Thanks for posting this. Very good read, makes me feel even better about my 1911's.
I have a SA Mil Spec that has been modified through the years with lots of aftermarket Ed Brown parts and has gone close to 2500 rounds with zero malfunctions. At the same time I have an Ithaca 1911 made in 1943 carried by my grandpa in Korea and it has never failed either, I don't shoot it much but it has been 100%
I find it so funny that the same people that are die hard Glock or M&P fans are the same ones that will argue why the AR15 platform
requires lube in order to run well but they will dismiss a 1911 like they are all the same and won't put up with the pistol needing any attention what so ever. To me the AR15 and 1911 go together perfectly. Both have single action triggers that require the safety being taken off just before firing, both are excellent fighting firearms, and both will run 100% if the shooter takes a little time to do his/her part.
I love 1911's I just wish I could afford more of them
i've owned several 1911s from a few manufacturers- Taurus, MetroArms, RIA, Colt, SA for starters. the only issues i've had with reliability were easy solved:
1) the Taurus was slightly picky on JHPs. Turned out she loved Gold Dots. Problem solved. Ate all FMJ I fed her.
2) My MetroArms commander needed a stronger recoil spring than what came from the factory. Problem solved.
3) My Colt 1918 will stovepipe if not lubed before use. Not a defensive gun, so a quick spray of CLP and problem solved,
I guess I've gotten lucky? Seems funny that even lower quality 1911s I've owned have run just fine.
And in terms of accuracy, I am not a precision/competition shooter and I know I never will be. As long as my guns are combat accurate, I'm happy.
Originally Posted By SGB:
Thanks SGB! Very good read, especially since I'm about to step in to the world of 1911's. Cool site too