My point is that the 1911 is an excellent close quarters firearm. It is a design that has withstood the test of time.Yep, the legal 21 feet. So is a thrown rock. But, my point exactly. That is about all it's inherent accuracy is good for. Thanks for supporting my views.
Disagree with your statement.What is disagree with. My opinion? It is mine, that is not arguable. What facts did I misstate? Old anachronism? Uncomfortable? Innacurate? Unreliable? Costs a fortune to make shoot right? Where did I go wrong?
That was my immediate thought when I read the last 5 or so posts. I too disagree with the post saying one has to put thousands of dollars into a 1911 but the difference of opinions here is where I learn most of my information. I learn from people who disagree with me more than I do from someone who shares my opinion. If we all respect each others' intelligence here we can all learn. The main reason I join and follow gun forums is to learn from other people's experiences.As he said, it's his opinion. we all have ours and most of them differs from his. I hate glocks i could write a page on how i hate them but some peoples will put their lives on he line with one i wouldn't.
I respect opinions
Absolutely, I also respect others opinions. That is why my first response was just that I disagree.As he said, it's his opinion. we all have ours and most of them differs from his. I hate glocks i could write a page on how i hate them but some peoples will put their lives on he line with one i wouldn't.
I respect opinions
One thing is becoming clearly evident personally, is the more I study and research 1911's, the more I'm finding how little I actually know.
Lots of confusion of the brands and models out there, and what makes each desirable, or less desirable.
And the same holds true with the Colt 1911, particularly the Gold Cup National Match, and of which were the most desireable, possessed good, or better internal parts consist, and design?
So Many models, Series 70, 80, I'm seeing 7+1 and 8+1 and again, confused, where is the additional round going? Is it a longer Grip Frame, or an extended Magazine?, they all look the same to me in some pics I've seen. I see the differences in thumb strap design, some upturned, some I believe are referred to as Beavertail, are downturned, differences in Triggers, Hammers.
Whether the newest GCM is superior to older models and why, I sure have lots of gaps in my knowledge, and conclude I better do a whole lot more studying and learning before I take the plunge into "1911-Land".
Oh My God, David Peel & The Lower East Side. Absolutely hysterical material from my younger days, much younger! Thanks for the flashback.I just seen my local "Mayberry RFD "Po-leece Dept" shell out over $27K for all new Glocks, and then about another $8-9K for some other weapons. These coppers love a gun that goes "bang" 18 times, Plus 3 more Mags on Belts.
And every time you confront one, they're warning you "don't stand on this side of me", hands on their belts, joke!
I can't argue with that, my Belgian Browning A5 Light 12 stands testament!We all seem to forget that the 1911 is the platform most semi-autos are fashioned after. John Browning was a brilliant man!
I once read him and John Lennon were good buddies, and collaborated on some tunes.Oh My God, David Peel & The Lower East Side. Absolutely hysterical material from my younger days, much younger! Thanks for the flashback.
Sorry for going off topic but David Peel?