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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    The Glock line of pistols is far superior to the 1911 design.
    Ford/Chevy/Dodge - it is for some, for others it isn't.

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    what advantage does the 1911 have over other gun's ?
    Someone near you likely has several. Get your hands on one, and go shoot it. Then you'll know.

    It's interesting that every "best" pistol is always compared to the 1911. Too bad the 1911 has only been so popular for 100 years.
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    The 1911 design was a major game changer in the history of guns and continues to be one of the most popular and effective weapons 100 years later.

    The Glock in the major game changer of today. Look at all of the other guns that have copied many of the features and advantages of the Glock. Only time will tell if the same holds true 100 years later.

    For me I have both. However, the Glocks are collecting dust while the 1911's are part of my every day carry. I cut my teeth on the 1911's over 30 years ago. I still prefer them over the plastic types.

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    I've been a 1911 fan for 40 years, but I would have a Glock if they didn't feel like a brick in my hands...
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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    The Glock line of pistols is far superior to the 1911 design.
    That is a matter of opinion. I have owned and used the 1911 for many years. It is a good pistol and can survive all kinds of mistreatment. I went to the Glock 23 for my carry weapon because I have arthritis in my hands now and it is easier for me to handle. I would rate them both equally for dependability but I like the Glock's ability to carry more ammunition. However, different strokes for different folks.

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    Too many people argue about what is best and what is not. I think some handguns have some advantages over others in certain areas, but really it is up to the shooter and what they like. I have a friend who thinks Hi-Point handguns are great. He has about four of them and says they always go bang and their weight help tame recoil. To bad they look like a cordless drill, but to him they are perfect. The 1911 is a fine pistol, but maybe not to everyone. JMHO.

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    For me, the biggest plus is that 1911's have single-stack magazines. As a result, they fit my hand better. I love shooting my Kimber UC II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    I've been a 1911 fan for 40 years, but I would have a Glock if they didn't feel like a brick in my hands...
    If I want to shoot something that feels like a brick, I'll go have fun with the M-10 and 30 rounds of .45ACP. It just doesn't conceal as well as the 1911 or 645.

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by SGB View Post
    Ford/Chevy/Dodge - it is for some, for others it isn't.
    Except the 1911 is more like the Delorean than any of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    The Glock line of pistols is far superior to the 1911 design.
    I hear this comparison a lot and it is, to be honest, not very well thought out. Here is why:

    Glock pistols are made by Glock. All Glock pistols. Every Glock is like every other Glock of that same model except for engineering changes, which are controlled by Glock. Therefore any Glock should be a good representation of a Glock.

    The 1911 is a type of design. They are made by the following companies:
    Colt
    Springfield Armory
    Kimber
    Remington
    Smith and Wesson
    Taurus
    Sig-Sauer
    AMT
    Armscore/Rock Island Armory
    Wilson Combat
    Les Baer
    Nighthawk Customs
    Llama (may be out of production)
    Auto-Ordnance
    Para-Ordnance

    And a gazillion custom gun makers worldwide, all with varying degrees of success. Each of the manufactuers has found new and unique ways to either make their version of the 1911 even better or screw it up royally.

    So, to make the comparison you make it would have to be comparing a Glock to a Taurus 1911 (which imo Glock would win) or a Wilson Combat 1911 (which imo Glock would lose) or a Colt 1911 (which I have no idea what would happen). Besides, the design is 100 years old and we are having this discussion. I haven't seen many "Which is better - the Glock or the Luger" threads so this speaks to how great the 1911 truly is.

    The 1911 is a great weapon system. It is still in use today (100 years after it was first designed) by MEU/SOC and several law enforcement agencies, as well as millions of shooters. Breaking one is almost impossible unless you do something REALLY stupid. That said it has to be made right. I had a Springfield Armory 1911 that was an absolute heap of cr#p -the thing never would run right. I finally sold it at a loss. That said I was at a local gun shop this weekend drooling over a Kimber.

    BTW - calling a gun that has been in continual use for 100 years a "Delorean" doesn't give you any credibility with anyone here.

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