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Posted: 10/28/2004 5:18:55 PM EST
Well...is there --- PUNK?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:20:43 PM EST
Better question would be "Is there a reason NOT to have a 1911?"

And the answer is no.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:21:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 6:00:18 PM EST by Florg]
They're sexy and with the size of the barrel you just add to the size of your... You know.

I went with an UltraCompact 'cuz I don't want to scare the ladies away.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:21:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Better question would be "Is there a reason NOT to have a 1911?"

And the answer is no.



+1
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:23:27 PM EST
you just cant go though life without a 1911. They are like the little black dress for a chick.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:24:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:25:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:26:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I always doubt anyone that claims to be serious about guns if they dont own a 1911



I suppose you are going to say I can't post here anymore cause after 4ish years on the site I still don't own an AR?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:27:42 PM EST
Jut that the 1911 is the finest combat pistol in the world maybe!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:28:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 5:28:51 PM EST by fight4yourrights]
NO. You should NOT have A 1911.


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Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:28:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:30:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
NO. You should NOT have A 1911.


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Very nice!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:32:33 PM EST

Is there some reason I should have a 1911...?


F4YR has it right: You should own more than "A" 1911!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:33:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 5:37:27 PM EST by captainpooby]

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I always doubt anyone that claims to be serious about guns if they dont own a 1911



I suppose you are going to say I can't post here anymore cause after 4ish years on the site I still don't own an AR?




doo dill lee doo dilll lee doo.........

9mm is fine...for girls and emergencies like when you cant find a knife or a stick.
1911 .45 auto. Accept no substitutes.

ETA: Any gun is better than no gun. I have a Berreta .22 for when I just cant carry a bigger gun.

Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:38:30 PM EST
I went many years without a 1911. I never saw the attraction.

That all changed last year when switched guns and I used my friend's Les Baer for IDPA. I grew very fond of the 1911.

I picked up a Kimber TLE II a few weeks ago and took a pistol class with it last week. I am a convert and know I will need another 1911.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:41:26 PM EST
'Cus it's a g un.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:42:55 PM EST
My 1st pistol was a Glock.

Never saw the need for a 1911, but finally decided everyone should own one, it's a classic.


Bought my 1st, I'm now on my 4th.....and the Glock is getting sold.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:43:13 PM EST
My favorite gun since I learned to shoot




and will be my favorite til the day I die.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:46:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I always doubt anyone that claims to be serious about guns if they dont own a 1911



I suppose you are going to say I can't post here anymore cause after 4ish years on the site I still don't own an AR?



Where did I say that?



I was kidding. Remain calm.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:49:51 PM EST
It feels like an extension of your hand.

It's slide under recoil feels like warm butter moving back and forward.

It's one of the oldest sidearms still in constant use, and even "improvements" on it's design fail where the original does not.

What's not to like?
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:58:39 PM EST
That's like asking, "Is there some reason I need a head?"

Hail, the most excellent 1911!!!

Just be sure to understand this mistresses intricacies.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:34:08 PM EST
I just bought a 1911 three weeks ago. S.A.M. model made in the Philipines. Just didnt have the money right now for a Colt or SW Model 1911. I really like the pistol however. It is plenty accurate enough for me and all parts or supposed to interchange with the original Colt model.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:45:08 PM EST
The 1911 hasn't felt 'right' in my hand when I shot them before.
I have a spare fingergroove Hogue grip that might make it better...I'd need to buy a .45ACP 1911 for it though.

What brand/model would be good for a 1st 1911?
I've heard Colt is best...
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:50:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By BusMaster007:
Well...is there --- PUNK?



If you're a collector of sorts, yes...

If you just buy guns to shoot them, then 'yes, if you want one'...
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:56:28 PM EST
Yes...

HK Mark 23 and HK USP's
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:59:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 7:03:42 PM EST by WildBoar]
I have owned many 1911's. I personally don’t care for em. It’s an archaic piece of weaponry but no collection is complete without one. The die hard 1911 guys were that same shit talking wannabe vets at our gun range that drank up all our coffee and never bought anything or shot on the range. They just sat around talking crap about whatever subject they read in a magazine somewhere. Not saying the guys here are the same type. Just an observation I had whiule working in a gun shop/range for years.

Now don’t get me wrong. The 1911 can be a very sexy toy. But my favorite thing I ever saw was a bowling pin shoot at out range. These guys had $2500 1911's decked out for pins. Well not all of them were worth that much but some serious work was involved. Anyway my range officer grabbed the beat up POS (only cause it’s mistreated)rental Beretta Mod84 .380 and cleaned up the pins no problem with ouse reloads. He would turn around and say "It aint the bow it aint the arrow; it’s the Indian" and then start the competition. Same guy kicked major ass doing IPSC with a stock Browning Hi Power with a POS Uncle Mikes holster and 2 mags in his back pocket. People’s bowels loosed when they saw this guy shoot. What does that have to do with 1911's? umm nothing . Sorry.

Anyways I have a Frankenstein 1911. It’s seen some action overseas I am sure of it. Great guns but not that great IMHO. I love my CZ75 though.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:00:18 PM EST
Yes.



Halloween=Flying pumpkins


nuff said


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:02:59 PM EST
There is a reason that SpecOps guys still use 1911's when they could use any plastic Hi-cap they want to.


Best.... pistol....ever....
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:03:48 PM EST
I have 12 pistols and the only .45's I have are a Glock 21 and a USP Tactical.
I had the option to buy a 1911, but I bought another Sig P226 instead.

Damn, that is one FINE pistol

Maybe its time....
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:04:19 PM EST
No.

1911's are for men.


Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:06:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Moof:
No.

1911's are for men.





GIRLYmen...
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:09:59 PM EST
1911's are just a classic. They feel great, look great.

Very customizable if you like

Good caliber, can be a very good carry or self defense gun

Rounds out a collection
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:11:48 PM EST
It is not my first choice for an everyday carry gun but I love mine. They are just the coolest looking gun made and you can tinker with them endlessly. There is probably no gun out there with more modifications and parts and types of ammunition to try out. You gotta own at least one.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:23:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:31:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:41:35 PM EST
you dont have one! there thats the reason.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 8:05:57 PM EST
It's one of the basics, every gun owner should have a 1911, and an AR-15. I mean hell if you have only ONE pistol, make it a 1911. I finally got myself one last year and love it, Colt 1991A1.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 8:53:56 PM EST
It's ONLY the greatest fighting pistol ever designed.

but hey, a Jennings or Glock will spit lead out the front end at high speed too....
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 8:56:51 PM EST
Another gun to have, I like mine though. Id get rid of my G21 before I got rid of it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:00:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I always doubt anyone that claims to be serious about guns if they dont own a 1911



+3 (2 .45's and 1 .38 Super)
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:04:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I always doubt anyone that claims to be serious about guns if they dont own a 1911



+3 (2 .45's and 1 .38 Super)




+4 Lumpy Knows!!!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 10:15:23 PM EST
I had a Springfield 1911 A1 in stainless. It was a reasonably accurate, well functioning pistol. No failures in around 1500 rounds that I shot it. That said, I liked it so much, that I gave it to my friend Jim for free. He doesn't have any guns, I decided that was the most expendable in my collection. I have no plans of buying another. I tried to convince myself it was a matter of capacity, but then I noticed my P7 is still in the safe....

The good news is, my buddy thinks it's the coolest thing since sliced bread. I still shoot circles around him with a $200 Hungarian FEG 9mm.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:32:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:38:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:51:06 AM EST
I like the look of the 1911. I like its history. I like its customizability.

It is truly a beautiful, and good design (IMHO) means that the object works well AND looks good.

But I like how my Glocks feel felt before I lost them in the lake, and I shoot better (more accurately and faster) with them. (I'm one of those rare folks who like Glocks but hold no bad opinions of 1911s. For me, it's a matter of ergonomic preference.)

If someone can explain to me why I'm comfortable with a Glock 30 but not with a 1911, I'd like to hear it. If someone can tell me how to make a 1911 more comfortable to shoot, I'd like to hear that too. I ask these questions expecting some good answers, not as rhetorical questions.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:56:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Better question would be "Is there a reason NOT to have a 1911?"

And the answer is no.



Even with all your shortcomings, you truly are a wise man.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:04:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 4:08:00 AM EST by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:17:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By inzane123:
you just cant go though life without a 1911. They are like the little black dress for a chick.



A perfect analogy. Like the black dress, you'll end up owning more than one. The Government 1911 is the classic American gun icon. And there are soooo many variations, parts & gunsmiths it - like the AR15 - will spawn its own gun fetish. I own 7 1911s.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:20:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sumo2000:
There is a reason that SpecOps guys still use 1911's when they could use any plastic Hi-cap they want to.


Best.... pistol....ever....



More probably to do with the fact that Rob Leatham teaches them to shoot it fast and accurately.

G23c
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:20:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrPink:

Originally Posted By inzane123:
you just cant go though life without a 1911. They are like the little black dress for a chick.



A perfect analogy. Like the black dress, you'll end up owning more than one. The Government 1911 is the classic American gun icon. And there are soooo many variations, parts & gunsmiths it - like the AR15 - will spawn its own gun fetish. I own 7 1911s.



1) I have several
2) Why hasn't anyone mentioned hi-powers? Gotta have a couple of those, too.
3) how many little black dresses do you own.....
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:22:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By BusMaster007:
Well...is there --- PUNK?



I can't think of one.

Old technology. Anything the 1911 can do, a new design can do better.

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