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Why Own A 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jahwarrior, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    Let's start a list; any reason you can think of, and funny reasons will not be discouraged! :D

    1. Because John Moses Browning smiles upon you from Heaven when you shoot one.
    2. Because it annoys plastic wundernine fanbois that your gun is better than theirs. :neener:
  2. DennisE

    DennisE Well-Known Member

    Because life's too short to shoot plastic guns! Dennis
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Because I started shooting them in 1962, and I ain't gonna quit now.

  4. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    I think Ruger's model is priced so good and should be made well enough that there is little reason not to buy one. I don't know if I'll ever use it for more than plinking and display, but I want one. It'll be my first 1911 and might also be my last.
  5. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Well-Known Member

    because SAO triggers are where it's at
  6. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    Because tens of thousands of Mexicans, Germans, Japanese, Moros, North Koreans, Chinese and North Viet Namese can't be wrong.
  7. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Because they have a soul.
  8. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Well-Known Member

    Goes bang

    I am not a snob and I shoot and carry anything I shoot well.

    Not owning a 1911 is like not owning a .22 RF pistol & revolver & rifle,at least a few of each :evil:.

    But I also own and carry 6 Glocks and a 'few' other brands.
  9. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Cause what other automatic only holds 7 rounds and weights almost as much as a small toolbox?

    Would that be the Philippine ones or the Brazilian ones?
  10. Swami

    Swami Well-Known Member

    Because the first time I shot one I understood.
  11. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Well-Known Member

    Because my grand daddy said so.
    (It was 1911 or nothing for him)
    And because it makes me feel good :)
  12. Demitrios

    Demitrios Well-Known Member

    Because they have some of the best triggers available, are very accurate and have over 100 years of options built for them.
  13. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Because, like manual transmissions, you probably aught to know how, just in case, and they can provide a rewarding experience.
  14. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    It would be the non-Austrian ones ;)
  15. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    For me: Trigger.

    If someone came out with a gun as easy to carry and shoot well that had a trigger equal to one, I'd be all over it. But I haven't seen it yet.
  16. trex1310

    trex1310 Well-Known Member

    I don't own one and never want to own another one.

    The polymer framed guns have some advantages:
    - easier to maintain
    - more reliable
    - cheaper to purchase initially (for a quality pistol)
    - very accurate
    - higher capacity
  17. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about; friend of mine has access to decent prices on STIs. Ordered me up one of their long-slide .45s, and that's all she wrote. American built, German-American engineered, tested on Texas boar, Uncle Ted approved. *** would NOT want an STI, I mean, a 1911...:what:

    After getting over the learning curve/hill somewhat, of parts nomenclature, design differences, builders, bolt-ons, Brownells catalogs, the expansive choices of American 1911 builders and customizing tweekers, it comes down to bold accuracy with the 1911s I've accrued; I'd not hesitate to smoke a 50yd shot with the highest confidence. 1911/2011, pick your smooth as glass operator.
  18. Mikhail Weiss

    Mikhail Weiss Well-Known Member

    Because it almost makes Chuck Norris cry.

  19. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    Because you can, and there is no reason not to.
  20. BBQLS1

    BBQLS1 Well-Known Member

    They are old and antiquated..... I just like them. I also have an N frame.

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