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M9 vs 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BayouBocephus, Nov 25, 2008.

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M9 or 1911?

  1. M9

    79 vote(s)
    25.3%
  2. 1911

    233 vote(s)
    74.7%
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  1. BayouBocephus

    BayouBocephus Member

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    Which is the best combat handgun? The M9 or the 1911?
     
  2. devilc

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    The Glock.
    Next question.
     
  3. Diamondback6

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    Depends... which fits your hand and your personal doctrine better? Each have their advantages and disadvantages, like the fact that not everyone adapts well to cocked-and-locked single-action.
     
  4. WoofersInc

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    For me it is the 1911. Points easier and fits the hand better than the M9.
     
  5. 7.62Reaper

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    0-11 I think this is obvious.
     
  6. BayouBocephus

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    i wonder is this just the love for the 1911 or a real analysis of the effectivness in the field...
     
  7. 10/22plinker

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    Hehe im 14 and fired both 1911 by far because my first three shots on paper looked to be lethal. The Beretta was all over the place accuracy versus capacity silly question.
     
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  9. SHusky57

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    10/22 plinker. The m9 is plenty accurate. I am guessing it just didn't fit your 14 year old hands. Once the m9 goes to SA after the 1st shot, the trigger pull is about the same as the 1911. If you aren't used to the 1st shot DA, you can definitely pull your shot low. It's just a training issue.

    It's not accuracy vs. capacity by any means. The m9 went through rigorous testing to win the contract, and it's a damn good pistol. Nothing is going to please everyone, but it's a good pistol.
     
  10. GRIZ22

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    I would feel adequately armed with either.
     
  11. OOOXOOO

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    The one in your hand.
     
  12. Deer Hunter

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    What is a "combat handgun"?

    I feel that handguns are, at most, an "OH <deleted>" tool.
     
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  13. RH822

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    How about both. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam etc. etc...
     
  14. Deanimator

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    The Beretta doesn't fit my hand. The trigger reach is too long.

    I've got four M1911s (going on five) and no Berettas.
     
  15. jhco

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    Im tired of this vs that threads its pointless
     
  16. DevilDog0402

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    1911

    Do own a Beretta (96) though.
     
  17. mljdeckard

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    (Wow, what an interesting debate. No one has thought of this before.)

    Correct, the sidearm is ALWAYS backup. WHICH MEANS, if I am ever in a position where I HAD to use it RIGHT NOW, it means everything else has failed. You are in more trouble than you can handle. THEREFORE, you need the sidearm and ammo most likely to do the most damage. If the military would quit pretending to follow the Hague Accords, and issue effective ammo for the M-9, I would still PREFER the 1911, but I would shut up and live with 46 rounds of hydra-shoks.

    I'm not seriously picky about high capacity. If you are in a situation that can't be solved with 7, 8, or 10 +1, I don't see how 15 +1 is going to make a whole lot of difference. If it were absolutely critical, one could use a wide-frame 1911.

    If I went to Afghanistan, and wound up attached to a unit with civilian clothes and vague identities, I would ask the CO if he cared what I carry. If he told me he could care less, I would immediately have my 1911 shipped in pieces and carry it, even if it might mean I would have to leave it there, since getting one is easier than taking it home. (I already know what the liklihood of this is, keep it to yourself.)
     
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  19. Ala Dan

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    Current Vote Totals:

    a) 1911 = 28

    b) Beretta M9 = 6

    Is there any other questions~? :eek: ;)
     
  20. FoMoGo

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    The M9 isnt comfortable in my hand like the 1911 is... I dont hit as well with it.
    1911 for me.


    Jim
     
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    I own a beretta and prefer to target shoot with a beretta. But I think as a backup weapon in a warzone I would prefer the 1911. Better safety lever, single action only, cocked and locked carry, easier to double tap.

    That's hard to beat in a "oh <deleted>" situation where someone is tryng really hard to kill you. 1911 wins.
     
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  22. R12GS

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    This is the correct answer. As for what I prefer? I own both. I like both for very different reasons. I love my 1911's because of the historical significance.
     
  23. BayouBocephus

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    Personally I am in love with the 1911s..they are an American Classic and a workhorse. The M9 is a very nice gun. It fits me just as good as the 1911. There is just something I like about the M9. I don't believe there is a true winner between the two. They have both shown there effectivness in battle.
     
  24. Gunfighter123

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    Easy --- A 1911 --- since 1911 it has a record of putting people down and out of the fight.

    I own .45 1911s and 9MMs ---- I personally like the best of both ;
    Para-Ordnance p-14 Limited .
     
  25. crushbup

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    If we're only going by the size of the hole the bullet makes, then neither. Only the Deagle can satisfy that need for me:neener:

    In all seriousness, the "perfect" combat handgun is one that the user is most comfortable holding and shooting and can hit what he/she aims at with.
     
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