Strong-Dog wrote:Please, if you're gonna get a 1911 go .45 ACP
Chopping Broccoli wrote:Agreed. Its like Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream. They just go together so well. Get a .45ACP 1911 and a Glock 19 and you will have a great pair of guns.
I love the idea of .45, but I cannot afford shooting it.Stuart Ackerman wrote:A 9mm might expand....a 45 ACP is not known to have ever shrunk...
Paul,The Deacon wrote:Roman, I can understand your reasons for wanting a Colt and, given they're the only company that's been making 1911's since 1911, history is on your side. I would, however, suggest reconsidering 9mm, go with the .45 ACP, and minimize the cost difference by reloading.
On average, loaded ammunition for .45 is about .10 more per round. I found 9mm for $00.26 each and the same vendor had .45 at $00.337 each if you buy 1,000. There are many variables, bullet weight, surplus vs new vs re-manufactured ammunition. Price are typically higher for re-loadable cases, brass with a Boxer primers vs those usually not reloaded, steel and aluminum cases and any cases with Beidan style primers.bh49 wrote:I love the idea of .45, but I cannot afford shooting it.
Reloading can be rewarding in a variety of ways (I have been reloading for just under 45 years), but it needs time and a lot of focus. Even putting modest value on my time, range ammo is a bargain, in my estimation. Storage of reloading components may or may not be a challenge, depending on local firearms laws and the fire code. I have long been at the point where the fire code has been a greater challenge than the gun laws.bh49 wrote:Paul,
I never thought about this and need to explore. Thank you for advise.
But if you do, Lunde did a classic post with pix of a very nice 10mm.chuck_roxas45 wrote:Just don't get a 10mm....
Have to assume you're talking about the current crop of 1911's which seem to be designed for target accuracy, rather than reliability. I say that because, "back in the day", I could take a regular 1911 apart and put it back together blindfolded. A Gold Cup would have been a bit more challenging, and would have required a bushing wrench, but would still have been possible. Same deal with carry. The 1911 was designed to be carried cocked and locked. The trigger was narrow enough so that snagging it on something while holstering it would be next to impossible, even if one was foolish enough to do so with the safety disengaged. Trigger pulls tended to be heavy, unless they'd been "tuned" by an idiot. Anyone with any sense kept theirs somewhere north of 5 pounds unless the gun was going to be used strictly as a hardball match gun. Side safety thumb piece wasn't the huge, easily disengaged, paddle you see on some of the current ones and the chances of accidentally disengaging both it and the grip safety were virtually non-existent.RanCoWeAla wrote:I've owned several 1911s the last of which was a Kimber The 1911 is a wonderful work of art in steel and wood or whatever handle material you choose. However at present I own three Glocks the 17, 19 and 26. I went through the 1911 phase and enjoyed it while it lasted but in my opinion the 1911 has too much recoil for my arthritis the ammo is too expensive its too much trouble to take apart and put back together because of the swinging link and its way too dangerous with cocked hammer on a light single action trigger pull.
You are correct Paul. The more modern 1911s have tighter tolerances that act as a double edged sword. The both increase accuracy, yet hinder reliability. I have handled and fired many older military issue "GI" 1911s and these things rattle and have daylight gaps between parts, but they fired every time you pulled the trigger (unless the magazine was empty).The Deacon wrote:Have to assume you're talking about the current crop of 1911's which seem to be designed for target accuracy, rather than reliability. I say that because, "back in the day", I could take a regular 1911 apart and put it back together blindfolded. A Gold Cup would have been a bit more challenging, and would have required a bushing wrench, but would still have been possible.
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
kbuzbee wrote:It's a great design, Roman. Well regarded. I don't personally one one. I'm more of a wheel gun kinda guy. But 1911 is time tested. Good luck with it.
Nothing's better for me than a well tuned 1911, whether it's a pricey model or a low end one. I shot a few tens of thousands of rounds from a customized Norc. I was making the guys with STI's a bit nervous too. Well, in our club, I mean.Evil D wrote:Understatement of the year. It's one of those things you just can't argue with. Glocks are awesome, I love me a some HK's and SIGs but if you just follow the recipe you really can't go wrong with a 1911. There's a 1911 for just about every possible pistol use/scenario/etc full size to the little pocket mini versions. I agree with wrdwrght in that I would prefer a P220 or Glock especially for CCW.
Thanks, I'd probably enjoy it tochuck_roxas45 wrote:It'd be nice to see a video of you doing that great run.
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