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    Question Newbie Question

    What is considered a 1911? And why is it called that?

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    These are all 1911's
    THE Definitive 1911 Picture Thread

    And, the Army started using the gun in the year 1911, so thats who it got its name.

    Heres some more info for you
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1911


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    Thanks for the good info, drft. So if I'm understanding correctly, a 1911 is any semi-auto .45cal handgun?

    Taking a wild guess, but by your screen name I take it you're into cars?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mdnitedrftr View Post
    These are all 1911's
    THE Definitive 1911 Picture Thread

    And, the Army started using the gun in the year 1911, so thats who it got its name.

    Heres some more info for you
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1911


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    Quote Originally Posted by DjSaneR View Post
    Thanks for the good info, drft. So if I'm understanding correctly, a 1911 is any semi-auto .45cal handgun?
    Not just any .45 cal handgun. It's a single action weapon and they normally have a certain style to them. With the companies all trying to outdo each other, they aren't always .45s, either. Go to a good gun shop during slow hours and ask a sales person to show you the ins and outs of a 1911 in true 1911 style. You'll leave knowing more about them you really wanted to know. LOL!

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    Interesting.. Going to have to look into that. Seems like there's a big community of 1911 enthusiasts here and other forums. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    Not just any .45 cal handgun. It's a single action weapon and they normally have a certain style to them. With the companies all trying to outdo each other, they aren't always .45s, either. Go to a good gun shop during slow hours and ask a sales person to show you the ins and outs of a 1911 in true 1911 style. You'll leave knowing more about them you really wanted to know. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjSaneR View Post
    Interesting.. Going to have to look into that. Seems like there's a big community of 1911 enthusiasts here and other forums. Thanks!
    It's one of the guns where it is almost a cult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    It's one of the guns where it is almost a cult.
    Almost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    Almost?
    Yeah, you're right. It's like Glock and Sig... a full blown 1911 cult is out there! And it's huge in numbers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    Yeah, you're right. It's like Glock and Sig... a full blown 1911 cult is out there! And it's huge in numbers!
    The Grand Pooba of 1911dom thanks you, he told me to tell ya'll
    All hail Saint JMB

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    The Grand Pooba of 1911dom thanks you, he told me to tell ya'll
    All hail Saint JMB

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    Hey midntdrftr, I like that clip of Indianna Jones!
    (Harrison Ford was sick the day that was shot, running fever, felt lousy, yet that didn't stop his sense of humor. That scene wasn't originally supposed to be a part of the moive, he just did it for the heck of it. Everyone loved it so they left it in. It was almost edited out though in the final release out of fears of not being 'politically and socially proper.' Fortunately they left it in.
    Sorry to hi-jack this thread.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
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    1911

    That wikipedia article will give you enough of the history. Most of what we refer to as 1911s today are 1911 clones patterned after the actual M1911 and or M1911-A1 pistols that made there debut in 1911. The modern versions have kept much of the basic design, but add or change certain features. The Colt modern reproductions aren't drastically different than the original. The Springfield U.S. GI is also designed without most of the modern tweaks.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/36102

    Since the patent for the M1911 and M1911-A1 designs have long since expired everyone is pretty much free to borrow from the design as much as they wish. Due to the timeless popularity of the design there are literally dozens of companies making 1911 pattern pistols. It really says something about the genius of the design that a pistol born nearly one hundred years ago is the often the most common semi-auto in shooting competitions today.

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    The 1911 is the gold standard that all other pistols wish they could attain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony pasley View Post
    The 1911 is the gold standard that all other pistols wish they could attain.
    Very true, especially when you see the quality of the Nighthawk series. Damn nice...

    Another good site with 1911 info is http://www.m1911.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    Yeah, you're right. It's like Glock and Sig... a full blown 1911 cult is out there! And it's huge in numbers!
    I'm a fulltime 1911 cult member...

    After shooting one and now owning one, nothing else compares.
    "bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface

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    Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
    I'm a fulltime 1911 cult member...

    After shooting one and now owning one, nothing else compares.
    Another disciple of The JMB religion!!
    The hope is someday to out number the disciples of shmuckhammad,which wont be too hard once the shooting starts

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    Thanks for shedding some light, guys. I'm wondering if the local ranges here have any 1911's for me to rent. I'd like to experience it.
    Thanks again!

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    Lightbulb Shmuckhammad !!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Another disciple of The JMB religion!!
    The hope is someday to out number the disciples of shmuckhammad,which wont be too hard once the shooting starts
    +1 Agreed..Wait till you see the last wrap of the towel and shoot. That will put a Shmuckhammad in the bag everytime.

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    Think of the 1911 and a Chevy 350 engine,what do YOU want to do to it???? If you want a solid platform with parts you can get from everwhere then 1911 is the promised land,just like the 350 chevy. Thank you John M. Browning I own 2 and looking for #3 . J.R.

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