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Selling the 1911 and going Tupperware?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by burk, Sep 4, 2013.

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  1. burk

    burk Member

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    Thinking about the article in modern service weapons about the 1911 platform (and our 1911 romantics thread) and my last trip to the range. No matter how I confront it my Glock 19 is as good a shooter as my Kimber CDP Pro. And while thinking about buying another 1911 w/rail for home protection (I prefer .45) I was just offered ( I have it on hold) a Glock Gen3 21 for $349 which is a deal that is probably too good to refuse. While the Glock isn't near as pretty it will hold 5 more rounds of ammo, it's easier to maintain and won't cost me 400 rounds of ball ammo to break in.

    Now I'm considering selling the Kimber CDP Pro, with holster I ought to be able to get a grand for it easy. I carry a lot in the backcountry on Fly fishing trips where the Kimber could and does get wet. The carbon steel bbl doesn't like this. It requires much more tender care and the idea of a Glock 30SF is sounding very appealing. Plus it will take the mags from my 21 in a pinch. I haven't decided yet, but while the 1911 is pretty and shoots great the tupperware is damn practical. And having one platform for all my main guns makes since, what think yee?
     
  2. PakWaan

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    Keep them both. You will regret not having a 1911 in the stable, and will wind up buying another one eventually....
     
  3. Tolkachi Robotnik

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    PakWaan right.

    You'll never regret getting rid of something if you keep them all...
     
  4. RmB

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    +1 to the above two posts
     
  5. LeonCarr

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    I switched from 1911 to Glock in 2000 and have never looked back.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  6. CountGlockulla

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    Most people are better off not carrying a 1911. They require maintenance and an above average willingness to be your own gunsmith of sorts if you use them more than an occasional range toy.

    For your use I would get a G30 an roll on. Mine is just as accurate and softer shooting than the several Pro model Kimbers I have had.
     
  7. Roadking Rider

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    I let my 1911 go a few years back after falling in love with the Tupperware pistols for the same reason you speak of. After a couple of years of owning a few Tupperware pistols the 1911 bug bit, again and again till I finally had to buy one that lead me to other steel/steel allow pistols. Then about a month ago I ran across a very slightly used Ruger SR1911 that I just had to have. So now I have two. So I guess what I'm trying to say is just because you like Tupperware pistols today does not mean the love for 1911's ever leave your system. I would recommend that you keep your 1911 and save for Tupperware.
     
  8. readyeddy

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    If you can't afford to own both, then the Glock is a no-brainer if your gun is primarily a tool.
     
  9. VoodooSan

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    yea I agree if you can only have one I would pick the G21. And thats a good price too. I would snag that. And I am a 1911 fan. I have shot and carried quite a few. But if its my primary and I have a Glock 21 and a 1911 I will most likely grab the Glock. I have a 3rd gen G30SF and I have to say I love that gun. And if you can keep both I would.
     
  10. burk

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    This. Money is an issue, I can sell the Pro CDP, and buy both the 21 and a 30SF and maybe even have some cash left over. Funds are really tight right now. If I could afford both I'd love to have a couple of 1911's around, but the reality is as tools the Glocks make more sense.
     
  11. VetPsychWars

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    Wow. Um, no. Millions of soldiers used them. All you have to do is keep it cleaned and lubricated. Learning to take it completely apart is simple with military manuals. You'll need to change a spring now and again. Cheap and easy.

    Yeah it has a few more parts than some other guns. Takes a little more effort to learn. Once you learn it you never forget it.

    I carry a full-size 1911 and I will until I'm in the ground. People screw around with a 1911 because they can, not because they need to.

    If you can't handle some simple maintenance, then I guess a Glock is for you. Carry what makes you happy... as long as you carry it and practice with it.

    Tom
     
  12. Kayaker 1960

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    Tupperware

    I've had a Glock Model 22 for many years. I read how wonderful 1911's are and on impulse bought a new Colt Commander in .45 a few years back. It was pretty, it felt good in my hand, it was ever so slightly more accurate than my Glock, it stayed in the safe. IMHO as a tool, the Glock is a better gun. I sold the Colt about a year ago after putting about 500 rounds through it. I hope the buyer really likes it. It just wasn't for me.
     
  13. tommy.duncan

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    WOW!! A lot of good points. A great price on the Gen3 g21, but, I love my 1911. I have a Gen3 g20 that I love. My safe will never be without a 1911, 4 currently reside in my safe.
     
  14. allaroundhunter

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    This right here is funny :rolleyes:
     
  15. huntsman

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    sounds like logically the Glocks win and emotionally the 1911 wins, so what are you emotional or logical? Can't afford to own a safe queen? seems to me logical wins.
     
  16. X-Rap

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    I have 1/2 dozen 1911's that are looking for new homes. I'm keeping a couple favorites.
    One can only guess how the gun world would look if JMB had injection molding but I think he would be pleased.
     
  17. CountGlockulla

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    Well lets see who else agrees with my assessment of whethe a 1911 is not for everyone

    Larry Vickers

    http://vickerstactical.com/tactical-tips/faqs-with-larry-vickers/

    Or maybe Hilton Yam:

    http://www.10-8performance.com/pages/1911-User's-Guide.html

    Or go read this proffesionals experience with extensively training with and carrying various polymer guns and a custom 1911

    http://pistol-training.com/

    Or I could keep going but won't.

    How about those who disagree show tell how many rounds they have fired in training with and carrying a 1911 in the last 3 years. I'm right at 23000 and was shooting over 1K per month until life obligations took over and so did my Glock use. I've owned and carried models that cost anywhere from $500 to $3200 dollars. Not saying this to brag, but to make the point that I like the platform and was committed to it. You should see my spare parts and springs bin especially during its heyday.

    It is a great platform and fun to shoot but if you run the gun hard and use it for anything more than a range toy you will have parts breakages, need to change springs, deal with weeding out finicky magazines, and need to clean the gun more often to maintain reliability. And for all of that you only get better slow fire, bullseye accuracy after 30 yards and some nostalgia.

    /endthread.exe

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  18. Southside830

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    I've had 3 1911's. Sig carry nightmare, Rock Island tactical, and a Colt commander. They're all gone. I shoot my glocks better. Have a 21sf and a 30. No regrets.
     
  19. tarosean

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    I have 5 1911's and 3 Glocks... Guess what? They live together in harmony.. I never hear any bickering about who is better coming from my safe.





    Look at the bright side... Your ammo will stay fresher longer...
     
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  20. OARNGESI

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    everyone needs one glock and one 1911
     
  21. ku4hx

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    You'll be sorrrryyyy.....
     
  22. Teachu2

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    Pretty much covers it.

    I currently own three 1911s - a Les Baer SRP, a Colt Series80 stainless Govt, and a Colt Series70 Govt with a Ed Brown barrel. All three now shoot every factory round I feed them, from ball to flying ashtrays. I am fond of all three, but I don't have any of them on my carry permit.

    I also own eleven Glocks, including 30, 30sf, 36, 21, and 21sf models in .45acp. All my carry guns are Glocks. Lighter weight, lower cost, generally higher capacity, and I don't really care if I scar one up.

    From a strictly utilitarian point of view, the Glocks are clearly a better choice. And the 30 is a ball to shoot - it's far more accurate than it should be....
     
  23. Bufford t. Justice

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    I love my 1911's. Grew up shooting them. Qualified with them in the Marine Corps. Do own several and have owned many others and besides the occasional recoil spring have never had a problem with any of them over many thousands of rounds. That being said, I've also owned Glocks, XD's and a boat load of others.
    The only tupperware left in my house....is in the kitchen where it belongs.
     
  24. Fiv3r

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    Well I would vote to keep them both. Having both 1911s and several plastic pistols, they both fill different purposes and I have room in my stable for both.

    When I can carry a heavy pistol and don't mind lower capacity, I generally prefer the 1911 as I just shoot it better.

    However, of all my pistols, my (admittedly non-high end) 1911s are the ones I have had the most issues with jamming up at the range. My Glock 36, 21, and 26 have given me nary a hiccup...EVER (generations 3, 3, and 4 respectively). As my wife and I are moving, almost all of my guns are hanging out in storage until we close on the new house. In order to save space, I only kept one gun out for HD/SD.

    It's actually my FNS-40, but it would have been one of the Glocks had I stocked up on more .45 and 9mm ammo:eek: I just bought a brick of .40, so the FNS won out. However, I am missing my boring fugly Glocks. I'll shoot my 1911s again when I get some time, but for day to day carry, the Glock 26 is my go-to. Sure it's a little "cute", but it packs like a dream. I've considered trading it off for a 19, but I just can't seem to pull the trigger, so to speak.

    Once again, if I were you and COULD keep both, I would. But if it comes down to practical carry, I just trust a Glock over a 1911. I really to qualify this with the fact that I DO NOT have the skill to tinker. I admire those that do and fully concede that a finely tuned 1911 is a thing of beauty and deadly as can be. I just have had more luck out of the box with my Glocks.

    YMMV
     
  25. ritepath

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    Keep the 1911 and grab the bargain glock.
     
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