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More than one 1911? Why?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Coldfinger, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    Tell her it is better than having two wives instead.
  2. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    I didn't know they had .40 in 1912. :D
  3. Three easy reasons: .38 Super, 10mm, and .45. Of course, a SECOND of any of those is for HER!
  4. otasan56

    otasan56 Well-Known Member

    Well, one of the pin matches I shoot in (NH) has categories for stock pistol and customized pistol. So I have two M1911A1 Springfield Armory .45s. One is stock, and the other has a compensator on its muzzle. :)
  5. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    I like guns. I can afford them so I buy them; I cast and load so I can shoot all I want. My wife never asked the infamous "why" question but there were times she did have a funny look on her face. Then one day she wanted to shoot one. Then she wanted to get better.

    The last seven guns bought in this partnership were her purchases; and she has more planned. The "why" question has yet to be asked and frankly I have no plans to ask it.
  6. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

    He seems pretty spry for over 101 years old
  7. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    And ignorant of which calibers did and didn't exist in that time period.

    Why it seems like it was only yesterday when I was shooting my .38sp Uzi back in 1803. ;)
  8. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Yes, and so does the wife. Becacuse we can.
  9. Still Shooting

    Still Shooting Well-Known Member

    Multiple .45's? _Well, for multiple reasons...

    I am currently not a handgun owner, but when I was several years ago, I had the following, and for different reasons:

    Colt Series 80 Lightweight Commander - because it was the first one, and a good deal.

    Colt Series 70 Gold Cup - because it would take the wear of lots of shooting better than the L.C., and because it was nicely gunsmithed for IPSC - a good investment at the price

    Colt Officers Model - (blue) because I wanted a .45 that was smaller as a carry gun, and when the O M came out, it was only available in blued (black) finish.

    Colt Officers Model - (SS) because I really wanted my carry gun to be stainless - it would wear better and not be subject to rust/corrosion on externals.

    At the time, I also had these others:

    Walther PPKS in .380 (blue) because it was a great CCW when I was in social situations, more compact than a .45

    S&W 686 for HD, because my ex-wife was more comfortable with a revolver, and her comment was, "Anything less than a .357 is boring."

    Browning Hi Power 9mm - the worst trigger I've ever owned! It came and went fairly quickly.

    Colt Woodsman, made 1947, in cherry condition, original box. Because I bought it for $350, and simply couldn't say "no" at that price!

    TC Contender in .44 mag, with 14" barrel - Just because having a handgun that was a "two-hander" was really fun!

    The 686 went with my ex- when we split up. I got rid of the Hi Power because the trigger was atrocious. The Colt Series 80 and the 2 Officer's Models went to pay for the divorce, as did the PPKS. Later, when I moved to NY State as a new bachelor, the Gold Cup was sold to a NYS Trooper, and the Woodsman went to a friend for his gf . I didn't use the Contender, so it went, too.

    I am currently wanting an M&P .40, but new (young) wife is expecting twins, so that'll have to go on the back burner for now.
  10. docnyt

    docnyt Well-Known Member

    I'm shooting for 1,911 1911s.

    Double pun intended.
  11. tnelson31

    tnelson31 Well-Known Member

    Talk about expensive.
  12. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I use my full-size Kimber for everything. I got a .22 conversion kit for it. But then I got a commemorative Para with markings on it from my unit's deployment, so I am using it for basically any time I open carry.
  13. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    I don't but only becaus I lack the funds too, and there are too many DIFFERENT models I'm interested in. I'll probably pick up another 1911 at some point, but probably in 38 super or 10mm.
  14. Hit_Factor

    Hit_Factor Well-Known Member

    I have about 8 1911's. Two are carry guns the rest are configured for competition in a specific division. As mentioned earlier it's not much different from have multiples in the closet. Each outfit has a purpose.
  15. Kramer Krazy

    Kramer Krazy Well-Known Member

    Parkerized, blued, brushed stainless, ultimate stainless, nickel plated, two-tone, lightweight, 3", 3-1/2", 4", 4-1/4", 5", fixed sights, adjustable sights, standard model, enhanced/Gold Cup, 45acp, 10mm 9mm, 38 Super........yeah. I can't think of any reason someone may want more than one 1911. ;)

    The 1911 is my favorite handgun design and between the wife and me, I think we have about 12 of them or so.
  16. skywalkrNCSU

    skywalkrNCSU Well-Known Member

    Meh, I see no reason to have two of the same gun. If it is a different configuration then that is different ball game as I am thinking of getting another Glock 19 to put an RMR on it and leave the other bone stock.

    Not that there is anything wrong with owning multiples, would just rather use my gun money for new and different ones :D
  17. asia331

    asia331 Well-Known Member

    Have 4; always good to have spares and while my back up to the EDC full size 1911 is an SP101 I will on occasion carry a second 1911 (Officers Model)
  18. eman

    eman Member

    I have four 1911s, three in 45acp and one in 9mm, two are 3" models one is a 4 1/4" and one is 5". So there is a need for all of them. :D
  19. dpote

    dpote Well-Known Member

    Because one is none and two is one.

  20. huntershooter

    huntershooter Well-Known Member

    Eight 1911's here.
    Because I can...

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