If you had to chose...!


January 6, 2003, 12:02 PM
If you had to chose between the Colt Combat Commander in 45acp or the Glock 19 in 9m/m for your only and alway's what would it be?..

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January 6, 2003, 12:19 PM
I have a good amount of experience with the G19 and the 1911 full size. I wouldn't hesitate to choose either one. The problem here is personal preference. I prefer the 1911, not because it brings greater raw utility, but rather because it just fits me better. Have you tried both models out? It is very important that you do.

Sean Smith
January 6, 2003, 12:25 PM
Personally, the Colt. I just shoot them alot better (and enjoy shooting them more). The Commander is a great size that "feels" just right, which makes me wonder why I own a Government Model instead. But those are nice, too. :D

January 6, 2003, 12:25 PM
G-19, not really a caliber issue with me. I know it's treason but I just never cared for 1911's

January 6, 2003, 01:02 PM
Just care for Colts more.

January 6, 2003, 01:10 PM
I love my 1911, and have way more experience with it than with a Glock. If I can't do it with the 7 or 8 rounds in a single-stack, then I've got bigger problems to worry about.

January 6, 2003, 01:11 PM
Colt Combat Commander. It fits my hand better and I trust the 1911 in most any form over Glocks. No flame, I just don't really like Glock. I think their quality is probably OK but I don't like their safety set up. I'm an old guy, y'know. It's not that I couldn't learn new tricks, it's that I don't want to. Put a grip safety on a Glock (like Springfield's tactical tupperware) and we'll talk.

January 6, 2003, 01:34 PM
I may be one of the few who don't care for either Glocks or 1911s but I chose the G19 because I like the 9mm and I like having 15+1 as opposed to 7+1 and the Glock is lighter and is not SA. Glock also has a better grip angle than the Colt IMHO.

Marko Kloos
January 6, 2003, 01:55 PM
If I had to pick only one and be stuck with it as my only gun for the rest of my life? I'd pick the Glock, although I love 1911s in general and the Commander-sized ones in particular.

The Glock is lighter, more reliable, holds more bullets, is more corrosion-resistant, and shoots a much less expensive cartridge (which translates into more practice).

January 6, 2003, 02:06 PM
Most people seem to either really like Glocks or really dislike them. I voted for the Colt. ;)

If it was fill-in-the-blank, I'd have gone with either a Kimber or a Springfield, btw.


January 6, 2003, 02:35 PM
I voted Colt. Although I was really tempted to go outside the lines & add another gun to the mix...but I'll behave ;)

January 6, 2003, 03:33 PM
I hate to say it, but i'd have to go Glock. Tenifer and plastic for the hot Texas summers.

4v50 Gary
January 6, 2003, 04:55 PM
Colt. It's about caliber (yes, yes, I know. Shot placement is everything).

January 6, 2003, 05:03 PM
Easy........the colt

January 6, 2003, 06:27 PM
I'd take the 1911. Already have a polymer pistol

For always and only? Still a Colt.

Nobody here steals a second glance at a Glack. ;)

January 6, 2003, 06:45 PM
I'd say a Glock 19, only because I've never had a problem with any of my Glocks.

Though I haven't owned a 1911, yet.

January 6, 2003, 08:33 PM
Glock 19. Already have a 17 and 26, so split the difference and I am a happy camper. Besides, I won't have to worry about swimming with the Glock on! ;)

January 6, 2003, 08:52 PM
1911. Feel better and has SA trigger.

January 6, 2003, 09:09 PM
I'm a 1911 guy, always have been but I also accept that some newer designs may (or may not ;) ) offer some things the 1911s don't. If it were my decision, I would go with the Commander in a heartbeat. If it were a carry weapon, after a good 300 rounds if it wasn't 100% reliable with my carry load of choice, I would have a bit of work done to it.

If I absolutely positively had to use it out of the box, I might look a bit harder at a Glock but probably the 36 or the 30.

January 6, 2003, 09:37 PM
The G19 simply because its easier to maintain, cheaper to shoot, higher potential ammo capacity.

January 6, 2003, 09:40 PM
I'd take the one that is the most reliable, easiest to conceal, lightest and highest magazine capacity...the Glock 19.

March 23, 2007, 08:26 AM
Definitely the GLOCK, for reliability reasons.

March 23, 2007, 09:52 AM
I don't like Glocks - but that's a personal preference. I would rather have a 45ACP than a 9mm. That's just common sense!

March 23, 2007, 11:49 AM
Up until a couple of years ago, before I got my CHL, I'd have said the Colt no question. If I were to strictly shoot on the range with no carry, the 1911 is more fun and esaier for me to shoot. Now that I have my CHL though, I'd say the G19.

I have a SA champion GI that shoots great and I love. I recently picked up my first Glock, a G19. I have Milt Sparks VMII's for both and a Beltman belt. I much prefer carrying the G19, simply because of the weight issue. For some reason, once I get a gun above about 25oz, I just don't like it on my belt. I shoot both equally well. I like the feel of the 1911 much better, and of course it's .45. But the weight and capacity favors the G19.

Glad I don't have to have just one. My G36, PM9, and 3AT get all my carry duty now though.

March 23, 2007, 02:21 PM
I'd take the Glock. I prefer the 17, but I would choose any Glock over a 1911.

March 23, 2007, 03:26 PM
Hard choice, I'd rather have the Colt for the gun that it is, but the Glock for the 9mm as I prefer 9mm because of cost of ammo. I didn't choose either.

Heavy Metal Hero
March 23, 2007, 03:29 PM
If I had to chose I guess I would have already picked what I wanted, so I don't know what to vote.

March 23, 2007, 03:36 PM
Colt commander or Glock?

Colt. I don't have a problem with a handgun up to about 40-45ounces on my belt, and a full size government pistol comes in at about 40 ounces. A commander should come in a bit below that. I am fully comfortable carrying a 5" gubmint .45 when carrying.

I have an XD9, similar in size to the Glock 19, and I just don't carry it. Weight is about the same as a commander 1911 when loaded, so the plastic fantastics don't win a lot with weight unless they are empty, or single stacks.

March 23, 2007, 04:17 PM
I'd pick a 1911 over a Glock. The 1911 has is all, relaibility, ergonomics, a nd a fantastic trigger.

March 23, 2007, 04:57 PM
Government model 1911 - go with the 1911.

Commander model 1911 - go with the G19...

March 23, 2007, 05:01 PM
Hard decision. I choose Glock 19. I love the 1911 too, and colt is a great company. If the choice were a Les Baer, Ed Brown or Kimber I would have picked the 1911. But the Glock 19 with fewer parts, cheaper ammo, higher capacity, lighter, and definately indestructable I went with it instead. Once again a hard decision. Either are terrific handguns.

P.S While I love Glocks, Especially the 19 and have many, I actually shoot my 1911's better.

March 23, 2007, 06:45 PM
Holy thread necromancy Batman!

March 23, 2007, 06:54 PM
initially thought 1911, i love my 1911 and hate 9mm, but, 16 rounds appeals to me.

March 23, 2007, 07:18 PM
i would take the glock 19.

Tiny in Ohio
March 23, 2007, 07:39 PM
Though I have not owned a Glock, I have shot them. For me the grip angle is not right, but a 1911 fits like a glove. I have 2 1911s, one a government model and one a commander, and love them both. For me it is a 1911 choice.

March 23, 2007, 08:09 PM
That's a tough one, but if this is a Mad Max scenario I'll have to take the Glock. More ammo capacity, probably more durable, and easier to clean and maintain. I shoot the 1911 best but have a G17 in my Bug-Out-Bag.

March 23, 2007, 08:14 PM
Colt Commander No blocks

March 23, 2007, 08:20 PM
I carry a Commander (all steel) now, but I gotta admit I REALLY like my wife's G-19. That thing just SHOOTS.

We're a mixed marriage you see. :p

March 23, 2007, 08:23 PM
I am still kicking myself for selling my Combat Commander. That would be my choice.

March 24, 2007, 12:47 AM
I love my Glock 19, but lust after another Colt Combat Commander.:D

Choose the one you can afford to shoot now, and pick up the other later on down the road.


Jacka L Ope
March 24, 2007, 01:33 AM

March 24, 2007, 05:04 AM
Give me the Colt.

It really depends on the situation but in the end I prefer the Colt in general.

If the gun is for a SHTF type situation I would probably go with the Glock 19 but I would rather have the 17.

I like the 1911 for normal everyday use.

Ala Dan
March 24, 2007, 08:02 AM
Another vote for the Colt~! ;)

Safety First
March 24, 2007, 08:29 AM
Nothing at all againts the glock, just love the commander in .45 flavor

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