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  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned O HI OPosts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Since this is all in (good discussion here,) I still have to admit I have never fired a 1911 but do not see the hype in them. They are huge, bulky and weigh as much as a brick (especially for CCW purposes. And the Glocks...... well they look like a cinder block with a handle on them. JMHO
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member North CarolinaPosts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Since this is all in (good discussion here,) I still have to admit I have never fired a 1911 but do not see the hype in them. They are huge, bulky and weigh as much as a brick (especially for CCW purposes. And the Glocks...... well they look like a cinder block with a handle on them. JMHO

    The 1911 may be heavier when it is a full size steel frame but by no means is it a brick. It is a full size weapon but no means huge. Bulky never, for their full size they are actually slimmer than double stacks and are much easier to conceal with a good holster. The 1911's are elegant in design and just fit the hand so well. Some people don't care for them but do yourself a favor and try firing one if you get a chance and I mean several mags to see why they have such a following.

    As to Glocks they are fugly and not what I like to look at, they are dang fuctional. They do the job well and will do it with extreme reliability. Simple, price friendly, dang functional and ultra-reliable ... they have a right to not be the prettiest then.
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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member OregonPosts: 1,526 Senior Member
    if all you worry about is a gun jaming, then you have more issues. imo, if youre going to use a gun for SD, then you better know how to use it properly and that included clearing malfunctions even in revolvers!

    do you think our troops have 100% reliable guns? maybe where its nice and clean. but eventhen i doubt it. any gun can malfunction at any time even due to exteranl forces like ammo or user.

    fwiw, i was at a range where the local SWAT was practicing using their ARs. They were shooting at various distance from 100 yds to 25yd. guess what i saw where they were firing? lots of loaded rounds on the ground. maybe dropped, or maybe clearing a jam or just practicing, but iac, they were there.
    The ears never lie.

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  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned O HI OPosts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Yeah Im not trying to bash either Glock or the 1911. I have just never understood why there is that big of a following for the 1911. Im more of a rifle shooter than pistol, but still cant think of any rifle I would drool over like some talk about their 1911?????? Maybe Im just a weirdo...... lol. And I would have never thought that any .45ACP would weigh only 25 ounces. Thats surprising.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Global NomadPosts: 6,071 Senior Member
    I've got a Glock 19 and an STI 1911 in 9mm, and love them both. I have to give the STI the edge but it's bigger, resales for about 2x of the Glock's price, and I baby it.

    Until I find a 3" M66, the Glock 19 will be what I reach for to shove in my belt or under the truck seat. However, if Ruger brings out an SR1911 Commander length for about the price the fullsize is going for now, I may jump to the 1911 platform.
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  • ericbericb Banned Helena, MTPosts: 392 Member

    Until I find a 3" M66

    Good Luck, you might be more apt to find a widowed blonde nympho that owns a boat and liquor store and loved shotgunshooters. I have been looking for a 3" 66 for a long time. They are scarce. BBS found a nice 3" 65 a few years ago and won't part with it.
  • ericbericb Banned Helena, MTPosts: 392 Member
    Yeah Im not trying to bash either Glock or the 1911. I have just never understood why there is that big of a following for the 1911. Im more of a rifle shooter than pistol, but still cant think of any rifle I would drool over like some talk about their 1911?????? Maybe Im just a weirdo...... lol. And I would have never thought that any .45ACP would weigh only 25 ounces. Thats surprising.

    To some in this mob, you definitely are a weirdo. LOL
    I agree with you, some want to hang me for my attitude but I look at most every gun as a tool like a circular saw.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,280 Senior Member
    ericb wrote: »
    Good Luck, you might be more apt to find a widowed blonde nympho that owns a boat and liquor store and loved shotgunshooters. I have been looking for a 3" 66 for a long time. They are scarce. BBS found a nice 3" 65 a few years ago and won't part with it.

    Got one of those...one of my all time favorite revolvers...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member

    Glocks are just ugly ducklings and are hard to prop up.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member North CarolinaPosts: 4,324 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Everytime I see that KA-BAR and badge I think ... I gotta get me one a them ... :rotflmao:
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    - George Orwell
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member VirginiaPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I love rifles too but there is just something about 1911's. The little one below is the one that weights in at 25 oz. I put two slugs with the Kimber Custom with the nice grips COM into an IDPA silhouette target at 110 yards in a three gun match (bream was there) for fun because of a bunch of whiners were saying it was too far for shooting iron/red dot sighted ARs. And with the Wilson I rang a 200 meter ram on my second shot (my wife witnessed that one). They just feel right in my hands...

    1911s.jpg

    Oh, and I drool over mine all the time. The Glock? Well not so much. These are pretty, the Glock is just a hammer :tooth:

    This is why you're my brother from another mother.
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  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    This is why you're my brother from another mother.

    Yep.......that is a SEXY picture!
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Larry, you can be his brother as long as I get to be the inheriting son.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member VirginiaPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Larry, you can be his brother as long as I get to be the inheriting son.

    Why? He don't have Glocks and you don't like Colts... :)
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member North CarolinaPosts: 4,324 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Why? He don't have Glocks and you don't like Colts... :)

    I'm betting it's a couple long guns that are the apples of BOTH their eyes ...
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member VirginiaPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Well, there is that...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Comparing the 1911 to the Glock is like comparing Jessica Alba to Rosie O'Donnell. MK?
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Larry, you can be his brother as long as I get to be the inheriting son.


    Cornered that position years ago, I mean after those 2 in front of me!
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
  • BufordBuford Senior Member CA. Beach citiesPosts: 6,721 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Comparing the 1911 to the Glock is like comparing Jessica Alba to Rosie O'Donnell. MK?

    The same equipment just a different frame.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Junior said he wants to talk to you...BrandonKorea-July2009.jpg
    Hey, he's deployed. I'm right here. Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Right.....Dad?
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Living in a van, down by the river.Posts: 14,033 Senior Member
    Hey bro, what's "Farther's Day?" Is that the day we honor those who are farther from us?
    I'm just here for snark.
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Ned's Notes #2
    Hey bro, what's "Farther's Day?" Is that the day we honor those who are farther from us?
    I would write a note here; but that, the subject is so well covered.
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    True but he did get me a cool pair of Oakleys for Farthers Day. I must have missed your card...son...

    Darn postal service! Never can rely on it. There was a $1,000 check in there for you. Oh well, maybe next year. It's the thought, right?
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Near Seligman AZPosts: 1,052 Senior Member
    . I have just never understood why there is that big of a following for the 1911. Im more of a rifle shooter than pistol, but still cant think of any rifle I would drool over like some talk about their 1911?????? Maybe Im just a weirdo...... lol. And I would have never thought that any .45ACP would weigh only 25 ounces. Thats surprising.
    .... .......Ummmmmmmm because the 1911 is a Light Sabre..............an elegent weapon from a more civilized age.....Ever played with a Holland & Holland...or a Swede.or a pre War Model 70........all worthy of drool.......And lightweight 45s have been around a day or two.........Star had the PD back in 75 that was only 25oz...Colt had the Commander at 25oz or so in the 50's............................
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Near Seligman AZPosts: 1,052 Senior Member
    :rotflmao::spittingcoffee:.............Nice............Ken
  • Shoemaker SethShoemaker Seth Member Eastern AZPosts: 139 Member
    I have read this entire thread and haven't a clue what anybody is talking about, assuming you're on topic of the OP. If this is a typical, amusing hijacking, then I follow. I can shoot a Glock very well, it just comes naturally to me. I don't have much experience with the 1911, but I'd like to give it a shot. Both should be able to adequately do the job for which they were designed. I would't mind a small mention in a will.
    Some threads I read for information. Others I read for entertainment value.
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    Wambli as long as the Wilson Combat, the S&W 610 and the 44 semiauto are mine all is fine, just the 3 guns, I am not greedy and I rather get them while you are with us, first because you will be missed and that way I can say thank you in a proper manner.
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
  • Shoemaker SethShoemaker Seth Member Eastern AZPosts: 139 Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    that new SBR is looking hot and I could use a second one...:devil:

    Glutton.
    Some threads I read for information. Others I read for entertainment value.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member VirginiaPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    You really thought we were going to leave a theme like Glock vs. 1911 alone? We already dismissed the original rant and are off on tangents that are more entertaining... Glock vs. 1911, steel vs. plastic, high cap vs. single stack has been done to death... :hand:

    Keep up with the program and get in line with the rest of the vultures :tooth:

    Yeah, let's start a discussion about living in Florida vs. living in the northeast!:troll:
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member
    KENFU1911 wrote: »
    .... .......Ummmmmmmm because the 1911 is a Light Sabre..............an elegent weapon from a more civilized age.....

    I'm with you in principle my brother, but how the hell do you figure that 1911 through 1986 qualifies as "a more civilized age"?????
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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