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Thread: Video - Why 1911s

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    Video - Why 1911s

    The video is worth watching because of the elegantly-phrased reasons:

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    Cause I like em, that's why.

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    l suppose I have to thank my oversized hands, but I really like my bro's 1911 GI's ergonomics. Fits well in my hands and putting .45 Auto through it is quite pleasant. The sights are tricky to get used to but I wouldn't have them any other way.

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    I love 1911s. I have one I've fired more rounds through than most reading this have fired in handguns in a lifetime. But if he thought those who are unpersuaded of its greatness would care about those points, he couldn't be more wrong. The 1911's ergonomics and shootability are timeless. The rest is details.

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    They look great. I can appreciate a Glock and would want a handful of them in a EOTW situation but I love the looks of a 1911. That I can shoot them well helps a lot with the enjoyment too.

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    I purchased my first 1911 (Colt Series 80) back in 1986. I shot it until the front sight took flight to never never land, then went looking for a custom pistol smith in one of the gun rags. I found one in Belle Fourche, S.D. I had decided I wanted a beavertail safety, good sights, extended thumb safety, a ramp polishing and barrel throating, a trigger job and one of those triggers with 3 holes in it. It seemed to be what all the big boy's were shooting at the time. During the wait for it's return, I ordered 5 Metalform magazines. I also owned a Master Caster & Star sizer. May as well cast a few thousand rounds of 200 grain semi-wadcutters and order some once fired brass. When I finally got it all together, I worked up a load and got busy shooting it. 10,000 rounds and 10 months later, I'd had one failure to feed and that was the only problem I encountered.

    100+ years and still found in the winners circle when only the best will do. And that's why I keep a 1911 around.


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    Why Not????
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    Here comes the endless discussion on any thread that contains either "1911" or "Glock" in the title.

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    "An elegant weapon for a more civilized time"- Obi Wan

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    Yes Sir; I love the 1911 .

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    1911s shoot where I look...2011s not near so much. Also weight... My Commander weighs 32 ounces loaded...I doubt there are any 2011s even close.

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    I love my 1911's too. Never shot a 2011.
    One round at a time.
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    Weight is the big factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frkelly74 View Post
    Why Not????
    Yep I guess that's a better question.
    Thanks for posting that video
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    Love the 1911. Had one since I was in my early 20’s (75 now). Owned lots of new pistols, but my short fingers don’t let me shoot them well. Also I have fed the 1911 cast swc with no problems. I can’t say I have had good luck with the newer guns. Shot competition in the 80’s , trained, and carried one for many years. That is my experience so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badguybuster View Post
    "An elegant weapon for a more civilized time"- Obi Wan
    I have some art-work on my study wall by Lorin Michki in that regard:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    I have some art-work on my study wall by Lorin Michki in that regard:

    Sir Alec Guinness would have loved the 1911 over the webly during the war.

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    Gee, I only have five - I feel so inadequate.....

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    I only had 2 new ones. A 9mm Commander and Goldcup, both bought in 1972. I had many GI 45s, I kept finding them in my duffle bag. Over years have had many on trades and had no interest in them since into S&W revolvers. If I was to pic something to depend on it would be a 1911. I carried one for 19 months and never shot it except screwing around. I did have to clean it daily to keep rust away. It never failed to fire and I don’t know of one that did except with magazine or ammo issues.

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    Why 1911s? If you have to ask, then you have no soul.

    I bought my first in 1972, a Series 70 Colt. I swapped out the dreadful "driftwood" grips (what were they thinking?) for a set of brown plastic GI grips. Great pistol.

    My second was a GI Remington that I never shot much but liked its' looks.

    My third was a Springfield Armory basic GI model that I like a lot.
    (notice a pattern here?)

    The last one I had, a few years ago, was a Ruger SR1911 stainless. Also a great pistol once I dealt with a few stupid quality control issues. Very accurate and reliable. Great sights. Loved the burr hammer. Hated the looks of the grip safety. Loathed the extended slide release. I love stainless magazines.

    SAM 1911A1 plain GI next, since the others are all gone.

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