
That's cause the 1911 guys try to fix their broke-ass shit themselves.
That's still better than selling or trading it off as many do with other guns. Neither makes much sense when most manufacturer's will fix their "shit."
The only complaint I've heard so far is one fellow thought the trigger had too much vertical play in his SA
I think it's silly how some are quick to condemn an entire brand or make because they've had a problem with one at some point. I'm also amazed at how many people can't properly clean or lube their guns.
maybe i've been incredibly lucky w/guns but i've never had a problem w1911s. unless you count misfeeds w/lswc around 400 round count w/o cleaning.
i don't ccw one but will consider it. all of mine are very accurate as well.