View Poll Results: I own a 1911

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    Added a RIA loaded to the family. The wife is about to kill me but I think all i need is one more..Yeah...One more should do it. I mean..I can qquit anytime I want!..I just don't want to is all. Yeah..one more will do it

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    i need to change my vote from someday to i now own one
    i bought a springfield loaded target a couple weeks ago and have over 500 rds through her now without any problems at all. this is a sweet gun that is going to have more 1911's in it's family. i plan to own a 1911 in 9mm and also want the springer throphy match 45 too.

    randy

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    I have 3 kimber ultras. The aegis ultra 9mm and a SS ultra in .40cal and a black ultra 45. i love 1911's and i also want a 4", which is on my short list.

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    SA Trophy Match Long Slide

    Taurus PT1911SS

    BUL M-5


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    Les Baer Premier 2 with 1.5" @ 50 yards package Is being crafted for me. Should come in next month. I had a Taurus PT1911 in blue that I traded in twords the Les Baer. It was nice, but I wanted a custom. Next will be a Les Baer Stinger.

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    Not yet, but soon----and previous 1911 owner as well. This time it will be the PT1911.

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    Here's mine and wouldnt get rid of one.

    High standard 45

    Rock island 38 super

    83' blued springfield 45


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    Just picked up one of these: (My first 1911)



    Springfield Blackened Loaded Target....it's had a little work done by Springfield's Custom Shop and measured 1" 5 shot group at 25 yards.

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    I got about 6 weeks ago...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I got about 6 weeks ago...

    Man, that thing's HUGE!

    How do you fire it?

    Nice looking wheels, by the way.



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    Les Baer Premier 2 1.5 inch accuracy at 50 yards

    I did the install on the magwell/mainspring housing.

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    its such a old fashioned gun which is slowly being phased out. the new muscle in these parts are the reliable german engineered polymers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JONSCH View Post
    its such a old fashioned gun which is slowly being phased out. the new muscle in these parts are the reliable german engineered polymers


    Funny. For a phased out outdated waste of metal I sure see a lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post


    Funny. For a phased out outdated waste of metal I sure see a lot of them.
    its just like how a lot of people tried to hold on to their revolvers as long as they could and now they are obsolete technology for any type of job which requires a handgun. Just like revolvers they are still be around but have faded out of the forefront of handgun use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JONSCH View Post
    its just like how a lot of people tried to hold on to their revolvers as long as they could and now they are obsolete technology for any type of job which requires a handgun.

    Obsolete technology? The only obsolete technology is the one that a person can no longer use with proficiency. I give you the 1911...



    I would surmise that any bad guy standing in front of those .45 slugs would disagree that it is obsolete.

    I also shoot the German stuff pretty well...
    (sorry about the XD9 at the end, I never got around to editing it out)

    The point is, I shoot the 1911 better than I do the HK. I'm more confident with it. That in and of itself, to me and many others, means that is far from obsolete, in fact, I'd say it's the cream of the crop. Just because something is new doesn't mean it's any better. In fact, guns are built on the very same principles as their predecessors, sometimes nothing more than cosmetic differences. That's not exactly the case between 1911's and HK's when it comes to extracting and mag release, but the feed ramps, thumb safety, and basic recoil functions are all pretty much the same. As it is with most handguns.

    Again, obsolete is a strong word. For the most part, I'd say that shooters become obsolete long before their firearms do, at least with quality made weapons.

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    havent even the americans stopped using these 1911 guns in war? They are just a collectors item and target competion now. I dont even think police use them pretty much anywhere? way more jams than HK, glock,etc. you cant trust your life on them compared to what else is out here now. they had a good run though and I know alot of people still like them like alot of people like their revolvers and pickup trucks!!

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    Ohhh right... I forgot, our pick up trucks, and mullets. Goes right along with our biscuits and gravy. In fact, some special forces use the 1911's, as do SRT teams in the States. The reason the military went with 9mm was for weight to quantity of ammo ratio's as well as supply line concerns. I think it had very little to do with the fact that the 1911 was "unreliable". If it were the case, they would have chosen the HK45 during their trials, but they didn't, because it was about what I mentioned, supply line and weight to qty of ammo ratio.

    I carry a gun everyday. In the winter when I wear heavier cloths, I carry the 1911, because I trust it, and it doesn't fail unless I fail to shoot it properly. I said this before on this forum, I think most failures with quality made firearms are much more atributable to the shooter than the mechanical device. But who cares, us Americans are gonna stick to the 1911 until our truck dies.

    Zhur

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    I have a Para 14-45 and Taurus pt 1911.
    I enjoy everything except the ammo prices.

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    The 1911 is a timeless classic. It also serves well as a modern weapon of war. No other platform can match it in terms of longevity and versitility. There are some that can perform one role or another better perhaps. But no platform I know of can do it all and do it as well as the 1911. Tacital? add a rail and night sights. Defense? Dehorned compact 1911's abound. Target? Take your pick. Competion? Ditto. 2nd place goes to Sig. As for plastic guns, you can keep em. Make mine metal.

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