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Old July 10, 2019, 05:33 PM   #51
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As I mentioned elsewhere if I were to post an inquiry about the best fishing lure some Glockateer would post a picture of his Glock with a bunch of fish hooks hanging from it.
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Old July 10, 2019, 08:00 PM   #52
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It would work right out of the box.
It wouldn't be picky about ammo.
It would let me be my own gunsmith.
It would have less parts.
It wouldn't rust.
Magazines would be cheap.
It would cost $500 retail.
The trigger would feel like a screwdriver blade scraping across a concrete block
Fixed it for ya'
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Old July 10, 2019, 08:41 PM   #53
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I would do some research and I would buy several of the top self 1911's in 45 ACP. Then I would spend the rest of my life deciding which one I liked on that particular day.
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Old July 10, 2019, 11:03 PM   #54
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DaleA dogtown tom (post #36) setting the bar even higher for what it takes to be banned from this site.

P.S. that was just...incredible (and so WRONG on so MANY levels.)
I think JMB would be in awe of Gaston Glock.
He didn't have any training in designing firearms.
He produced a pistol with very few parts, any of which can be swapped out by a middle schooler.
He used plastic.
And he's sold millions.

I also think JMB would be a little less than impressed with some of todays 1911 manufacturers. They've taken a reliable handgun and while some of their "customizing" has made it more accurate, they sure as heck didn't make it more reliable.


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Road_Clam The trigger would feel like a screwdriver blade scraping across a concrete block....Fixed it for ya'
I doubt it.
It would probably be smoother/slicker than any other 1911 trigger because Glock would make it out of Teflon coated plastic.

For a combat handgun I'd take a rough gritty trigger over a jamomatic Kimber any day. If I was a one handed Bullseye shooter my choices would be different.
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Old July 10, 2019, 11:45 PM   #55
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Old July 11, 2019, 03:25 PM   #56
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Power Ball Winner ?.....

....if so, I would buy these pistols that were made from a meteorite, or I would buy a meteorite and have a pair made. One for each hand!

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Old July 13, 2019, 09:03 PM   #57
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Late '30s Colt National Match is my holy grail.

I built my dream 1911, with the help of a local 'smith for machine work and finishing.
It has about 25k rounds through it, now.

My thoughts on what I want and need haven't changed much, but it would be nice the have the whole thing executed by a real artist.
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Old July 15, 2019, 05:04 PM   #58
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I think someone on this board may have this one, but it is my favorite 1911.

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Old July 15, 2019, 06:18 PM   #59
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That is one beautiful pistol.
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Old July 18, 2019, 08:33 AM   #60
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I think someone on this board may have this one, but it is my favorite 1911.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c9/2e...3f5ca1a1e8.jpg
I'm pretty sure that one belongs to WC145. I keep hoping he'll decide he doesn't like it and give it to me. Then again, if he does, I'll probably have to help him schedule an MRI. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful pistols I've ever seen.
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Old July 18, 2019, 05:59 PM   #61
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I think JMB would be in awe of Gaston Glock.
He didn't have any training in designing firearms.
He produced a pistol with very few parts, any of which can be swapped out by a middle schooler.
He used plastic.
I think your paying way to much rent in that dream world your living in.
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Old July 20, 2019, 07:28 AM   #62
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Configured an Ed Brown 38 Super Cobra Carry on his website and it only cost a mere $3555, so I may have to buy two or three.
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Id buy the real thing, a box stock Colt in 45. Might as well get the real thing.
Not only that, ... but if it's going to be anything other than a Safe Queen or occasional range toy, you'll wish you'd bought that much less spendy Glock 19 rather than someone's Big-Name $3500 Bling-Banger.

Think about it ...

After shooting a bad guy (whether in your home or out on the street), your 'Dream Gun' will be confiscated by the first cops on the scene, and then held as 'evidence' for who-knows-how-long in the Department's property lock-up, 'pending investigation.'

That's like handing someone $3500 cash to hold until they decide to give it back. Could be 6-months or 2-years - who knows? - or maybe never, at least not without having to throw $$$ at a lawyer to sue the police chief or D.A. and get a court to order it returned.

And by then, who knows what condition your pricey custom Bling-Banger will be in, hmmmmm?

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Old July 20, 2019, 05:38 PM   #63
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A Wilson X-TAC Elite is one of my top picks.
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Old July 21, 2019, 06:28 AM   #64
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One of my "Dream 1911s" i am currently building/modifying myself by putting a 5" 400 Cor-Bon barrel in my SR1911 CMD, but my ultimate "Dream 1911" would be a LAR Grizzly with every barrel and caliber that was offered for them.
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Old July 22, 2019, 07:05 PM   #65
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Not only that, ... but if it's going to be anything other than a Safe Queen or occasional range toy, you'll wish you'd bought that much less spendy Glock 19 rather than someone's Big-Name $3500 Bling-Banger.
You miss the point, as a millionaire I have 2 backups and a direct line to Ed Brown and Bill Wilson. As far as wishing for a Glock 19, that ain't gonna happen,even without the millions. Even in my peon status I'm wondering if the Firing Line would consider selling me a Glockateer swatter, I would definitely buy a couple backups.
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Old July 23, 2019, 07:47 AM   #66
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You miss the point, as a millionaire I have 2 backups and a direct line to Ed Brown and Bill Wilson. As far as wishing for a Glock 19, that ain't gonna happen,even without the millions. Even in my peon status I'm wondering if the Firing Line would consider selling me a Glockateer swatter, I would definitely buy a couple backups.
I'm just curious, truly, not arguing or wanting to start a debate!

Have you ever owned a Glock? Shot one a lot? If so, what are your issues with it?

Also, to answer your question again, I just recently had the opportunity to handle a friends WW2 era Electrolux 1911, I never knew such a thing was made until I handled that one. If I could afford it and he would sell it, I would buy it. It was tight and smooth, with possibly the best trigger I have ever felt on a 1911.
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Old July 23, 2019, 08:57 AM   #67
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While I do have some interest in antique and obsolete firearms, I remain curious as to what mystique these handguns hold that so fascinates 1911 fanboys?
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Old July 23, 2019, 02:10 PM   #68
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While I do have some interest in antique and obsolete firearms, I remain curious as to what mystique these handguns hold that so fascinates 1911 fanboys?
I'm not a fan boy, the large majority of my hand guns are Glocks. But...

The 1911 is not obsolete!

Even if it were, for many, many years it was ahead of it's time. And even today it is still one of the most "shootable" pistols available. I'm a better shot with a 1911 than any other .40, .44, or .45 pistol out there.
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Old July 23, 2019, 05:52 PM   #69
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I never hit any lottery, but; if I did hit a small one, I would like to try a Les Baer in 45 acp. I would be thinking much bigger changes in my life if we are talking some 8 figure prize

I dont live a bubble. I actually have friends and actually talk to people. I understand the virtues of the Glock and the appeal of the 1911. Am I special here?
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Old July 23, 2019, 06:33 PM   #70
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I don't hate Glocks and have shot quite a few of them. What I do dislike is the Glockateer enthusiasm. It is not the end all, do all handgun of the 21st century.
I personally would never own one for the following reasons:

1. Springy thingy in the trigger.
2. Plastic
3. No wood
4. Ugly
5. Too light
6. No safety
7. No hammer
8. Accuracy can't match a 1911 ( for me at least)
9. Ain't American
10. built on a metric system

Nuff said
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Old July 23, 2019, 06:58 PM   #71
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Some of these posts shows exactly who many lottery winners go broke. If I won the lottery, I would open a range and invest in NFA weapons that I could rent out. I could shoot whatever I wanted and make more money on top of it.

While I have some decent 1911's I don't think extra lines per inch or higher levels of finish will really bring me any extra joy. I have 3 Les Baers including the Thunder Ranch Special, the Monolith Heavyweight, and the Concept V. I also have a Springfield Armory Loaded in 9mm and a 2011 STI Edge. A gun is a functional object that is mean to be used and enjoyed. I'm not knocking those who like the Supergrade Wilsons or high end Ed Browns and Nighthawk Customs. Your money so do as you please. I'm just speaking from my own point of view.

This is the type of range I would open: https://www.nexusshooting.com/
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Old July 24, 2019, 11:16 AM   #72
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If I had unlimited resources and wanted a 1911, it would have to be a Cabot meteorite set. I follow their work closely (though I doubt I'll ever have the funds for one) and that set is truly unique in all ways. I don't know if you could buy a more unique/impressive firearm.
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Old July 25, 2019, 10:46 AM   #73
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While I do have some interest in antique and obsolete firearms, I remain curious as to what mystique these handguns hold that so fascinates 1911 fanboys?
Because Glocks, et al have all the charm and style of a washing machine. I have many other guns, but a 1911 was the very first gun I ever bought and they hold a special fascination for me. Personally I am glad for those that look down on 1911's, it is just that much less competition for those of us that realize just how neat they are.

As for me, I am not greedy, if I had the money all I would want to fill out my 1911 collection is a North American Arms, Remington UMC, a US&S and Singer 1911/1911-A1's. I already have the others.

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Old July 25, 2019, 12:24 PM   #74
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.Also, to answer your question again, I just recently had the opportunity to handle a friends WW2 era Electrolux 1911, I never knew such a thing was made until I handled that one. If I could afford it and he would sell it, I would buy it. It was tight and smooth, with possibly the best trigger I have ever felt on a 1911.
Electrolux 1911? Never heard of it. Even a google search turns up nothing. Well, a mower blade but no gun. Pictures or it does not exist.

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Old July 25, 2019, 02:59 PM   #75
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Electrolux 1911? Never heard of it. Even a google search turns up nothing. Well, a mower blade but no gun. Pictures or it does not exist.
I would imagine he is thinking of a Singer. If his buddy does indeed have a real Singer, he is sitting on a $50,000 ++ pistol.
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