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Anyone NOT like the 1911 design?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ZeppelinM16, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. ZeppelinM16

    ZeppelinM16 Active Member

    I know! Gasp! How dare I! But seriously, is there anyone on this forum that dosen't like the general design? I'm not speaking of a particular model, caliber or brand. I do not own one. And I don't want to start an argument of "which brand is better" or "if it doesn't come in 45 ACP, it's blaspheme" or anything like that. Just want some intellegent thoughts brought forth in a civil manner if we can handle that :p
  2. Dr.Mall Ninja

    Dr.Mall Ninja Well-Known Member

  3. jigglyjames29

    jigglyjames29 Well-Known Member

    The only thing I like about it is the trigger pull.
  4. Blacklabelz

    Blacklabelz Well-Known Member

    Barack Obama
  5. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

  6. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    Damn it! I was beaten...
  7. five.five-six

    five.five-six Well-Known Member

    Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians

    FWIW, in a failing economy, Ombama has done great things for gun dealers business

  8. jojo200517

    jojo200517 Well-Known Member

    I don't like that I can't release the slide from lock back with my right thumb without rotating my grip on the gun. Damn short stubby thumbs. I still sorta like them, I mean they are in the only proper caliber, but my damn little pt145 I can drop the slide forward with my thumb no prob and it holds 10+1.

    Oh yeah I think there complicated to take apart.
  9. Dr.Mall Ninja

    Dr.Mall Ninja Well-Known Member

    Nazi's didn't like them neither did North Koreans or the VC or Terrorists and all other kind of bad guy scum.
  10. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I took a guy out today and let him shoot mine, and explained to him that it was designed by John M. Browning under the guidance and direction of Almighty God.

    He shot it and agreed.
  11. five.five-six

    five.five-six Well-Known Member

    I was taught that it is not a slide release, it is a slide catch... that in high stress situations, fine motor skills go to ^*&(%(^ so I always grab the slide with my left hand and release
  12. Boats

    Boats member

    The 1911 has certainly not been surpassed by anything worth a damn. The best anyone can do is to nearly equal it.
  13. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Well-Known Member

    I am not a huge fan of them. As in I don't own one and probably won't anytime in the near future but that does not mean I have them. What can I say, I am a Glock guy :).
  14. Strahley

    Strahley Well-Known Member

    I like them, but I'm realistic with them. I think they do a lot of things very well, but I think there are some questions with better answers than a 1911. Same with Glock, SIG, Beretta, etc etc

    I don't care for the grip safety all that much, but it doesn't stop me from enjoying a good 1911
  15. Germans. Japanese.
  16. NWCP

    NWCP Well-Known Member

    I own a 1991A1 Compact that I like a lot. I used to have a 1991A1 full size. I now carry HKs, but the sole remaining Colt goes to the range with me on occasion and gets a workout. It's a nostalgia thing for me. I trained on 1911s in the service and carried one off and on for 20 years so I'll probably always have one on hand for old times sake. Do I like... yup, are they then end all must have firearm... nope.
  17. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    I don't care for it. I don't like that I have to actively release something in order to shoot my guns that I didn't actively enable. Safeties are fine, as long as I have to set it to be enabled. I don't like the safety is off by exception. That is my only complaint though. I prefer the Browning HP design over the 1911. It is a small thing, the grip safety since it is disabled the second I grab the gun, but it still doesn't sit well with me.
  18. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    AS everyone thinks of the 1911 no I don't like em AT ALL.

    But you hand me a slick grip safetyless STAR A or B series pistol with it's ever so slightly slimmer grip and gracefully curved one piece backstrap and I'm in love
  19. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    I may be one of few Glock guy who loves 1911.

    Now if Glock made a 1911 model ..... I be in Glock heaven :D
  20. smartshooter.45

    smartshooter.45 Well-Known Member

    i love all metal pistols. the ergos of the 1911 really suit me. i also REALLY love my sigs. im still looking for the perfect P220 carry...

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