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Old March 26, 2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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just received two 1911's

I just received two new stainless 1911,s in 45 auto, one of them is a Remington and the other is a Ruger . I havent fired either yet .They are both beautiful guns, the fit and finish appears to be a little better on the Ruger . The Remington is a little plainer and shows a few mill marks .Now comes the matter of my post, the 1911's are beautiful guns and that 45 round is very potent but in a combat situation I would still pick up one of my Glocks , simply for the double stack mag alone . Anyone else feel the same way?................LOUD
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Old March 26, 2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Your thread is sure to get many Glock supporters to agree.

I happen to be a big fan of the 1911's. Looked at the Remington and was not terribly impressed with their finish quality. Have both a Commander and Military sized Ruger SR1911 and their overall quality seems very good for the price.

I owned one Glock 22 .40 S&W and swapped it off for a Sig .40. The Glock didn't fit my grip well and I found the recoil a bit sharp. Don't notice any recoil with the Sig.

I personally will take a 1911 over a Glock any time. Just a personal preference. Either are good guns.
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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Anyone else feel the same way?
Nope.

1911 all the way, for me. If I want/need more capacity, I carry a Para-Ordnance double stack 1911.
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Glocks... 1911s... I own both and like them both.
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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but in a combat situation
Care to define "combat situation"?
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:39 PM   #6
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I look forward to your range report on the two 1911's.

In a combat situation, my preference is to have a rifle vs. a pistol. I carried both in Nam.

My personal conflict is between a Sig P220 vs a 1911 when it comes to a .45 pistol. Therefore, I have a couple of each. As a carry, I will normally go with a 15 + 1 sub-compact 9mm.

I have nothing against the Glock, but I have yet to warm up to one even as inexpensive as it is to purchase one.
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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Gotta go G30.
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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^^^^^ Yep.

I really like the 1911s and shoot them a lot. When I carry in my vehicle though, it is a G30 or a G19.
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:20 PM   #10
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Lucky you! The reverse happened to me, was already a proud 1911 owner and I was gifted a Glock 23. Hated them until I got my own and now I've warmed up to it. But I shoot my 1911 better and would NEVER feel comfortable carrying a Glock. I like having the peace of mind that the hammer won't fall until a hand is on the grip and the safety disengaged.
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Old March 27, 2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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1911's are nice for the range. Like mine. But for SD and HD..Glock

I depend on a 19 or 17

Geetarman goes for a 30 or 21.

I have a 21..love that too.

Enjoy! Plenty of us feel the same way brother.
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:10 AM   #12
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I would take any one of MY 1911s over anybody else's Glock, but if there were one of each on a table, and I had to pick one without a testfire, I might take the Glock. I think it's easier to screw-up a 1911, even though, at the same time, there's not much you can do to improve the inherent deficiencies in the Glock.
How did you choose Ruger and Remington? That is, if I were going to buy two new 1911s, I probably would not consider either of them, but you ended-up with both?
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:25 AM   #13
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Let's see....define "combat"...

I like my good old all steel Browning. Nothing wrong with a high tech plastic firearm either. I just feel taller with my Browning. But the guy that is attempting to steal my purse doesn't care how tall I feel. He sees all he needs to know. God forbid...as a small woman I dont ever see "combat".
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:44 AM   #14
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"just received two 1911's"

Somehow I need to get on THAT mailing list.
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Old March 27, 2013, 02:34 PM   #15
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No, I use my single stack Glock.
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Old March 27, 2013, 03:25 PM   #16
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Glock is just so much of a better design.

The gun just fits your hand so well, it's so much more accurate than a 1911, and the trigger feel is just awesome.

Glocks are so much more Tactical, too. The 1911 looks like something an old man would shoot. Glocks are also really easy to take apart, I keep making that stupid scratch on my 1911s and can't get that dumb round tab thingy off of the barrel.

My Glock shooting friends in their Tapout and Monster shirts laugh at me when I'm at the range, because I keep running out of bullets with my small single stack mags.
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Old March 27, 2013, 03:39 PM   #17
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Given that the guns under discussion will be both reliable and durable, there seem to be guns that have some kind of sentimental attachment, and then there are guns that are just guns.

I think the attraction of the M1911 type is partly history, partly tradition and only partly performance.

The Glock is just a gun.

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Old March 27, 2013, 04:18 PM   #18
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Old March 27, 2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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Glock is just so much of a better design.

The gun just fits your hand so well, it's so much more accurate than a 1911, and the trigger feel is just awesome.
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Old March 27, 2013, 05:13 PM   #20
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In a "combat situation" I would have to go Beretta 92, because if not I'd get bi*%&ed out for bring an unauthorized weapon to a combat zone, but if I could bring my own it would probably be a 1911 based 9mm....1911 because I like single action and 9mm because I have yet to see any .45 ammo outside a SOF unit.....and lets face it 8 rounds of 45 verses infinite supply of 9mm....at that point I'll take the 9mm
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Old March 27, 2013, 05:16 PM   #21
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I lose less time reloading a 1911 than I do missing with a Glock.

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Old March 27, 2013, 05:24 PM   #22
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In a combat situation, my preference is to have a rifle vs. a pistol. I carried both in Nam.
WOAH! wait just a minute here, why would you want a big ole rifle that will only slow you down, every guy I've seen go into combat only brings a pistol and a knife and ALWAYS tries to stab the guy in the head before shooting the pistol. Rifles are so cumbersome and untactical, unless its a commando with those sweet 10" barrels that do more damage per round and have way better accuracy.
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Old March 27, 2013, 05:25 PM   #23
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Most people will agree that its stopping power vs capacity, though there is more to it.

Too many variables for me, unless i knew the scenario, and who does?

The 45 and an extra mag and I'm good to go

BTW congrats and where are the pics?
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Old March 27, 2013, 06:00 PM   #24
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I'll stay with the 1911's. When all else fails and you're out of ammo it make a better club than a Glock.
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Old March 27, 2013, 08:21 PM   #25
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Its kind of strange how I wound up with the two guns , I didnt have a 1911 in my collection and would have loved to have a Colt but trying to get the most bang for the buck I decided to buy the Remington because they hadnt made a 1911 since WWII. After seeing the Ruger I just had to have it too . I know there are lots of folks that make them . I wanted American made ,(I hope they are!!) nothing too high end and certainly not junk either. I'll give a range report the next Sunday it doesnt rain .I do like the way they feel in my hand but the single action is going to take a little getting used to .

Hows the best way to carry it : round in chamber ,hammer cocked and locked
or hammer down on loaded chamber? or no round in chamber? I have another 45 but its a Browning High power so its double action .

Ive taken pics so take a peek, thanks.....................LOUD
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