This is a discussion on Why a 1911? within the Handgun Discussion forums, part of the Handguns category; Originally Posted by Shamrock Bail I believe that the 1911 is (like someone else said the AK of Handguns, its ...
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I have had a lot guys who might own a Glock or two or some other polymer try out my Kimber 1911 at the range and be totally amazed at how "smooth it shoots" and "how it feels in their hands" and how true to aim it is.
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S&W M&P15T, Mossberg Silver Reserve 12g O/U
The 1911 is a very easy gun to shoot well, it has great ergonomics and the best trigger of any carry gun. The 1911 takes more time to learn well much like learning to drive a ZR-1 Corvette takes more time than learning to drive a Prius.
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It's kind of like why some people like Harley's, if you have to ask you won't understand. I'll try to elaborate. It's been around for 101 years for a reason. Ergonomics and the ability to easily customize and fine tune it to your own individual liking. It's like the AR of handguns. Everybody makes one but not necessarily a great one. Once you've experienced a great one you'll understand what all the fuss is about. Once you own a great one, you'll be able to easily find the parts that will allow a good gunsmith to turn that first 1911 you bought into one that shoots like the one you should have bought first. And then when you own two really good ones, you'll start to wonder if spending a small fortune at once for a totally hand fitted custom 1911 by somebody like Wilson, Baer, Brown, etc. will allow you to shoot groups with all of the holes touching. When you accomplish that, you will have reached the tip of Maslow's Hierarchy known as "self-actualization" or "1911 mastery". Few of us get there, but the fun is in the journey.
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