As said 100 years and still good as ever. But also, if you have/carry one you'll never need to look very far for replacement parts. They are everywhere.
Unlike a SIG or Hk, if something goes wrong it's gonna be hard to ask your buddy for a magazine or other replacement part.
That's why 1911 is so awesome.
Nice replies. Thanks all
The 1911 has the easiest trigger to shoot well to be found on a handgun, add to that it's ergonomics and what's not to love about the platform.
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Resalability. I have owned several. But when I found myself out of work, needing cash, I always got the best deals when I sold a 1911.
I have one now, and although it is not my only pistol, it is my carry weapon of choice.
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A well-made, high quality 1911 has a feel and performance factor that transcends the usual descriptions of handgun character. The whole really is greater than the sum of it's parts. I can shoot a mag from my Sig, pull the 1911 and shoot the target right next to it and get a consistently tighter group every time. Of course it is to some extent a subjective call, but to me personally it is worth the $400 greater price in my particular example(s).
Like some have already said, you have to shoot it for yourself to really know the difference.
Just a little humor, the great thing about the 1911 is after I've shot through the 7-8rds of .45 I can still use it like a hammer to fight off the BGs... lol.
I love 1911s!
I believe that the 1911 is (like someone else said the AK of Handguns, its reliable and dependable and will operate in poor conditions..
That said the Glock is Not for beginners, Thats why so many people have accidental discharges w the glock ..
Id certainly recommend a 1911 type .45 w the Hammer, Safety and Handle Safety like the Springfield .45. XD model imitates the 1911 safety features that a Glock doesnt have, while simple to operate, a Glock should be for a more experienced weapons handler.
Id never recomend a Glock for a beginner, but thats just me..