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gsparesa
03-31-2012, 10:27 PM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

5thgen4runner
03-31-2012, 10:33 PM
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SwiftWiz
03-31-2012, 10:35 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UU2I-K5OqXw/TgrKKYpPjmI/AAAAAAAAbyE/39mTMbB3i2M/s1600/NotThisAgain.jpg
45 acp will not go away anytime soon.

KTM RICK
03-31-2012, 10:41 PM
:facepalm:

skyscraper
03-31-2012, 10:41 PM
http://troll.me/images/creepy-willy-wonka/cool-story-bro.jpg

drkphibr
03-31-2012, 10:41 PM
Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one...

db42
03-31-2012, 10:46 PM
Opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one...

. . . and they tend to be full of $h!#.

JNunez23
03-31-2012, 10:47 PM
This thread is as useless as a poopy flavored lollipop!

Nor*Cal
03-31-2012, 10:52 PM
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ArmyMedicMoose
03-31-2012, 10:53 PM
100 years service says different

billped
03-31-2012, 10:58 PM
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/stupid.png

Beware of misspelled insults, they tend to boomerang.

fighterpilot562
03-31-2012, 11:03 PM
if you don't like it, don't buy it.

ArmyMedicMoose
03-31-2012, 11:05 PM
The 1911 feels right in the hand. It’s slim and ergonomically sound.

L84CABO
03-31-2012, 11:09 PM
:troll::troll::troll:

freonr22
03-31-2012, 11:10 PM
1911 or plastic, or 45 vs 9mm or 380 or 40 ..................

JSolie
03-31-2012, 11:30 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t123/jsolie01/Motivational/image003.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t123/jsolie01/Motivational/image002.jpg

And you obviously don't know The Rule yet: Age and experience beat youth and skill... Every. Single. Time. :D

Low-Pressure
03-31-2012, 11:34 PM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/lowpressure/cool-story-bro_854.gif

Just saying.

drifter2be
03-31-2012, 11:35 PM
OP probably thinks 9mm is superior soley because the US army switched to it...

in direct response to the OP, IMO, you are an idiot...or at best have never shot a 1911 and are therefore prejudiced because its not your fanboi glock...

ArmyMedicMoose
03-31-2012, 11:42 PM
I love glock too, you can turn them sideways and shoot them.

fanof1911forlife
04-01-2012, 1:03 AM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

Your post does not make any sense. Doesn't Glock or Sig or HK have a .45 in their product line? Are you comparing the caliber or the actual gun model?

mixwell
04-01-2012, 1:09 AM
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Colt-45
04-01-2012, 1:14 AM
OP probably thinks 9mm is superior soley because the US army switched to it...

in direct response to the OP, IMO, you are an idiot...or at best have never shot a 1911 and are therefore prejudiced because its not your fanboi glock...

Hey, be nice.

I'm a 1911 and Glock fanboi:p. I love 1911's because they're classy, historical and beautiful. I love Glocks because they're uber reliable, I don't care if they get scratched, and well they're just slutty.

AeroEngi
04-01-2012, 1:42 AM
Stupid post. Go troll somewhere else.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk

negolien
04-01-2012, 2:56 AM
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/NorCaltrx450r/stupid.png

:eek::thumbsup:

S470FM
04-01-2012, 4:53 AM
to each his own. .45s are cool, just sayin'

Tzvia
04-01-2012, 5:27 AM
{{SIGH}}. He obviously has not shot one.

And he obviously has his timing off by a day :facepalm:. Take pity.

Hopalong
04-01-2012, 5:44 AM
It is what it is.

This is kind of like saying. "what's all the lust for blondes?"

Doesn't have to be a reason

Some people like them, some don't. To each, his own.

The older you get, the more you don't care what other people think, or do.

mmrx2
04-01-2012, 6:10 AM
101 years and counting must mean something.

cannon
04-01-2012, 6:26 AM
1911 or plastic, or 45 vs 9mm or 380 or 40 ..................

You forgot cake vs. pie

Duranimal
04-01-2012, 6:31 AM
You forgot cake vs. pie

Theres no comparison pie all the way

al8550
04-01-2012, 6:41 AM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

April Fools

mmrx2
04-01-2012, 6:43 AM
Theres no comparison pie all the way

I don't know, cake is pretty good

redhemi
04-01-2012, 7:01 AM
Whens the last time you picked up 10mm at walmart.

Sac-AR15
04-01-2012, 7:18 AM
April Fools

This^ I'm assuming it is an April fools thing. 1911's are nice classy handguns.

Don Edmondson
04-01-2012, 7:21 AM
If not for 1911's a LOT of you kids would not be here Best think somebody for giving you grandpa's one to sleep with a 1911 in a foxhole was better than a good looking Blond.. Don

Capybara
04-01-2012, 7:31 AM
Guys, guys - April Fools and a Troll? :confused:

NeoGeo630
04-01-2012, 7:34 AM
OP, not being a d**** here but have you ever actually shot a 1911? If not, I would recommend it. It's definitely a very different shoot than many other pistols. My first pistol was a Glock, like many others. But once I went out and shot my first 1911, I was really amazed at how GREAT it felt in the hand, the SA trigger, etc. And yes, they are usually very beautiful and require more care in manufacturing, hence the price difference.

The more you look at one, the more you want to touch one.
The more you touch one, the more you want to shoot one.
Once you shoot one, you'll want to shoot nothing else.
Once you own one, you'll want to own them all.

gsparesa
04-01-2012, 8:24 AM
If not for 1911's a LOT of you kids would not be here Best think somebody for giving you grandpa's one to sleep with a 1911 in a foxhole was better than a good looking Blond Don

No disrespect to you "gramps" but the same argument could be said of Colt's Six-Shooter. Lets lay the 45 ACP to rest and leave it in a museum next to the 38-40, 44-40 and 45 Colt. I understand the historic significance but modern pistols need modern "bull-tits" that obtain high performance with relatively flat-shooting characteristics. BTW, your reference to "Blond Don" is also old school and that needs to be updated as well. (NO I'm not gay)
:46:

Old4eyes
04-01-2012, 8:31 AM
Why lust for a 1911?

Well, if you're going to lust, lust for the best.
And it's safer than lusting for Lindsay Lohan.

gixxerfitz
04-01-2012, 8:46 AM
No disrespect to you "gramps" but the same argument could be said of Colt's Six-Shooter. Lets lay the 45 ACP to rest and leave it in a museum next to the 38-40, 44-40 and 45 Colt. I understand the historic significance but modern pistols need modern "bull-tits" that obtain high performance with relatively flat-shooting characteristics. BTW, your reference to "Blond Don" is also old school and that needs to be updated as well. (NO I'm not gay)
:46:

http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac282/gixxerfitz/images.jpg

skosh69
04-01-2012, 8:48 AM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

Really, is that so?

Don't you have something better to do with your time than be a disrespectful troll?

JTROKS
04-01-2012, 8:51 AM
Best fighting pistol will be the 1911 chambered in the venerable 45ACP.

Oooohhhhh..... That's gonna rattle someone's cereal box. :eek::)

luchador768
04-01-2012, 9:22 AM
The only downside to the 1911, that really isn't a downside, is thier tendancy to multiply. I just DROS'ed my second 1911.

MossbergMan
04-01-2012, 9:26 AM
Owning and shooting 1911's are like riding a Harley Davidson, if we have to explain it to you.....you wouldn't understand.

LovingTheYear1911
04-01-2012, 9:27 AM
There's no firearm more beautiful than a 1911.

If I were to choose a self defense round, it would definetely be a 45.

http://troll.me/images/xzibit-yo-dawg/yo-dawg-cool-story-dont-tell-it-again.jpg

Mr310
04-01-2012, 9:36 AM
Someone was probably just denied DROS or otherwise was told he couldn't purchase a 1911..


I do have to say though, that the Cocobolo grips on my DW, as beautiful as they are, dig into my hands a little much. Only because of that, did my Sig feel better to shoot last time at the range.

k1dude
04-01-2012, 9:36 AM
Beware of misspelled insults, they tend to boomerang.

LOL!!!

2nd Shot
04-01-2012, 9:44 AM
1.) You're not allowed to question the 1911. Ever. It's the best combat handgun evaaaaaarrrr, and technology is for tupperware. You best believe it.

2.) .45 is the most powerful service cartridge evaaaaaaaaar because it's big and takes up lots of magazine space, and runs at 1900's chamber pressures suited for outdated metallurgy which puts it behind 9mm for muzzle energy in some cases. It doesn't matter, it's the best. THE BEST!! MINE IS BIGGER THAN YOURS!!

3.) It's the most beautiful gun OF ALL TIME!! It doesn't matter if it needs to cost twice what any other handgun costs to be reliable out of the box. It's PRETTY! All other guns are ugly and inferior!

4.) You're not allowed to rib or joke with 1911 guys. 1911 are serious business. Anything else is fair game, since it's not a 1911, obviously.





... Just screwing with you guys. ARIL FOOLS!! In case nobody realized!

Gem1950
04-01-2012, 11:11 AM
Have to assume this is an April 1st. poo fest. If not -

GO WATCH THE WILD BUNCH!

RED VASQUEZ
04-01-2012, 11:18 AM
No disrespect to you "gramps" but the same argument could be said of Colt's Six-Shooter. Lets lay the 45 ACP to rest and leave it in a museum next to the 38-40, 44-40 and 45 Colt. I understand the historic significance but modern pistols need modern "bull-tits" that obtain high performance with relatively flat-shooting characteristics. BTW, your reference to "Blond Don" is also old school and that needs to be updated as well. (NO I'm not gay)
:46:
Colt's six shooter, along with knock-offs by Ruger and others, are still in production today and still sell. If somebody produced a modern DA revolver in .45 long colt I'd probably get one. Just because said caliber is old doesn't make it ineffective. The 1911 and .45acp were well designed for the job they're intended (ie: taking a man down when you don't have a rifle on hand) and that still holds true 100 years later.

Mr310
04-01-2012, 11:34 AM
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/200/420/BRTky.jpg?1321408042

ap3572001
04-01-2012, 11:36 AM
1). 45 acp is a VERY good round even in its std 230 ball .
2). Threre are several REALLY good 45 factory loadings that make 45 really stand out. Rem .45 185+P, Federal HST230 +P and few others .
3).Accurized 1911's with 185SWC match or quality reloads are pistols of choice for centerfire BE shooters. ( They shoot one handed at 50 yards)
4).45 ACP is not known to break guns ( 10mm did ).

The only pistol/caliber combination that can give serious competition to most .45's is a Glock 22 (assuming You have and can use 15/22 round magazines and the very best factory JHP ammunition ) IMHO.

45 is here to stay for sure.

BUT! MANY 1911's , even expensive ones DO NOT match the reliability of Beretta 92 series, SIG 9mm pistols and Glocks.

davester00
04-01-2012, 11:42 AM
A 1911 is the ONLY handgun that properly embodies the "fighting spirit" of the AMERICAN warrior.

dwightlooi
04-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Actually, the 9mm vs 45ACP effectiveness question is actually it's not very complicated...

The 9mm is statistically just as effective as the 45ACP when loaded with a good hollowpoint bullet which actually expands and/or fragments after hitting the target.

With FMJ rounds, the 45ACP is notably more effective simply because it punches a bigger hole and does more damage on the target.

The key here is expansion and fragmentation of the bullet. And, unfortunately, that does not always happen either due to bullet design, terminal velocity or simply that hollowpoints sometimes get plugged by clothing and other materials on the way to flesh and is prevented from working like it should. The 45ACP is less dependent on everything going right than does the 9mm or the 40S&W.

The 1911 however is not necessarily tied to the 45ACP -- you can get it in 9mm, 40 and even 10mm. The reason many like it is because of its classically good ergonomics and because it is one of the very few guns left with a single action trigger -- which is significantly lighter, crisper and shorter of pull than more "modern" double action triggers. This one attribute ensures the overwhelming majority of race guns are 1911s. They are simply easier to shoot faster and more accurately.

unusedusername
04-01-2012, 12:02 PM
OP: I give you 8/10 for a somewhat expected, but effective trolling.

:)

JTROKS
04-01-2012, 2:10 PM
Haven't you heard of the soldier getting hit by a 230 grain .45ACP ball ammo on his pinky and was spun around before getting knocked down by the sheer power of this round? I just hope he was an enemy soldier instead of fratricide.
:cool:

penguinofsleep
04-01-2012, 2:23 PM
OP: I give you 8/10 for a somewhat expected, but effective trolling.

:)

OP: 3/10. Boring, predictable, and not very funny troll attempt. Obvious troll is obvious. Then raise to 7/10 for magically succeeding.
Calguns: I am Disappoint/10. For actually falling for this poor excuse of a troll thread... on April Fool's too...



:trollface.jpg:

rimfire78
04-01-2012, 2:24 PM
:punk:
Super cool bro.

jloffermann
04-01-2012, 3:02 PM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:



I just would like to own a couple

1. original for history sakes

2. a semi nice custom one for fun.

anything wrong?

MyGlock17
04-01-2012, 3:09 PM
I'm a Glock Guy and all i have to say is 1911 is hands down one of the most beautiful guns ever created...The 1911 trigger is the best i don't care what anyone says...They are accurate the more you shoot them the more reliable they get...Not sure why someone could hate the 1911...I love my Glocks though but i must say the 1911 is a amazing design...

tmckay2
04-01-2012, 4:21 PM
alright i am going to try to take this guy seriously. as someone who originally owned a 1911 then switched to an fnp 45 as well as fondled and shot several other polymer guns, heres my take in order of most noticeable lust factor.

1. the trigger. dear lord, maybe its just me, but the trigger just feels right. simple, low creep, very adjustable, and allows you to squeeze and not jerk. for novice shooters its by FAR the best. in high stress situations i think it makes a big difference.

2. the feel of the grip. its slender and for whatever reason to me just feels natural and balance. all other pistols ive tried have either been too thick, front heavy, top heavy, whatever. just never felt right. especially a 4.25" 1911, those feel like they were made for my hand. ive searched far and wide and never found anything like it.

3. looks/history. no explanation needed.

4. HIGHLY customizable. personally, even as a fairly new shooter i think the internals are simple. ive stripped one down completely to parkerize it, no problems whatsoever.

5. pistol whipping power.

6. ive always felt like the weight of the pistol, or maybe the balance, decreases felt recoil quite a bit.

i can hands down shoot more accurately with a 1911 and its not even close. maybe its just me. personally, i think high capacity pistols are a waste. pistols weren't made for 40 minute stand offs. in combat its to get to your rifle or a dead guy's rifle. in self defense if you have to use more than 8 rounds you are probably dead, or maybe just a really bad shot. either way, i don't see any need for more than 8 rounds in a pistol.

johnny_boy02
04-01-2012, 4:35 PM
A 1911 is the ONLY handgun that properly embodies the "fighting spirit" of the AMERICAN warrior.


Why?

johnny_boy02
04-01-2012, 4:43 PM
Haven't you heard of the soldier getting hit by a 230 grain .45ACP ball ammo on his pinky and was spun around before getting knocked down by the sheer power of this round? I just hope he was an enemy soldier instead of fratricide.
:cool:


You jest, but I was in a gun store yesterday listening to a store employee helping a woman first time gun buyer that the 9mm is "only for target shooting and if you are going to use this gun for self defense you need a .45. If you shoot a guy in the elbow with a .45 hes not getting back up. With a 9mm you will be lucky if the guy even slows down".

GW
04-01-2012, 4:51 PM
Hey, be nice.

I'm a 1911 and Glock fanboi:p. I love 1911's because they're classy, historical and beautiful. I love Glocks because they're uber reliable, I don't care if they get scratched, and well they're just slutty.

Big plus 1 to this
(Except maybe the slutty comment. Are you being racist because Glocks are blacK????)

MyGlock17
04-01-2012, 5:10 PM
alright i am going to try to take this guy seriously. as someone who originally owned a 1911 then switched to an fnp 45 as well as fondled and shot several other polymer guns, heres my take in order of most noticeable lust factor.

1. the trigger. dear lord, maybe its just me, but the trigger just feels right. simple, low creep, very adjustable, and allows you to squeeze and not jerk. for novice shooters its by FAR the best. in high stress situations i think it makes a big difference.

2. the feel of the grip. its slender and for whatever reason to me just feels natural and balance. all other pistols ive tried have either been too thick, front heavy, top heavy, whatever. just never felt right. especially a 4.25" 1911, those feel like they were made for my hand. ive searched far and wide and never found anything like it.

3. looks/history. no explanation needed.

4. HIGHLY customizable. personally, even as a fairly new shooter i think the internals are simple. ive stripped one down completely to parkerize it, no problems whatsoever.

5. pistol whipping power.

6. ive always felt like the weight of the pistol, or maybe the balance, decreases felt recoil quite a bit.

i can hands down shoot more accurately with a 1911 and its not even close. maybe its just me. personally, i think high capacity pistols are a waste. pistols weren't made for 40 minute stand offs. in combat its to get to your rifle or a dead guy's rifle. in self defense if you have to use more than 8 rounds you are probably dead, or maybe just a really bad shot. either way, i don't see any need for more than 8 rounds in a pistol.

i agree with everything you said until you said high capacity rounds is a waste...i disagree with that...What if you had more than one target...

polo.45
04-01-2012, 5:37 PM
Looks good, fits good,feels good,

Dano2467
04-01-2012, 6:28 PM
Why lust for a 1911?

Well, if you're going to lust, lust for the best.
And it's safer than lusting for Lindsay Lohan.

Ha Ha you broought up Lindsay Ha Ha Funny:facepalm:

RickRyder
04-01-2012, 6:32 PM
I'm mad that right now I can't afford the 1911 I want too...LOL

BHP FAN
04-01-2012, 7:48 PM
the .45 is a great gun. I have both 9mm's and .45's but they are ALL JMB designs.

stangmar
04-01-2012, 7:52 PM
http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/terminator_1984_movie_poster_01.jpg

Do I need to say more?
I watched this when I was kid and always wanted that gun, especially with the laser!

Mr310
04-01-2012, 7:56 PM
^^ That's an Italian poster! :confused:

JTROKS
04-01-2012, 8:29 PM
They don't even know they're hit with a 9mm until the next day. With a 45 they know right away for it will knock them down 10 feet back. If it's a hollow point it will knock them 30 feet back like they got hit by a Mack truck.

You jest, but I was in a gun store yesterday listening to a store employee helping a woman first time gun buyer that the 9mm is "only for target shooting and if you are going to use this gun for self defense you need a .45. If you shoot a guy in the elbow with a .45 hes not getting back up. With a 9mm you will be lucky if the guy even slows down".

pyromensch
04-01-2012, 8:31 PM
so far a 73 troll poll

had to contribute

tmncali
04-01-2012, 8:37 PM
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/200/420/BRTky.jpg?1321408042

LOL:rofl2:

Mojaveman
04-01-2012, 8:46 PM
Why the 1911?

Uncle Sam gave me one after I joined the Army when I was 18 years old. I felt comfortable with it on my side all of those long dark nights while I was working physical security in Europe. Qualified expert with it too.

Got a nice Springfield Armory GI .45 sitting in my toy box. :)

robcoe
04-01-2012, 8:52 PM
You forgot cake vs. pie

That has been solved

http://charlesphoenix.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/test-kitchen/Cherpumple-_Serving_Shots_013.jpg

JSolie
04-01-2012, 8:57 PM
That has been solved

http://charlesphoenix.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/test-kitchen/Cherpumple-_Serving_Shots_013.jpg

Pie cake?!?!?!! Excuse me, the universe just shifted...

:drool5::drool5::drool5::drool5:

tmckay2
04-01-2012, 8:59 PM
i agree with everything you said until you said high capacity rounds is a waste...i disagree with that...What if you had more than one target...

just my opinion. everyone talks about how nice it is having 16+1 but the simple fact, to me, is that it is an exceedingly rare situation where you would ever need that much. besides, carry a few mags anyway. its rare enough of a situation that i wouldn't trade ergonomics for it

drifter2be
04-01-2012, 9:13 PM
just my opinion. everyone talks about how nice it is having 16+1 but the simple fact, to me, is that it is an exceedingly rare situation where you would ever need that much. besides, carry a few mags anyway. its rare enough of a situation that i wouldn't trade ergonomics for it

I have to agree with you on that. One thing I really dislike about my 92FS and love about my 1911 is the grip size, and it comes down to single stack vs double stack. Not to mention in CA you are limited to 10 rounds already, so what does it hurt to have an 8 round mag. If you are carrying you should have at least 1 extra magazine, so with a 1911 style carry weapon that is an easy 16 rounds.

JTROKS
04-01-2012, 11:29 PM
i agree with everything you said until you said high capacity rounds is a waste...i disagree with that...What if you had more than one target...

The single stack 1911 has 7 rounds (original) and 8 rounds with modern mags. Even if I double-tap the bad guys I'm not planning to miss much for I will definitely not feel too good if a round that I sent hits an innocent bystander. So if I have an extra mag I feel comfortable taking on a couple of thugs. But if have to take on a bunch of zombies, although in 38Super/Supercomp, I got a pair of these with a couple of 27 round extended and 19 round standard mags.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/joshuatroy/DSC02605.jpg

vmwerks
04-02-2012, 5:00 AM
The single stack 1911 has 7 rounds (original) and 8 rounds with modern mags. Even if I double-tap the bad guys I'm not planning to miss much for I will definitely not feel too good if a round that I sent hits an innocent bystander. So if I have an extra mag I feel comfortable taking on a couple of thugs. But if have to take on a bunch of zombies, although in 38Super/Supercomp, I got a pair of these with a couple of 27 round extended and 19 round standard mags.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/joshuatroy/DSC02605.jpg

That flashlight arrangement is less than optimal.... Just saying

freonr22
04-02-2012, 5:15 AM
Lol

JTROKS
04-02-2012, 6:40 AM
Yeah, Movariov said it ain't bad.

That flashlight arrangement is less than optimal.... Just saying

em9sredbeam
04-02-2012, 8:34 AM
Because they are fun and look nice. O they do make a 46 now though.... Its called a 460 xvr, just bought one. mwahahhaah

chris
04-02-2012, 8:38 AM
it's a reliable platform has served many years in this country. i have one and i love it.

1lowluv
04-02-2012, 8:42 AM
Damn! My 10 days is up on mine tomorrow. I wish someone would have told me it was an outdated old man gun. I guess I better give it to my grandpa.... Haha

Gem1950
04-02-2012, 8:53 AM
Hokey religions and 9mms are no substitute for a good blaster at your side, kid.

nothing4u
04-02-2012, 8:55 AM
That has been solved

http://charlesphoenix.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/test-kitchen/Cherpumple-_Serving_Shots_013.jpg

Sonofpiecake, I'm hungry now.

Fishslayer
04-02-2012, 9:50 AM
OP probably thinks 9mm is superior soley because the US army switched to it...


And glops are the best because cops carry 'em...:facepalm:

CAglock20c
04-28-2012, 8:19 PM
this guy must have been an abused child...

Demonicspire
04-28-2012, 9:13 PM
I have two objections to the 1911, not that I don't think it's a great gun, but it is heavy and it doesn't carry many rounds. I mean, hopefully 9 is enough for whatever you need to do, and that 1911 WILL fire when you pull the trigger, and if you hit your man it's going to do damage.

I'm actually sort of going through this argument myself. My dad is a huge fan of the 1911 (he served in the military while that was still the sidearm), and I'm leaning more towards the USP models which can carry 12 (they do make a 10 rd CA mag as well)

L84CABO
04-28-2012, 9:17 PM
Don't feed the trolls. Please just let this thread die.

whipkiller
04-28-2012, 9:22 PM
The 1911 feels right in the hand. Itís slim and ergonomically sound.

I believe this is the OP's dilemma... see, Trolls have these stubby little troll fingers.

Tlc.norcal
04-28-2012, 9:37 PM
Heh this is such a funny thread... Does it really happen a lot?

I LOVE my Loaded 1911 and my CZ 75, but they are not created equal.

If the non believer who started this truly meant it... Pity the uninformed.

And you don't have to have a penis to be happy with this extension.

bombadillo
04-28-2012, 9:50 PM
Because I can design and customize any 1911 to any spec I want.

Say I want a bull barrel, full length 8 notch rail, checkering at 30lpi on the rear and 40lpi on the front, I can pay for it. I can pay for any sized trigger guard and have it checkered or textured as well. I can have it shoot .22lr, 9mm, .40, .45acp (that silly outdated round) 10mm, .38 super, and .45 win mag. as well as other calibers its been converted to. I can get a polymer double stack lower or an all forged steel single stack receiver, I can change the grips to literally any feel I'd like, I can do anything from add finger grooves to grip reduction. I can put on ANY sights you could imagine for any gun. There is more aftermarket for 1911's than any other gun in existence. They have been around for over 100 years and are thriving more today than they have at any time in existence and doesn't look like its stopping any time soon.

Those enough reasons for you.

Also, you can get one from $398-$100,000 and anywhere in between depending on what you want.

Many companies will give you a 1-1.5" group guarantee at 50 yards, and find me another company not making 1911's do that. VERY few do.

And lastly, they're just made well. Everything about them oozes quality when you feel a 2k dollar pistol that is made by hand by a competent gunsmith. If you felt and shot my custom, you'd get the difference.

FourLoko
04-28-2012, 9:59 PM
cause it makes crappy shooters look better

Freq18Hz
04-28-2012, 10:14 PM
http://i.qkme.me/35luvz.jpg

locosway
04-28-2012, 10:20 PM
Why a 1911? Because in 1945 when my Grandpa was fighting on Okinawa carrying his Colt 1911 made in 1918, they didn't have Glock. If he had brought home a Glock that he had carried in the war, then perhaps I'd have some affinity for Glock. But, I like Glock for other reasons. The 1911 has a special place in my heart, and always will.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/402940_2429513304748_1459065781_32064305_155396998 8_n.jpg

Press Check
04-28-2012, 10:24 PM
That's a great looking Colt with lots of patina!

NorCal Einstein
04-28-2012, 10:28 PM
Heh this is such a funny thread... Does it really happen a lot?

I LOVE my Loaded 1911 and my CZ 75, but they are not created equal.

If the non believer who started this truly meant it... Pity the uninformed.

And you don't have to have a penis to be happy with this extension.

Yes it really happens a lot. I see threads along this line every week or 2. They do it just to troll and get people all stirred up because they REALLY wanted to know why people still choose the 1911 platform they could easily search and find information from past threads.

Enthusiasts have a love for the 1911, using it for various applications, and certain law enforcement groups (SWAT, HRT) are issued 1911s. Was just talking to a friend the other day and found out that the Marine Expeditionary Unit have their own custom 1911 to issue out to members. 1911s are still in the MEU armory today.

If the platform is so "old" or "handicapped" or "flawed", why are so many people still choosing it over the other newer designed stuff out there?

DArBad
04-28-2012, 10:33 PM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

Obviously, you have not seen the movie " The Last Man Standing " with Bruce Willis in the lead role:p:p

Old4eyes
04-28-2012, 10:56 PM
I lust for a 1911 because my wife says I can lust for a 1911.
I do not lust for other women because I have a wife that says I can lust for a 1911.

Josh Smith
04-28-2012, 10:57 PM
I think some of you all missed where this was an April Fool's gag... :D

But my answer is, a Glock works.

A 1911 works... with class.

Josh

Quiet
04-28-2012, 11:07 PM
Apparently some of you have not heard of the teachings of the Church of the 1911 and the Gospel According to JMB.



1 In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, "Thou shalt not muck with my disciple John's design for it is good and it workith. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain."

2 "And shouldst thou muck with it, and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm."

3 And as the ages passed men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metal smiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clearness of mind being clouded by lust.

4 Their artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo, the artisans didst charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it, and these profaners didst try and fit more rounds of ammunition into the magazines than the holy number of seven, appointed for the .45.

5 And lo, they didst install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord. For they doth break and lose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle. *

6 And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abomination wrought by man and didst cause, as he had warned, fearful malfunctions to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong.

7 Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men, the lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

8 And being a deceitful spirit, the lord of the underworld did make these plastic pistols unamenable to the artisans of earth and they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did appear to function.

9 And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them and which require a "dingus" to make them appear safe.

10 But man being stupid did not understand these new pistols and didst proceed to shoot themselves with the plastic pistol and with the trigger cocking pistols for lo their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken. Yet man continue to gloat over these new pistols blaming evil forces for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed.

11 And when man had been totally ensnared with the plastic pistol, the lord of the underworld didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-Boom to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

12 Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911s to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the prophet had intended.

13 And the men of the land didst drive out the charlatans and profaners from the land, and there was joy and peace in the land, except for the evil sprits which tried occasionally to prey on the men and women of the land and who were sent to the place of eternal damnation by the followers of John.


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* Several old manuscripts add the following text. "And they [also rendered as "these men"] didst chamber it for cartridges who's calibers startith with numbers less than the Holy Number 4. And lo the Lord did cause great grief amongst these men when their enemies who were struck in battle with these lesser numbers didst not fall but did continue to cause great harm."

bombadillo
04-29-2012, 7:55 AM
No, he said the .45acp should be "put to rest" with the .30-40 and others like that. He should go to an IPSC or IDPA match.

JMP
04-29-2012, 9:31 AM
OP, +1

My dad is elderly AND handicapped; he likes his 1911. The only reason to have a 1911 is to beat the crap out of people with the heavy steel frame when you run out of bullets.

mjmagee67
04-29-2012, 9:38 AM
TASTE GREAT no wait LESS FILLING!

ap3572001
04-29-2012, 9:43 AM
Lust for a 1911?

The only lust for me is that it is the only .45 pistol that can be made accurate enough to shoot a Bulls Eye match (25 and 50 yards).



I can think of MANY pistol that are WAY better WEAPONS right out of the box.

RED VASQUEZ
04-29-2012, 3:41 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t123/jsolie01/Motivational/image003.jpg

Forgot to ask the first time around, anyone know what kind of hollowpoint round that is? Who manufactures it?

pc_load_letter
04-29-2012, 7:14 PM
Trying to learn more about 1911s since I recently became a first time owner...(see post below)...

But when did the beaver tail become an addition versus the original design?

Thanks!

Josh Smith
04-29-2012, 9:37 PM
Trying to learn more about 1911s since I recently became a first time owner...(see post below)...

But when did the beaver tail become an addition versus the original design?

Thanks!

Hello,

I believe it was largely the result of gaming in the 1970s and 1980s as was Wilson's #47 mag.

I could be wrong, but I have read this.

Josh

jimster716
04-29-2012, 10:02 PM
After doing some research on my purchase of a 1911 (Sig 1911 Nitron Rail), I'm surprised to see so much 'hatred' towards it. People call it antiquated or overrated especially in comparison to today's modern handguns.

I may be lumped into a certain group that says that if I only could have one personal defense pistol, the 1911 wouldn't be it because of a perception that modern guns are more reliable under a variety of conditions (Glock marketing comes to mind). I bought my first handgun on my 21st birthday in the early 90s, it was a 2nd generation Glock 22 in .40 S&W. I sold that for a Sig P229 in .40 and considered that my personal/home defense weapon and still do. Since the Glock, everyone has joined the polymer racket from HK, S&W, SA, Sig, etc. and I think a lot of people equate the polymer contemporaries to be near bulletproof and indestructible (hell I still want another Glock, probably the Model 23).

But since the 90s, I've shot my friend's 70 series and the single stack feel, the solid thud of the recoil of the .45ACP vs. the twang of my .40, the crisper trigger pull and the classic design that I consider to be semi-auto aesthetic perfection, I've always said I would get a 1911 some day (even after a 10+ year hiatus from any interest in guns). Year after year, generation after generation, the 1911 is still a highly desirable gun and as long as a firing pin strikes a primered cartridge and the blowback pushes the slide back and forth to load a new round, I don't think the 1911 will go anywhere or be replaced outright for accuracy, stopping power, and style in conventional semi-auto handguns.

twotap
04-29-2012, 11:22 PM
Troll On. I will keep my 1911. Yes I am old and have many guns in the safe. But my 1911 goes everywhere I do. The only plastic I carry is in my wallet .

TheFlash
04-30-2012, 4:55 PM
Just recently got a S&W 1911. (And yes, I know it has an external extractor, but I'm okay with that.)
Never really 'got it' related to 1911's, but now I do!
They are very different from the typical plastic pistols or even the more modern alloy pistols (like the Beretta 92).
It's kind of like having a first love all over again. Sounds corny, but it's true.
I really enjoy just handling my 1911 more than any of my other pistols. Handling and learning to use a 1911 correctly is like forming a 'bond' with your 1911...
Don't feel that with my other pistols/revolvers.

And, love the 'impact' and size of both the .45ACP and .45LC.

Xingu
04-30-2012, 5:10 PM
Theres no comparison pie all the way

That depends on the caliber of pie. Huckleberry or sarvis berry yes. If its lemon meringue, I'll take the cake.

Sheperd80
04-30-2012, 6:09 PM
It is what it is.

This is kind of like saying. "what's all the lust for blondes?"

Doesn't have to be a reason

Some people like them, some don't. To each, his own.

The older you get, the more you don't care what other people think, or do.

Aaaaaaaaaamen.

trew10
04-30-2012, 6:20 PM
1911 reminds us of the good old days when craftsmanship and quality mattered. in a few words 1911's are real MANS handgun of choice!

trew10
04-30-2012, 6:33 PM
Troll On. I will keep my 1911. Yes I am old and have many guns in the safe. But my 1911 goes everywhere I do. The only plastic I carry is in my wallet .

+1 NICE!

shayski
04-30-2012, 6:45 PM
all i know for sure is that when it rains its wet.

The War Wagon
04-30-2012, 7:12 PM
Are crackhead threads like this REQUIRED weekly?

Jes' sayin' is all... :rolleyes:

mbt
05-01-2012, 12:37 AM
1911 seemed to become popular after Saving Private Ryan and the countless WWII movies.

Before that, it was all about Glocks and Beretta because that was in all the cop movies.

People are very affected by movies/media.

Personally, I like 6 guns. Maybe cuz I prefer Westerns over WWII movies.

GM4spd
05-01-2012, 6:07 AM
Because I can!( April 1941 for you non historical people) ORIGINAL finish
not some resto!

http://fototime.com/ED16B87C89D39F7/xlarge.jpg

http://fototime.com/2A96BFC1535E376/xlarge.jpg

Mr. Gillious
05-01-2012, 6:16 AM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

lol isn't 45 ACP really like.... 11.43mm???

go get a micrometer and measure it yourself

:oji:

GunHo
05-01-2012, 6:20 AM
If the OP wanted to rattle up some 1911 fans, this thread certainly served its purpose. And yes, including myself. Out of all my guns, my 1911's are my favorites. Just like with most people, they just feel right.

SpaceMan
05-07-2012, 10:01 PM
in direct response to the OP, IMO, you are an idiot...

This just may become part of my signature when I have room! LMFAO

My 1st handgun = 1911
I personally feel that it is completely UN-AMERICAN to not have a special place for 1911s in your heart and in your safe!

Mr310
05-07-2012, 10:35 PM
This thread still exists?

OP, I can only say this to you:


http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/demotivational-posters-you-will-never-be-as-cool-as-batman-bin-suparman.jpg

negolien
05-07-2012, 10:45 PM
IMO, unless you fought side-by-side with this piece or it's a 10mm, the 45 ACP is for the old and/or handicapped.


Just saying. :46:

Your troll is weak my son :p with the 10 round cap you take away the strength of the smaller calibers. I'd rather have 10 .45 or 10mm than 10 .40 or 9mm but that's just my opinion... The .45 put down many a bad guy in cambat so if it works for them it works for me..

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee472/Negolien/VZ/th_vz015-2.jpg (http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee472/Negolien/VZ/?action=view&current=vz015-2.jpg)

Sunday
05-08-2012, 3:37 PM
Yep the 1911 is a POS . It is sad that almost every other gun manufacture seems to make them and sells all they make. .