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Anyone NOT like the 1911 design?

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

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  1. ZeppelinM16

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    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
     
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    The only thing I like about it is the trigger pull.
     
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  8. jojo200517

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    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

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    Nazi's didn't like them neither did North Koreans or the VC or Terrorists and all other kind of bad guy scum.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    The 1911 has certainly not been surpassed by anything worth a damn. The best anyone can do is to nearly equal it.
     
  13. LeontheProfessional

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    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 :).
     
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    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
     
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    Germans. Japanese.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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

    Now if Glock made a 1911 model ..... I be in Glock heaven :D
     
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    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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    IMO... in pistol designs, there are 4 designs that are distinctly different and offer truly unique features... First being the 1911. I, personally, love them and own 2. Second, the Glock... obviously, and rightfully ,so the polymer to which all polymers are compared. I dont own one and dont personally like them, but their place is undeniable. Third, the cz 75 and variants... I own one and love it. 4th, the Beretta (or Taurus as i would prefer) 92s and variants... I dont yet own, but it is a matter of time. An argument could also be made for the PPK fixed barrel design.

    IMO... each of these has advantages that the others just cannot match and each will always have a STRONG, almost obsessed, following.

    Like it or hate it, that is the way i see it... I think everyone likes something about the 1911 design.
     
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    "King of feedway stoppages". Not my quote. I loved them until I started shooting them, they are sexy. Love the caliber, not too thrilled with the platform.
     
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    I don't like the fact that bare-bones no-name brand 1911's go for like $400-500, and in order to be what modern folks call a "usable defense pistol" it needs another $XXX worth of add ons and such. I also don't like how finicky they can be with regards to ammo, malfunctions, etc. But mostly I don't like how everyone seems to think that the Colt 1911 in .45acp can take down an army of bad guys while blowing 8" diameter holes in them, then keep on truckin' for another 1000rounds of mayhem.

    It's the same reason I bitch about the AR craze. I own them both, I love them both, but they have their drawbacks. Neither are even CLOSE to being fine firearms in factory as-issued form, but both offer a million possibilities. The fact is, barring nostalgic throw-back plinking, very few today would shoot a 1911 if they were all GI models that couldn't feed HP's and dented the hell outta their brass. Just like they wouldn't a 1960's AR15 that feels like a rattle-trap and shoots 4" groups.

    There are, plain and simple, more reliable platforms out there. That being said, you can modify either of the above to your heart's content and have a gun that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Lucky for us, the aftermarket has saved these designs and we can have the great guns we have today. Talk to a 1911 shooter in the 70's, and I assure you he would have cursed that gun more times than he could count.
     
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    Iv'e always been a revolver guy and only recently bought my first 1911 a RIA compact, ya it's not an expensive name brand but all reports say ''who care's'' they work and work well.
    After firring 200 rounds through it without a single issue and accuracy as close as my 6''
    revolver, ya i like it! Easy recoil, simple take down about a million mod options whats not to like. Im hooked ill be buying another one maybe something in SS.
     
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    Some don't like it flatfooted. Others have had experience with worn out or inferior guns rushed onto the market by gun companies eager for sales. For others, its a reaction to the large number of blowhards and instant experts babbling about their 1911.
     
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