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    Yeah..I take a if it aint broke don't fix it attitude when it comes to the 1911. Sure there are some changes from the old days till now but the design as a whole is sound. If it wasn't then people wouldn't keep buying them. I don't have anything against more modern designs. I have owned several over the years. I don't see most of them any better and I do trust my life to my 1911's.

    I guess to each their own. I don't trash people that are fans of any particular guns. And I don't like when people try and say my choice in guns is wrong. A 1911 has saved my life on more than one occasion. I hope no matter what people carry that they have the same track record with whatever their choice is. We don't usually get second chances when/if the time comes that someone needs their gun. I honestly hope any of you never need your guns. It is not fun at all when you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhurdan View Post
    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.
    That's not entirely accurate. The JSSAP trials that resulted in the M9 were instituted for many reasons.

    The first was that the 1911s then in service were wearing out, the last batch having been purchased shortly after WWII.

    Second was ammo compatibility with NATO countries, as the STANAGs (standardization agreements) required.

    Third was a desire for a lighter-recoiling pistol for troops who are/were inexperienced with pistols, who complained that the 1911 kicked too hard.

    Fourth was a desire for a pistol more reliable than the 1911. The 1911s used for comparison in the JSSAP trials were markedly less reliable than the modern pistols entered in the competition. IIRC, the 1911s had something like 500 mean rounds before failure, while the modern pistols were well into the thousands or tens of thousands.

    Fifth was a desire for a DA pistol with a decocker, as the 1911 was found to be less safe in the hands of inexperienced troops, leading to many NDs.

    Sixth was a desire for a high-capacity pistol, to give inexperienced troops more chances to hit the enemy.

    Neither the HK45 nor the Mk 23 nor the USP existed during the original JSSAP trials. At the time, I believe the only HK .45 pistol available was the P9S, which met few of the JSSAP criteria.

    All that said, a reliable 1911 is a very fine fighting pistol. It's just that the chances of getting a reliable one are considerably less than getting a reliable modern pistol.
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    But I don't think Ill be doing what those test are stating. I wont be crawling through mud, than freezing my gun all while shooting and reloaded.. lol just saying.

    On a side note... Here are my 1911's





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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta Force View Post
    I have three Colt 1911's.I have a 38 Super/9mm a 10mm and a 45.
    I own several manufacturers. Don't foret the .38 Super, .22 and .40 calibers.

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    Currently I have 5, but I've had over dozen.

    I'm down a Colt, so I've been looking at older Commanders, but think it's going to have to wait a while.

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    I currently own a Wilson Combat KZ45 Compact.

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    My Les Baer/Harrison Custom and Dan Wesson Valor.








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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    My Les Baer and Sig P220 elite stainless with night sights and SRT trigger.




    Very nice.

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    Thanks WM. I took both to the range today. I had a blast. The Sig is shoots great groups for a combat gun. The Baer was really shredding the bullseye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    Thanks WM. I took both to the range today. I had a blast. The Sig is shoots great groups for a combat gun. The Baer was really shredding the bullseye.
    There's nothing (well, very few things) more satisfying than a paper target with a large jagged hole put in it by your gun!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    There's nothing (well, very few things) more satisfying than a paper target with a large jagged hole put in it by your gun!



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    As long as you're the one making the jagged holes and not your buddy outshooting you with your gun.

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    I have two, one for targets (Springfield) one for daily carry (Kimber Tactical Ultra) and the best thing is the wife bought both of them for anniversary gifts! All I need is a dog and life is perfect-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalanx1 View Post
    All I need is a dog and life is perfect-
    Chihuahua...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    There's nothing (well, very few things) more satisfying than a paper target with a large jagged hole put in it by your gun!



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    Amen!

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    A Springfield Stainless loaded 45, a Springfield EMP 9 MM....and I used to own a Kimber Ultra Aegis 9 MM... that I still am beating myself up for selling.

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    colt defender

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    I own a Springfield Hi cap loaded 1911.Only steel handgun I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasEgo View Post
    But I don't think Ill be doing what those test are stating. I wont be crawling through mud, than freezing my gun all while shooting and reloaded.. lol just saying.

    On a side note... Here are my 1911's




    Where are the grips on your Kimbers from?

    I just added a Para GI Expert to my collection

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    Just one to the guy who earlier said the 1911 is a dying breed. My first 2 handguns were poly(XD and Kahr P9), but after shooting a 1911, that was it for me, I just love everything about them. I guess like our old trucks, they'll be around forever. A superior design never dies. Good cars though they might be, how many Honda Civics you gonna see on the road in 40 years?

    Besides, what poly guns look this sexy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    Just one to the guy who earlier said the 1911 is a dying breed. My first 2 handguns were poly(XD and Kahr P9), but after shooting a 1911, that was it for me, I just love everything about them. I guess like our old trucks, they'll be around forever. A superior design never dies. Good cars though they might be, how many Honda Civics you gonna see on the road in 40 years?

    Besides, what poly guns look this sexy?
    No one is gonna say it any better than that I'll keep my old outdated 1911's

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