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ohnozombeez
07-07-2012, 2:53 PM
Everyone I've talked to that shoots a 1911, swears up and down on them.....but why? Why are they do special?

ExtremeX
07-07-2012, 2:56 PM
Why dont you shoot one and see for yourself?

Im not 1911 "fan boy" but I have one in my collection. Its one of the nicest pistols I own.

keenkeen
07-07-2012, 2:59 PM
First- the trigger....and then a bunch of other things.

Fjold
07-07-2012, 3:02 PM
Form and function. The grip angle and safety are very ergonomic, the weight is sufficient to counter the recoil, the single action trigger can be fantastic.

It's the big bore handgun that many of our fathers and grandfathers used and their preference was passed along to many of us. The things that we learn as chidren are some of the strongest memories that we'll always have.

If you grew up in the time of print magazines and books, from the 1920's through the 1970's they were the only choice for a fighting gun.

Travis590A1
07-07-2012, 3:09 PM
First time I ever fired a 1911 or a .45 I picked it up, racked it back and fired a full mag (7 rounds) at 7 water bottles roughly 40 ft away. Hit every target quickly and one handed lol. Sounds corny but true. Point being ive never had any gun feel as comfortable smooth as a 1911. It feels like an extention of my arm. Sadly I'm still to cheap to spend 1k on a pistol.

Brandon04GT
07-07-2012, 3:24 PM
1911's suck....don't buy one. Leave them for me :D

Ripon83
07-07-2012, 3:32 PM
My dad passed away a few years ago and until then I never owned one. I never held his until after he was gone and once I picked it up - I was like - wow - the thing is 60 + years old and fits just right - better then my Sig (to me). Better than any hand gun I had held; I've since bought four...love em.

RugerNo1
07-07-2012, 3:35 PM
It is what the Prophet JMB left for us before he ascended into Heaven. Do not question the Prophet! :D

BACKTOSHOOTING
07-07-2012, 3:45 PM
My first hand gun was a Glock 17 and i did all the mods to it and i love it. Put 1000 rds thru it and very quickly was able to shoot 5" paterns at 35' and happened to go shoot with my brother inlaw and a friend of his who let me shoot his 1911. 1 magazine and i shot 3" paterns and bought a Kimber 1911 one month later, i WAS impressed !

LB49er
07-07-2012, 3:49 PM
1911= accurate, reliable, safe, easy to maintain, customize, etc... It's the Camry of handguns, in a good way.

jonnyt16
07-07-2012, 3:50 PM
Is there anything sexier than this? I mean really.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9817/edbrownspecialforces.jpg

keenkeen
07-07-2012, 3:52 PM
1911= accurate, reliable, safe, easy to maintain, customize, etc... It's the Camry of handguns, in a good way.

Wow...I hope you realize what you just did.

:hide:

:D

Wombats Are Dangerous
07-07-2012, 4:17 PM
I think it definitely starts with the trigger. Shooting a good 1911 opened my eyes to what a good trigger should feel like.

It's a classic gun and has a lot of history and aura behind it. For me, the heft and the longer sight radius of a full-size 1911 made it really easy to shoot.

Riddler
07-07-2012, 4:24 PM
Is there anything sexier than this? I mean really.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9817/edbrownspecialforces.jpg

I agree 1911's are the sexiest pistols ever made. Thank God for John Moses Browning. :D

Arkangel
07-07-2012, 4:25 PM
Shoot one and the answer will be clear. 101 years later and the platform is still going strong.

scglock
07-07-2012, 4:25 PM
its definitely something you have to try otherwise you wont understand! My 1911 is my favorite handgun in my collection

38superdupper
07-07-2012, 4:32 PM
101 years old, why change perfection....

sammy
07-07-2012, 4:52 PM
To most new shooters it is just another gun. Honestly, untill I became a decent shooter it was nothing special. If you can shoot little groups with a Glock, a 1911 becomes special.

Now to some people it is pride of ownership. Granted I think there are better combat pistols out there, but I have yet to find a better range gun than a 1911.

WRENCHHEAD
07-07-2012, 5:08 PM
My name is steve.... and i'm addicted to 1911's lol. First step to treatment is admitting ya got a problem right?

redhemi
07-07-2012, 5:21 PM
My name is steve.... and i'm addicted to 1911's lol. First step to treatment is admitting ya got a problem right?

Hi Steve,

My name is Richard and I to am a 1911aholic. At the present time I have 4 1911s, waiting for one to get into stock and 2 more on my wish list. I know I have a problem but ITS SO FUN :D

blockfort
07-07-2012, 5:26 PM
Is there anything sexier than this? I mean really

Yes, of course: that same gun, but warm and smoking.

blockfort
07-07-2012, 5:30 PM
The trigger, the history, the design, the feel, the weight.

http://www.handgunworld.com/?p=789

http://youtu.be/glP0YeWqdws

Sac-AR15
07-07-2012, 5:48 PM
1911 sucks big time. That's why I have 4 now and also have a TRP stainless in jail till the 14th. 2nd TRP. :D

Press Check
07-07-2012, 7:00 PM
1911's are just the business, period. Besides that, since living in PRK means that you're limited to 10 rounds, a 1911 simply makes sense. Why own a double-stack when you cannot carry the designated capacity?

Press Check
07-07-2012, 7:01 PM
Is there anything sexier than this? I mean really.


Nope, that just about sums it up.

General
07-07-2012, 7:25 PM
how could you resist this?
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blockfort
07-07-2012, 7:30 PM
Mine. I bought it used yesterday:

http://i50.tinypic.com/33xkkgk.jpg

sammy
07-07-2012, 7:53 PM
Ok, if we are showing off here is my favorite 1911.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x183/carcrazysammy/P1010186.jpg

Snoopy47
07-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Is there anything sexier than this? I mean really.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9817/edbrownspecialforces.jpg

Yes, there is. This:
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv124/motoman47/IMG_9364.jpg

t0kie
07-07-2012, 10:09 PM
The feel in your hand, the design & mechanism, the history, .45ACP (original design & most of them are)...what's not to love? :)

ohnozombeez
07-07-2012, 11:19 PM
wow.....so theres something about them. Ok, Im headed to sac valley to go shoot my rifle and might stop by the gun room and see if they have a 1911 I can rent to test out. Thanks everyone. I still cant see myself buying a 1100 handgun, but have seen some in the 500 range which I might consider.