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the frustration of 1911 ownership...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by HD, Aug 19, 2004.

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  1. HD

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    its like this , 35+ years with 1911's and a resulting distrust and disaffection for all other autoloaders...(with one small exception*)
    so , what to do ?
    having owned or used everything except korth and the p7 in 45 i find myself at a loss for a pistol that comes anywhere close to a proper 1911...*
    ruger p90 , nice accurate reliable , but just doesn't do it...
    h&k uspc , same as above ...
    s&w , walther, glock , sig* , a schiesspile of others , just don't do it for me ...
    so what do you do ? you know you can't improve on what you have ...
    ??? or can you ???
    ideas anyone ???

    :confused: :scrutiny: :uhoh:
     
  2. Rival

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    Hey - that's easy! Just get another 1911 ;)
    There can never be too many of them.
    If you have too many factory made ones, get another custom!
     
  3. Chipperman

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    You found something you like, and no others turn you on.
    What's the problem?
     
  4. Rival

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    Why does it have to be .45s though? I found Browning Hi Power to be an exceptional pistol! You might want to give them a try.
     
  5. XLMiguel

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    A good 1911 is like a balanced and blueprinted small block Chevy - sweetness and light. It isn't the most modern design, but one can't argue with results, eh? There are plenty of fine firearms around, but ultimately, the measure of the machine is the pleasure it gives you to operate it. If you're happy, I'm happy for you. It's good to find satisfaction in various life pursuits. :cool: :D
     
  6. Black Snowman

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    I'm not sure I understand the problem. Are you trying to find a gun to supliment your collection of 1911s that isn't another 1911? Or are you trying to find a replacement for something that has worked so well for you for so long? If so why? :confused:

    I've found my nitch in CZ pistols. If you like arched MSH 1911s I find the grip similar although the CZs work slightly better for me. To correct their trigger issues (my only real gripe with them) you can get any of their guns converted to SAO by CZ USA or a local gunsmith.

    So, what IS you're goal?
     
  7. HD

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    it is the conclusion that having owned nearly everything worth owning in a handgun , i cannot improve on what i started with 35 years ago ...
    ie: a 1911a1 and an S&W j-frame 38 (442)...
    had all the CZ's had all the various off brands or had a chance to use them...
    granted , i did order an S&W M-325PD in 45acp this week , but nothing else in the current crop of firearms has any real attraction...
    the p90 - H&K , et al will be looking for new homes ...
     
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  9. HD

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    p7- m7

    oh , yeah ... that i would buy just to have...
     
  10. Paul "Fitz" Jones

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    I love my 1911

    I just love and baby my Colt series 70 National Match Gold Cup and shoot nothing larger than a 200gr H&G 068 bullets in it. I carry it when wearing a suit and it is also my bullseye weapon of choice for a few decades you can tell.

    Fitz
     
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    Smith & Wesson Performance Center 952 9mm. It is a very nicely made target pistol.

    Rich
     
  13. Gunz

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    All of my 1911 get FMJ for fodder. They all work, feed, extract, and eject. Yup. Slim, heavy, practical. Now, if you need a 45 in a different platform.....nothing else out there does it like a 1911. As an owner of G36, 30, 21, P90, P97, 625, 25, PD, CS45, P245, 220, etc., I always ask myself, "Why bother going back to a 1911?" I like the slim frame. I carry a Lightweight OFficer's. Yeah. The discontinued model. I do not own a Defender or any other Micro....yet. 1911s are designed for 230gr FMJ, they need brake cleaner in the cruddy spots like extractors and trigger zone and then lubed in the trigger. A detailed cleaning is really helpful. I always go back to the 1911 for slimness. I go back to 45 COlt in revolver form.
     
  14. Damon

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    HD,

    You can't improve on a 1911. Just get more of them.:D
     
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    I have a CZ 75B in .40; I think it complements my SW1911 very well. As far as the CZ, you would probably want a manual safety version, vs. the decocker model; this config would make it closer in operation to the 1911. You might find an older CZ 75 (pre "B" - no firing pin block), these tend to have smoother, lighter triggers than the newer "B" models. But you can get a "B" with a smooth trigger out of the box, or you could always have some action work done to to make it lighter and smoother. I was lucky with mine, it came out of the box with a decent trigger.
     
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    And maybe try different calibers. A 9mm 1911 is kind of neat, although I sold both of mine. And you can get into the bigger 1911 like .460 Rowland, .45 Super, heck even 10mm.

    Then again, if you reload, you can do a LOT with the .45 if you are adventurous.
     
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    Dude, you found something you like, now what in the heck is wrong with that?

    Get more 1911s or even better, spend money and time on a new hobby!
     
  18. middy

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    You found the perfect pair 35 years ago. The 1911a1 and the j-frame .38 . I appreciate the fact that you're slightly disappointed at not finding something better after all these years, but look at it this way, is Eric Clapton going to find something better than a Fender Stratocaster? You can't improve on perfection. :D

    BTW, I've come to the conclusion that those are the perfect pair for me as well. Great minds think alike. ;)
     
  19. halvey

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    Apparently he hasn't played a Les Paul...:)
     
  20. Edward429451

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    Man, that's not a frustration of ownership, it's an acheivement.

    So you wrecked the curve and got it right early on, good for you! How many others had to wade thru the junk and finally make their way to a 1911? Think of the $$ lost for them.:D
     
  21. baker

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    I think this is a really amusing thread.

    I've been shooting less than 2 years, bought a J-frame 38/357 (640-1), then a 1911 (Dan Wesson Patriot). I keep thinking, what to buy next? These are a perfect pair for carry (one or the other, I haven't felt the need for both ;) ).

    Believe it or not, the local gun store steered me towards both purchases, and after LOTS of shopping around, they were right!!

    I guess it'll be a 22 target pistol, probably Ruger slabside. I can't see I'm missing anything else that I'd like to have right now, and I have rented/borrowed several different makes.
     
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    Wheel gun time! Seriously.
     
  23. Shmackey

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    Yes he has. He's played all the Gibsons. Went to Fenders about 30+ years ago, but that was after Cream, the Yardbirds, etc.

    Back to guns: I've also owned most kinds. I've given up trying to find a centerfire gun that I like as much as a good 1911. I'm just not going to bother with others--not for a long while, anyway.
     
  24. Iggy

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    I've got a good and beautiful woman and a good and beautiful 1911 handgun.
    I've had both of them over 35 years.

    I seen fancier models of both, but I like and trust mine
    I think I'll keep the both.

    I'm lucky it worked out that way.

    :)
     
  25. Matthew_Q

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    You mean there are other handguns besides the 1911???

    j/k... I have a couple, but always keep a 1911 in the stable. It just comes down to the looks and feel. NOTHING comes close to how CLASSY the 1911 looks, and how NICE it feels in my hands.

    I do like my CZ75B.. it's only a hair wider than my 1911, and it feels good, also... but doesn't have the great single action trigger... When I use it for IDPA, I carry Condition 1, so the draw and action are similar. Draw, flick the safety off, aquire target, and squeeze. Though the last couple matches I've gone to, I've taken the 1911 with instead.

    Every time I hold it, I fall in love with it again... no other pistol has done that for me yet..
     
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