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    I was a SIG lover till my first Springfield 1911.......then the SIG's found new homes. I made sure they were good owners but then turned my attention to the 1911's and even customizes several, really getting into fitting beavertail grip safeties, barrel bushings and even sights. I dehorned a couple, one for me and one for a friend. even made a set of grip panels for one from my favorite Bar-B-Que wood, mesquite. They went with the Colt. I must admit that since then there has been no other gun that has intrieged me and interested me that the 1911........that is until I got my new Springfield XD-45. The votes still out on this gun....but I really like it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryhavoc
    Is it just me but it seems like every gun mag I see has nothing but 1911's, I know thats an exageration, just seems that way. I think based on the amount of ink it gets it is overrated. Seems like most, not all, have to be tweaked to work right, my 92 has had no failures in over 1K rounds.
    Did you shoot the 1K without cleaning it? I got curious and found my carry gun (a 1911) will go over 1500 rounds with no cleaning or any problems. I've tried this 3 times.

    Overrated, I don't think so.

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    Talking 1911 Overrated?

    If anything, the 1911 is underrated!

    I'll stake my life on my Springfield TRP Operator any day of the week. That's the highest praise anyone can give a gun, IMO.

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    Nope - not overrated.

    JMB got it right 100 years ago !

    Most problems with 1911's are caused by home "gunsmiths". Today's mid to top-end 1911's are excellent guns.

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    Anybody that is disatisfied with their gun, please send it to me and I will take good care of it for you. I promise to shoot it once a month just to keep it in shape. You don't have to thank me just send a box of shells every now and then.

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    Just consider me an echo of what's already been said. I like the 1911 too.

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    When I was little I had a toy 1911. For a toy it was awesome because it actually had bullets that would fire seperately from the casing, which would eject and feed just like a real gun, except that you did have to manually rack the slide.

    Even as a kid something about that gun "just felt right." My first gun was a Taurus PT92. It has some very nice features and from a teardown / maintanence standpoint it is easier to deal with than a 1911. I used to argue that the 18 round capacity of the 9mm was better than the 8 or 9 round capacity of the 1911.

    Then I fired a 1911 the .45 ACP knocks down steel plates that the 9mm just bounces off of. The recoil is no worse than the PT92, etc. Aboslutely everything was right about that gun. I own one now and am looking to build a completely custom one from scratch.

    Over rated? Maybe, but I dare you to find any other one handgun design that has survived for as long as the 1911 has. In 100 years the gun is sitll being made with no significant alterations to the basic design, and a 1911 will easily shoot as accuartely or reliably as any of the new plastic fantastics out there. Over rated? If they were over rated, they wouldn't be as widely used and sought after as they are. The public is easily sold on a fad, but after 100 years, I think it's safe to say that it's not a fad, it really is a top notch design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryhavoc
    Is it just me but it seems like every gun mag I see has nothing but 1911's, I know thats an exageration, just seems that way. Lets face it after almost 100 years what else can you say about a pistol? I think based on the amount of ink it gets it is overrated. Seems like most, not all, have to be tweaked to work right, my 92 has had no failures in over 1K rounds.

    let us look at the over rated part, very auto-loader the comes out tries to compare itself to the 1911, the 1911 has been in service since 1911 to today in military and civilian use, the cal. designed for it ever cal. tries to compare itself to it. Over rated no the 1911 is the gold standard of the auto-loader world.

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    Ah Tony & Nathan that is muic to my ears when I here them going off. Like my old Harley if I have to explain it to you, you wouldn't understand. Wave the Flag, apple pie and Mom. It's the American way.

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    ~ simply no it is not. One of the best firearms ever designed... IMHO.

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    cryhavoc, lets see how much ink you get when you are 95 years old. The fact that the 1911 has been around that long tells you they are special. Regards, Richard

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