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Would you buy a Glock 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bds, Oct 26, 2010.

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Would you buy a Glock 1911s?

  1. Yes, it's about time.

    14 vote(s)
    12.3%
  2. No, never.

    68 vote(s)
    59.6%
  3. Only if they stayed true to traditional 1911

    20 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. Only if they came with Glock features (polymer body, Tennifer finish, double stack, etc.)

    9 vote(s)
    7.9%
  5. Not sure, but would be interested if they had the following features.

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
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  1. bds

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    Since other major gun manufacturers have gone the way of 1911s (S&W, Sig, Taurus, etc.), I think there's a chance that Glock may offer their own 1911s. Some say various gun manufacturers actually read and follow forum sentiments like THR. I am fan of both 1911s and Glocks, so I would like to see this come to fruition.

    So, if Glock sold 1911s with the usual desired features (tight slide to frame fit, crisp trigger, etc.), would you buy one?

    Would appreciate your "honest" rationale and comments too.
     
  2. GunTech

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    No.

    The Glock was specifically designed with an eye towards mass production. G, Glock was not a gun guy, he is an engineer who understand industrial process, and when he decided to build a gun, he designed said gun around modern industrial production.

    The 1911 is a different design entirely. It requires a different style of manufacture. Not to say it can't be mass produced, but the whole design philosophy is radically different from the Glock. For Glock to make a 1911 would be like starting over at ground zero.
     
  3. HK-Freak

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    Never happen IMHO. The reason Glocks are so awesome is because they literally focus all of their energy into one design; and they're able to manage outstanding quality control as a result. If they suddenly made 1911's, you could expect something similar to what happened to SIG-Sauer when they started making rifles and non-classic pistols.
     
  4. GLOOB

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    No, I wouldn't. But I don't have any 1911's and I don't plan to buy one anytime soon.

    I'm sure they could turn a profit on it. Even if they teamed up with some other quality maker and just put their name and tennifer finish on the guns, there might be something to it. But it might hurt their image in some deeper way, so I'd doubt they would make something that is so not "perfection." I know that my perception of SIG changed when I started seeing stainless steel ported race guns with beavertails and huge magwell extension.
     
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    Nope. I have a Glock 17, I also have a polymer framed double stack Bul M5 1911 style pistol. I'm keeping the Glock and selling the Bul, even though the Bul is 100% reliable with a very light trigger. I'll keep my Glock till the day I die. I may one day buy a proper all steel 1911A1, but there are many dedicated manufacturers of 1911s, so I would go with one of the better ones, such as STI. Glock do polymer striker fired guns very, very well. Other manufacturers do 1911s very, very well. I would stick to the experts for each style of firearm, rather than be caught up in brand loyalty.
     
  6. DenaliPark

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    There is no room in my heart for a polymer framed 1911, regardless of who manufactured it...
     
  7. rondog

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    Man, that would be like a Ford Corvette.....
     
  8. JQP

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    I see an opening here for the photoshop skilled.

    :)
     
  9. okespe04

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    As an owner of a glock 19 and a M1911A1 no.
     
  10. David E

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    They have needed to change their grip angle to that of the 1911 since Day One.

    No matter how many they've sold, they would've sold more had they done so.

    Their recent feeble attempt at a "replaceable backstrap" leaves much to be desired.
     
  11. CH10

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    I'd consider it, I can't say I like Glocks but that has nothing to do with the brand and everything to do with the grip. Unless I have a specific gun in mind I'd have to at least look at it.
     
  12. Big Bill

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    I voted - No! But, I might buy a Glock revolver.
     
  13. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Yes, if I wanted a 1911 at all. Since I don't like 1911s, then no I wouldn't.
     
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    A. Never going to happen.
    B. Everything that makes Glocks great is exactly the opposite of what makes 1911s great. You'd most likely end up with the worst of both worlds.
     
  15. GunTech

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    Now if Glock were to make a pistol caliber carbine...
     
  16. uspJ

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    I would most likely get one, if it sucked I'd trade it.
     
  17. JQP

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    So this means we'll probably never see a Glock rifle?

    I was looking forward to that.

    And the Glock revolver, too.
     
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    I don't think that a polymer 1911 would sell well regardless of who makes it. Usually people who buy 1911's are guys that have an eye for craftsmanship history, and precision, which is not very Glock-like. Glock guys are all about reliability, which Glock has pegged. A glock 1911 would be about what would happen if a shark and a bear had babies.. a completely useless abomination..
     
  19. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    This. I would get one in a heartbeat. Especially since it would almost certainly take Glock pistol magazines as well as the 30rd magazines. That would be an amazing SHTF weapon. The reliability and ruggedness of a Glock in both a pistol and a carbine, with swappable ammo and mags. I would be awesome if they were modular as well and could put say, a 16" upper or a 7" upper on the same frame, to make it NFA legal and to give you a longer range weapon or a CQC weapon depending on needs. Maybe even swappable for caliber too. Also a grip with side, back, and front straps that can be changed for varying hand sizes. Give it a stock that both folds and extends and a lightweight quad-rail front/railed top, and you would have a carbine that is customizable for almost any situation.
     
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  20. A and O

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    Pistol Caliber carbines seem to be getting a resurgence of interest as of late. Yeah, sign me up for one of the Glock PCC's. Not interested in a Glock 1911, for some reason it seems a contradiction of terms to me.
     
  21. DonRon

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    I would like to see a Glock chambered in 7.62x25. Now that would be a real humdinger.
     
  22. Walkalong

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    It will never happen, but if they made a quality all steel 1911 true to the original design, why not?
     
  23. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    A Glock in 5.7x28 would be awesome if the 5.7 rounds were as cheap and plentiful as 9mm.
     
  24. senior

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    Personally I wont buy ANY Glock!
     
  25. Steelshooter101

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    Possibly if they put a barrel in that you could shoot cast bullets.
     
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