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.45 ACP - 1911 or Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PTMCCAIN, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. PTMCCAIN

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    OK, I'm buckling on my Kevlar undies.

    I'm throwing this out for conversation/discussion...dare I hope for intelligent discussion?

    1911 v. Glock when it comes to .45ACP.

    Here's a video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Wzi...feature=vmdshb

    Now, let's chat about the .45ACP semi-auto handgun. Which is the better choice today? The 1911 or the Glock .45ACP.
     
  2. Grunt

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    The USP-45.:neener:
     
  3. foghornl

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    The 1911 for me. Have shot a few of Gaston's offerings, seriously tried to like them, but the Glocks just did not "sit well" in my hands. Never felt like I had a good comfortable grip on the Glock.
     
  4. RmB

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    This type thread has been done so many times that my head is about to explode...:fire:

    Whichever YOU shoot better... A dead man doesn't know the difference...
     
  5. StrikeFire83

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    Neither. I picked up one of these and haven't looked back:

    [​IMG]

    And I love Glocks, in 9mm, just check my siggy.
     
  6. hso

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    You can't be seriously proposing another 1911 vs. Glock thread amongst all the sophomoric
    "vs." threads? Really?

    Here's a tip. If you have a lot of guns? It doesn't matter. You'll have more and you'll have more after that and it won't really matter. If you're only ever buying one, get the one that fits you and then find out what makes it go BANG! every time (which is what you should do regardless of caliber).

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=671796
     
  7. jp3

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    Meh
     
  8. 56hawk

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    Ditto.

    By the way, the video link didn't work for me. Wanted to watch it before I made an in depth response.
     
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    These threads are like asking if you should have steak or a hamburger for dinner......they will both fill you up, but one is much better.
     
  10. Mick_W

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    Really just have to handle both and see what feels better. To me I love my 1911 and can't stand my clock 22 the only reason I keep it is its reliability. Although my 1911 in the last 3000rds has not had one issue what so ever. My Glock has never had one issue period. I do have less than 3k rds though the glock though. Glocks are extremely reliable out the box, and need minimum upkeep, the 1911's need a bit more upkeep but fire a lot better and shoot much straighter to me. So it really comes down to preference.

    Me I would go 1911.
     
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    I have more than one of both, if you are going to spend the same amount of money despite what gun you pick get the glock.

    Edit: see wow's post, a good burger is better than a sorry steak.
     
  12. coolluke01

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    I really tried to buy a 1911 the other day. I just couldn't do it. I also didn't buy another Glock since I already have two and what's the point of another of the same gun in a different caliber. I'm sure I'll get a Glock 21 one of these days though. ;)

    I bought a wheel gun instead.

    While iconic the 1911 just doesn't feel right. The grip angle is all wrong and it just doesn't fit my hand right. I don't like the safety and the trigger is not all it's cracked up to be. No nice "click" for the reset. The single action is also something I'm really not interested in. Very low capacity is an issue for me as well as the weight.
    Take down and maintenance are more difficult and need to be done more often than the Glock. I'm sure there's a special place in Hell for those that diss the 1911 but that's a risk I'm gonna have to take.

    I really, really tried to buy a 1911. I had the money in my pocket and a 1911 in my hand. I don't care how iconic and full of history it is. I just don't like it. Alas I'm sure i'll break down and buy one to put in the safe some day. May as well be a $1000 piece of man jewelry.
     
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  13. pps

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    Oh man...another Ginger vs Maryanne thread, and someone has to throw in Mrs Howell as one more choice???

    :neener: :what:
     
  14. 56hawk

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    Wouldn't Mrs Howell be the 1911? :D
     
  15. pps

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    Ginger, high maintenance, elegant, classic lines, but smooth on the trigger finger...1911

    Maryanne: May not be as sexy as Ginger, but durable, not afraid to get dirty, always there for you, but always willing to make it go bang....Glock

    I guess Mrs Howell might be more of a Taurus {ducking for cover, now...lol}
     
  16. 9mmepiphany

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    My first inclination on reading the title was to close this.

    When your OP doesn't even start with a position, there isn't much room for discussion.

    Having read the first 15 post, I have a very strong feeling this isn't going anywhere good...so I'm going to follow my first instinct.

    If the OP would like to take a position, I'd be willing to consider reopening this in the morning (Pacific Time)...send me a PM with an alternative proposal
     
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