Why Own A 1911?

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

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  1. thedriver101

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    Because tupperware should cost $5 a piece, not $500 :neener:

    Ironically, I just bought a Glock too...it's ok, my 1911 knows it's still better :)
     
  2. Armed012002

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    It hurts your ego to own an inexpensive Glock, M&P, or XD.

    You need to impress your friends with your $3,000 Ed Brown, Wilson Combat, or full custom.

    Because you enjoy spending a lot of time and money filing and fitting parts to make your 1911 as reliable as a Glock, M&P, or XD.

    You like collecting guns more than shooting guns.

    You like to show off how knowledgable you are because you know how to make a 1911 reliable. Everyone else just gives up and buys a Glock, M&P, or XD.

    You like highly polished blued guns you won't shoot because you're afraid you'll scratch it.

    I do like the 1911. But, there's been advancement in the past 100 years. For me, the 1911 is nostalgia. When I want a gun, I'll pick up a 1911. When I need a gun, I'll pick up a Glock, XD, or M&P.
     
  3. wickedsprint

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    Well said.
     
  4. arthury

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    If you can find me trigger that has the same feel, I am all ears.
     
  5. arthury

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    'Cos the 45 acp was designed for the 1911 and they perform perfectly together.
     
  6. Securitygeek

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    Here are three of my favorites to fan the flames:

    Truth:
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    Looking back:
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    Obscure:
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  7. 1SOW

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    Why Own A 1911?

    Simple, to go with your Harley.

    Think about it:
    Was it made in the USA?
    Has it been around long enough to be proven to last?
    Does it have an associated "legend"?
    Do they make cool T-Shirts/patches to go with it?
    Does it have a very distinctive sound?
    Is it exciting to have between your legs.. UH .. UH on your waistband .. Uh .. intimately close to your person?

    If you answered yes to most of these questions, you need a Colt 1911 and/or a Harley Davidson, or maybe just a new girlfriend.:neener::cool:
     
  8. Armed012002

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    Colt Single Action Army, Colt New Frontier, Freedom Arms single action revolvers, and other single action revolvers.

    Equally as nostalgic and historic.

    Arguably better trigger than a 1911.
     
  9. kopcicle

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    why not ?

    ~kop
     
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    why not ?

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  11. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    History. That's about the only reason why I'd ever own one. 1911s don't fit with my 2:2:2:2 policy of ammo capacity, so I could never carry one.
     
  12. w6br

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    Because...

    Because, because, it's an All American, as American can be!!:D

    Can there be anything better than a REAL COLT 1911????????????

    Ron


    That's why...
     
  13. dboy225

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    @Ragnar Check out a hi-cap then...my 1911 (or you could call it a 2011) can hold 15+1 .45s with the expected reliability of a single-stack frame

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  14. MisterNoisy

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    Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger Trigger. :D
     
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    I love Glocks and such, but I have to admit, nothing feels as good in your hand as a 1911.
     
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    Because everyone needs practice with malfunction drills!
     
  17. clg114

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    Because when I look at my 1911A1,I think of General Patton or the Texas Rangers. When I look at my XD45 Tactical,I think of Buck Rogers. I know the XD will better the 1911 in every way,but it's just not the same. 1SOW got it right,it's like the difference between a Harley and a Honda.
     
  18. wickedsprint

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    Good analogy. Harley is infinitely rebuild able and lower performance. The Honda runs longer and is better performing but essentially throwaway once run out.
     
  19. ttheel

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    someone posted earlier because they had soul. I agree with this. I actually owned more modern guns and yes "plastic" guns before I bought my first 1911. The 1911 is my favorite.
     
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    Since it was taking so long to get my Springfield 1911 I ordered I went to the LGS and picked up a SR1911, I couldn't go through the weekend without one.
     
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    Gen. Patton carried a SSA Colt, revolver.
     
  22. paperpounder

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    It just a great piece of American history. This gun is ingrained into our souls as to what our fathers and grandfathers gave up to defend our right to live free.

    Our freedom survives in part due to this gun. Besides, it's just plain ole beautiful.

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  23. ChopMeat

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    I look at mine like a tool - it hammers nails and hammers heads when out of bullets, plus I can throw it like a hammer too, :)
     
  24. BlackJackJoe

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    Because if God is packin' heat, it's a 1911 for sure.
     
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    Because I own a zippo lighter.
     
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