Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by viking499, Aug 30, 2009.
Don't see a reason to get a shortened barrel.
Range and home defense = 5"
Carry = 4 1/4"
I like the balance of commander better but prefer the longer sight radius of the government.
so yeah 4 1/4
Not 4" though, that is for posers (kimber, springfield, and too many others)
I do like the longer sight radius and how it handles.
But I do own a Commander as well, no one can have just one.
Actually, I should say "most current implementations of the 1911" suck. A gun that has received close attention from a proficient 1911 gunsmith will probably be OK. Then there's the silly grip and thumb safeties to deal with under pressure....
None of my current 1911s or those I have owned/carried in the past, have required the services of a "Proficient" smith to make them run. Having carried 1911s as a duty weapon for a number of years, I never found the manual of arms for the platform to be challenging.
If I had one 1911....
I could cross "1911" off my wish list
Some people feel the commander balances better, but with a full mag, the Gov Mod balances just at the right place...where the trigger guard meets the front strap.
Are you a mall ninja or what???
The 1911 has worked for 98 years and is copied by more companies than anything you named. If they are so bad why does everybody want to copy it????
To each his own dude but dont dog the 1911 when the man didnt ask you about the others.
I have Sigs in 9mm and .40 cal. and they are nice, you cant give me a Gluck. HK's are good pistols But I like my Colt and Springfield 1911's over ANY of the plastic recyclable whiz bang flavor of the month in the magazines gun. I own revolvers also but 1911's are in both nightstands by my bed.
To respond to your question Viking I would go with the 5 inch also, easier to find parts for at any gunshop or show if you want to customize it to suit you and my fullsize Springfield is a little bit better grouping than my Colt 4 1/4.
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