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Why Own A 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jahwarrior, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Member

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    Let's start a list; any reason you can think of, and funny reasons will not be discouraged! :D

    1. Because John Moses Browning smiles upon you from Heaven when you shoot one.
    2. Because it annoys plastic wundernine fanbois that your gun is better than theirs. :neener:
     
  2. DennisE

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    Because life's too short to shoot plastic guns! Dennis
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Because I started shooting them in 1962, and I ain't gonna quit now.

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    I think Ruger's model is priced so good and should be made well enough that there is little reason not to buy one. I don't know if I'll ever use it for more than plinking and display, but I want one. It'll be my first 1911 and might also be my last.
     
  5. SSN Vet

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    because SAO triggers are where it's at
     
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    Because tens of thousands of Mexicans, Germans, Japanese, Moros, North Koreans, Chinese and North Viet Namese can't be wrong.
     
  7. allaroundhunter

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    Because they have a soul.
     
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    Goes bang

    I am not a snob and I shoot and carry anything I shoot well.

    Not owning a 1911 is like not owning a .22 RF pistol & revolver & rifle,at least a few of each :evil:.

    But I also own and carry 6 Glocks and a 'few' other brands.
     
  9. R.W.Dale

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    Cause what other automatic only holds 7 rounds and weights almost as much as a small toolbox?



    Would that be the Philippine ones or the Brazilian ones?
     
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    Because the first time I shot one I understood.
     
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    Because my grand daddy said so.
    (It was 1911 or nothing for him)
    And because it makes me feel good :)
     
  12. Demitrios

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    Because they have some of the best triggers available, are very accurate and have over 100 years of options built for them.
     
  13. Sam1911

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    Because, like manual transmissions, you probably aught to know how, just in case, and they can provide a rewarding experience.
     
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    It would be the non-Austrian ones ;)
     
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    For me: Trigger.

    If someone came out with a gun as easy to carry and shoot well that had a trigger equal to one, I'd be all over it. But I haven't seen it yet.
     
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    I don't own one and never want to own another one.

    The polymer framed guns have some advantages:
    - easier to maintain
    - more reliable
    - cheaper to purchase initially (for a quality pistol)
    - very accurate
    - higher capacity
     
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    I wanted to see what all the fuss was about; friend of mine has access to decent prices on STIs. Ordered me up one of their long-slide .45s, and that's all she wrote. American built, German-American engineered, tested on Texas boar, Uncle Ted approved. *** would NOT want an STI, I mean, a 1911...:what:

    After getting over the learning curve/hill somewhat, of parts nomenclature, design differences, builders, bolt-ons, Brownells catalogs, the expansive choices of American 1911 builders and customizing tweekers, it comes down to bold accuracy with the 1911s I've accrued; I'd not hesitate to smoke a 50yd shot with the highest confidence. 1911/2011, pick your smooth as glass operator.
     
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    Because it almost makes Chuck Norris cry.

    Almost.
     
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    Because you can, and there is no reason not to.
     
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    They are old and antiquated..... I just like them. I also have an N frame.
     
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    I was mentored by a gunsmith who also employed me during some of my college years. He built me a 1911 as a graduation gift, and I shot many thousands of rounds through it. Very accurate, extremely reliable, and plenty of stopping power. I hadn't shot a pistol in 7-8 years, and walked on to a range for a local competition. Shot 5 "practice" rounds, then out-shot 2/3 of the field. Guess some of my muscles have long memories...

    If I'd been raised on Glocks, I'd be out there happily making lots of holes all over targets. If that's where it's at for others, I hope they enjoy it. For me, it's best when I just make one jagged hole.

    I also enjoy the history involved - over 100 years, and still the same core design. The heft of the weapon, the fat cartridge, the single stack magazine, the smooth recoil, the 1911 Experience....well, I also ride a Harley. Nothing else even comes close.
     
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    You left out "dishwasher-safe"....:neener:
     
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    Apparently so is an AMT Hardballer. I had a friend who cleaned his that way. :eek:
     
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    Glock owners are mesmerized by their hi capacity magazines, and they don't want to waste it by putting every shot in the same hole. They make a lot of holes so they can count 'em. :evil:
     
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    Because there its a work of art in gun form. Well, that and the trigger better than any plastic-fantastic pistol I've ever shot. ;)
     
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