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Posted: 9/12/2004 12:48:31 PM EST
The assault weapons ban did one good thing...it upped the sales of 1911 clones....

It makes sense....why would you have 10 rounds of small bullets "euro-pellets" when you could have a finely tuned 8 round 1911?

now that the ban is waiting for republican assisted suicide...will we see a drop in sales of the 1911...and will companies like Kimber and colt jump on the "wonder-nine" bandwagon?

I personally love the little 9mm and plan to buy atleast two more in the next year...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:50:44 PM EST
no civilian sales follow police, the police have pretty much gone away from the 9mm so I think thats more of the reason why 9mm sales aren't as great as they were.

the 1911 is still a kick ass pistol.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:51:33 PM EST
Wow so far 100% of the people are saying yes to 9mm!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:52:38 PM EST
I don't think popularity, or lack thereof, will effect the standard capacity (13+ for most auto pistols) vs. the .45 - regular capacity mags are still plentiful - ban or no ban. I think you will still see a large number of people using the .40, .45 , and .357SIG ( to a lesser extent). The 9mm isn't all that - but will never go away due to history and its NATO status.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:53:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:56:03 PM EST
Id much rather have 15 rounds of 9mm than 8 rounds of 45 ACP. Modern 9mm hollowpoints are deadly enough for me. Not to mention that 9mm is much cheaper to shoot.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:57:47 PM EST
Maybe at first, people might want to add a hi cap 9mm to there collection now. I also think many people have discovered the the wonderful world of the 1911.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:03:21 PM EST
I bought a 1911 (Springfield) only because I liked the trigger. The difference between 9mm and .45ACP are marginal, in terms of one-shot-stops. I prefer the higher capacity and the reliability of my Glocks and SIGs. My SA 1911 was a jam-o-matic from day one and even Wilson magazines didn't help that. Some day, I might buy another if I can guarantee some level of reliability.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:06:06 PM EST
i hope so! maybe the prices will drop then and i can get me a few 1911's!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:09:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 1:09:50 PM EST by five5six]
I'm with you absolut...

I LOVE my Glocks...

but I have the 1911 itch...and it really needs to be scratched!

I doubt it will be carried much...a 110 pound guy and a three and a half pound 1911 dont go so well together
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:09:24 PM EST
I don't like your poll options so I'm not voting, but I will say that I don't think it will effect 1911 sales one way or the other.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:10:31 PM EST
thats why I left one "pie"
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:13:46 PM EST
"wonder nines" are soooo 15 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:16:23 PM EST
1911 all the way, baby...y'all can keep that pussy 9mm, give me that .45 any day!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:18:13 PM EST
shot placement kids...


....shot placement
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:25:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:29:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
If you bought a 1911 because you couldnt get hi-cap mags for a 9mm, then you dont get the 1911 at all.

Sell it.

To me!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:33:11 PM EST
Yes...now that we have 17 rd Glocks again...the 9mm is officially back where it was in the late '80s.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:34:05 PM EST
I Think that sales of 40 short n' weak, and 357 sig will benifit as much or more than the 9mm Luger/Parabellum.

I am weighing the pros and cons of a double stack 45acp or 10mm 1911 style pistol as I have large hands.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:36:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
1911 all the way, baby...y'all can keep that pussy 9mm, give me that .45 any day!



The .45 could be considered a "pussy" cartridge when compared to some others if you are all about performance...basically you have to choose what is best for you...but I wouldn't consider the 9mm a pussy load...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:38:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By five5six:
The assault weapons ban did one good thing...it upped the sales of 1911 clones....

It makes sense....why would you have 10 rounds of small bullets "euro-pellets" when you could have a finely tuned 8 round 1911?

now that the ban is waiting for republican assisted suicide...will we see a drop in sales of the 1911...and will companies like Kimber and colt jump on the "wonder-nine" bandwagon?




This entire post is moronic. The AWB helped 1911 sales? BS
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:39:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By sam1963:
Maybe at first, people might want to add a hi cap 9mm to there collection now. I also think many people have discovered the the wonderful world of the 1911.


In the great AR15.com tradition, I've got both.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:40:03 PM EST
if that is true you dont deserve a 1911
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:46:18 PM EST
No, I bet there will be a jump in sales of double-stack 1911s instead.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:48:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By mace:
No, I bet there will be a jump in sales of double-stack 1911s instead.



I would take that bet!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:49:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:
Yes...now that we have 17 rd Glocks again...the 9mm is officially back where it was in the late '80s.




But much better bullets and loads available making it roughyl equal to .40 and .45 in terms of "stopping power" (so to speak)...

I really like nice 1911's..... and untill bullets are replaced with laser beams, it wont die...
But... I am buying another XD-9.. this time with night sights and 15 round mags...
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:26:32 AM EST
Don't need 15 rounds, 2 will do just fine, hell that still leaves me with 6 extras.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:29:44 AM EST
You guys sound like the TV lol.

We could always keep a 17rd clip in our glock. Nothing has really changed.

The 1911 is a classic and is a mans gun bottom line. If for anything else just to say you own one.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:33:20 AM EST
I shoot a p14. I get 15rds of 45!!!!

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:52:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mace:
No, I bet there will be a jump in sales of double-stack 1911s instead.



I would take that bet!



In 10mm

Please?

(I'd take 9x23 also... )
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:17:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:23:31 AM EST
I'd love a 9mm....

For plinking.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:32:52 AM EST
I have a good number of handguns, but I usually carry a single stack version no matter what the caliber- 45 or 9mm. I just don't like carrying the thicker double stack mags, especially the honking big plastic mags of the Block. I do have a Block 20 in 10mm, so I am not "anti". I can carry two single stack mags a lot more comfortably than a single big'un.

As for the "lack" of capacity I guess the thundering hordes will get me in the end, so have some sympathy.heeseP.S. Europellets! Hahaha.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:33:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By five5six:
I'm with you absolut...

I LOVE my Glocks...

but I have the 1911 itch...and it really needs to be scratched!

I doubt it will be carried much...a 110 pound guy and a three and a half pound 1911 dont go so well together



I'm they same way...Most 1911's pull my pants down. I even have a Kimber Ultra Carry that causes my pants to sag...So for this small framed guy a Kahr PM9 will have to do.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:40:39 AM EST
No, the M1911 is it's own thing, doesn't compete for the same market at all.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:33:26 AM EST
The 1911 is and always will be a classic, there is a place for 9mm and .40s/w, and all of them can do the 'job' but there will always be a very special place in my heart for the 1911.

When I see a 1911 I automatically see visions of WWI,and WWII Normandy, Omaha Beach, and all the great battles all over the Pacific.

In my eyes the 1911 is right up there with the flag, Mom and apple pie, with out either of those the others could not exist.......Just my random thoughts......
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:56:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 1:56:54 PM EST by sam1963]
45 ACP is for fighting 9 MM is for plinking
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