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Old October 24, 2018, 01:45 AM   #26
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The only time "what" you're carrying matters is when it fails.
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Old October 24, 2018, 05:21 AM   #27
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I have issues with carrying a cocked and locked 1911 concealed. Under the shoulder is one thing
That makes sense, if throughout the course of your day you never walk in front of anyone.
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Old October 24, 2018, 09:02 AM   #28
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Yup..the whole 'which caliber' gig is fascinating...
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Old October 24, 2018, 12:54 PM   #29
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My CPL instructor said don't trust your life to a 1911 !!!
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Old October 24, 2018, 07:17 PM   #30
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gw44 your instructor once again proves the point that there are knotheads in every occupation and profession.
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Old October 27, 2018, 10:40 AM   #31
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Bet he is a Glock fan
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Old October 27, 2018, 03:10 PM   #32
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"Beware of the man who only owns one gun. He might know how to use it."

I own two 1911s, so bad guys have no reason to fear me.

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My CPL instructor said don't trust your life to a 1911 !!!
You CPL instructor is a moron.

I'm CPL instructor and I only carry a 1911 (unless I have to resort to pocket carry, for which I have a Colt Mustang -- which is sort of like a mini-1911). My CPL instructor carries a 1911. He owns a gun shop and a shooting range. He could carry anything he wants. He's been carrying a 1911 for at least the twenty years I've known him.
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Old November 1, 2018, 01:50 PM   #33
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Charlie Askins once said his editors told him to write provocative articles to rile people up and get readers to write to the magazine-and presumably buy it.
Jeff Cooper was the High Priest of the M1911 cult, now that he is gone there is no one of similar stature to defend the faith.
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Old November 1, 2018, 10:31 PM   #34
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Or if you wear a vertical holster like my Galco VHS.
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Old November 3, 2018, 06:07 PM   #35
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remember a few years ago you were deemed irresponsible if you carried a big heavy, low capacity, hair triggered, manual safety, less than uber reliable, outdated 1911 for protection. What gives???

it was "years ago" as you said. Why the re-examination of an old argument that you have to "remember from years ago"?

I carry a BHP .. its an old outdated gun and if someone doesn't like it, they don't have to carry one. I tend to focus on how I feel about things not how other people feel about them.
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Old November 11, 2018, 12:26 PM   #36
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I don't care what other people carry.

If I do feel it is inadequate in today's world, I'll say it.

That all aside, the firearm could mean absolutely everything from zero to the left if you don't have the proper mindset and training.

So yeah, if you're not trained on said platform and you haven't put in work in the elements. Shot on the move, supine, ducked, on the side of your body doing reloads and kicking away, etc etc etc aka taught "gunfighting" then yes. I will tell you to get a better firearm.

Not because of anything emotional either. Not at all. The reason why is because, in those aforementioned classes where your gun may be susceptible to certain abuse, they've come out on top while the others have choked.


To be fair! In the 1911s defense. Everyone and their mother makes a variation of the 1911. So that's why some people who "hate" brand A, B, and C will recommend brand X, Y, and Z.
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Old November 11, 2018, 12:50 PM   #37
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Aren't we still supposed to shun them and say ''How much is your life worth?''
Hmmm...

Colt M1991A1 Compact -- $434.59

Golden Saber 230-grain JHP -- ~ $30/25 = $1.20/round x 6 = $7.20

I guess my life is worth $441.79
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Old November 11, 2018, 12:53 PM   #38
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So yeah, if you're not trained on said platform and you haven't put in work in the elements. Shot on the move, supine, ducked, on the side of your body doing reloads and kicking away, etc etc etc aka taught "gunfighting" then yes. I will tell you to get a better firearm.
I respectfully submit that this is illogical. If someone hasn't been trained in "gunfighting" (to use your term), then they are untrained regardless of what firearm they carry. What is a "better" firearm for someone who is not trained to use a firearm?

If I'm carrying a 1911 but I haven't been through all the training you advocate (either with a 1911 or with any other firearm), is an XDs a "better" firearm for me to carry in my untrained naivete? Why?
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Old November 11, 2018, 09:45 PM   #39
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I respectfully submit that this is illogical. If someone hasn't been trained in "gunfighting" (to use your term), then they are untrained regardless of what firearm they carry. What is a "better" firearm for someone who is not trained to use a firearm?

If I'm carrying a 1911 but I haven't been through all the training you advocate (either with a 1911 or with any other firearm), is an XDs a "better" firearm for me to carry in my untrained naivete? Why?
I mean it in more of a "I won't tell Ken Hackathorn to quit carrying that silly gun" type of way.

Can someone successfully stop a threat with little to no training? Sure.

Would they be better off with a higher capacity modern handgun in the event of multiple assailants and some formal training? Heck yes.

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Old November 12, 2018, 06:31 PM   #40
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Lightened up on 1911 shooters finally? I must have my head in the sand, I never noticed that people were giving them grief.
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Old November 15, 2018, 04:16 PM   #41
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They work .
Worked in 1911 and work today..... If something works...use it.

A gun maker said he sell every 1911 he produces....every one of them, they are popular and they sell .

Only those who can't shoot a 1911 in 45 acp go with the 9mm Luger....the rest of us go 45.
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Old November 15, 2018, 04:30 PM   #42
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They work .
Worked in 1911 and work today..... If something works...use it.

A gun maker said he sell every 1911 he produces....every one of them, they are popular and they sell .

Only those who can't shoot a 1911 in 45 acp go with the 9mm Luger....the rest of us go 45.
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Old November 15, 2018, 06:08 PM   #43
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Well said TunnelRat!
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Old November 15, 2018, 08:26 PM   #44
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While many of these arguments are...well, less-than-serious, I'd like to point out a very real consideration for why you should carry whatever you want:

Confidence


In a real-life confrontation, not having to worry about your gun's performance, or your ability to use it, will allow you to focus on managing the threat, instead of worrying about your gear. It will (I believe) also show in your demeanor, which in itself can help prevent an attack, or deter its continuation.

Think of it this way: "What weapon would I LEAST want my adversary to be carrying?"

For me, that would be, "The one he REALLY WANTS to be carrying right now."

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Old November 15, 2018, 10:17 PM   #45
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My primary carry is my Colt 1991A1. Of late I was was carrying my P238 because of a back problem. It was the most weight I could tolerate. Now I'm about over the surgery I had 2 months ago I will try going back to the 1911. I also own a XD in .45ACP. I found it to weigh more than my 1911 when they are fully loaded with 230 gr. GDHP. I'm not quite as accurate with the XD either. Maybe it's the sight radius. It is what it is. Back to 1911s. I recall a quote by Col. Cooper, " If you can't get it done with 7 from a 1911, you don't need more ammo, You need air support." Mine has 8. 7 in the Mag and 1 in the tube. Condition 1.The again it could be the 1911 is what I used since '63 in the navy. Over 50 years with the same pistol will get you comfortable with it.
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Old November 16, 2018, 01:42 AM   #46
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There's always somebody itching to contradict you, on the internet.
Whatever you say, whatever you do, it is wrong. Despite tons of
empirical evidence of the dependability and effectiveness of
1911s, you're always going to find some Guns & Ammo subscriber
who lives in mom's basement, got a beat old glock 17 from a
Pawn Shop for a couple hundred dollars, with half a box of WWB thrown in,using Birthday and Christmas checks he's been saving for years, who spends his days polishing 23 bullets, repeatedly cleaning the as yet unfired by him gun, who spends the majority of his productive time surfing the
internet, taking out the family trash, and dumping all over everybody
who doesn't possess the Ultimate Wisdom to do it all His Way. After all,
he saw a u-toob of some gun tester who mashed 1911 into a bunch of mud,
in the most unrealistic firing test possible, which he now takes as Gospel, right?

I've carried 1911s, probably will again, they're a fine gun. Right now,
I like revolvers, for personal reasons. 9mm is a great ammo choice.
Wanted to do something to protect myself from the crime in the
neighborhood. I MOVED to a better neighborhood.

Nils carborundum bastardi. Peace, my brother. Know that you,
in your place, at this time, are right, in what you choose to do
for yourself. Enjoy the holidays.

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Old November 16, 2018, 07:34 PM   #47
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SIGSHR wrote..."Charlie Askins once said his editors told him to write provocative articles to rile people up and get readers to write to the magazine-and presumably buy it."

You mean Askins might possibly have embellished a bit to get attention, build his reputation, cause controversy and sell magazines??? Oh do tell!!

The 1911A1 is a good gun. My 1987 Springfield .45 is one of
My favorite plinkers. Very reliable. The previously mentioned CPL instructor should stick to Paintball... nothing wrong with a 1911A1. Served our troops through several major conflicts.

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Old November 16, 2018, 08:20 PM   #48
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It's interesting that in the other thread you said we should just move on, yet here you are continuing that conversation in this thread.

Indiana? Let it go.

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Old November 16, 2018, 10:32 PM   #49
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SIGSHR brought up new information I had not read before that supports what I have long suspected pertaining to Askins and probably several other much beloved writers. Contraversy sold magazines. Remember E. Keith vs. J. O'Connor in the 70's, the ongoing debate over calibers for African big game? Or .357 vs. 45 in the 70's? Or 9MM vs.45 in the 80's? Or the timeless "What is the "best" deer cartridge"? E. Keith's 400 yard shot with a .44 revolver? Compound vs. Recuve bow? One has to look far beyond what was printed and ask "Who, what, where, when and why". If magazines don't turn a profit, they go under. That being said, one should take what one reads with a grain of salt.

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There must be at least twenty companies today making (and selling) 1911s. When I attended the SHOT Show in January of this year, I had a list of all the 1911 manufacturers I knew of, and an agenda to stop by each of their displays for at least a few minutes. I spent three full days wandering the exhibit hall, and I did visit every 1911 maker on my list. I also encountered three more whom I had never even heard of -- didn't know they existed, but there they were. Next year I won't be surprised if I find at least two more I've never heard of.

If Glock's patents were to expire tomorrow, do you think twenty-plus companies would be tripping over each other to rush into production of Glock clones? It's possible, but I don't see it happening.
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