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Old 12-27-2008, 07:54 PM   #11
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I find it pretty ironic you consider the 1911 complicated, then turn right around and imply Glocks are not complicated. They in fact are more complicated than 1911s. Ever fully disassemble both and compare them? Perhaps you're thinking this stemming from lack of external controls on Glocks? Also, the glocks, as well as virtually all centerfire semiautos (except for desert eagle, automag, and cheap blowback pistols) still use the exact same recoil operated barrel locking design. While I own, use, and love my several revolvers, the 1911 design is not only timeless, but famous and almost 100 years later is STILL the design by which all others are compared to. Have you ever shot a quality built 1911? If not, you owe yourself that favor. You won't want to release it when you do.

I'm not saying the single action 1911 platform is the ONLY option, in fact there are many other platforms which are perfect for defensive use as well as the 1911. In fact, my personal defense concealed carry firearm is an DAO, or Double Action Only, but still based on the 1911 platform. In that way, I combine the best of both worlds. All you have to do when drawing an DAO pistol is draw and fire-no safetys to think about, EXACTLY like an double action revolver. As you may have guessed, my CCW pistol is the Para Ordnance LDA 3" barreled .45acp.

Of course I own and extensively shoot several 1911s, all of which I've custom built/hand fitted myself. I would NEVER DREAM of being without 1911 pistols. Try a good 1 and you too will agree they're the most "shootable" centerfire pistols in existence. Good hand fitted, tuned 1911s are incredibly accurate AND easy to shoot accurately, unlike some designs where you'll never be able to fully realize the gun's accuracy potentional.



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The point is, the 1911 may be a great gun, but they're expensive a complicated.
My friends that carry either go with a wheel gun, G19, or some sort of glock. One oddball buddy carries a S&W 45cal semi auto, but not a 1911.
Just a fun point, cant wait to hear your responses.
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However, don't buy a Mazda in red and tell me it with run like a Ferrari.
I've heard a saying like that, but I prefer

"Don't crap in my cappuccino and tell me it's nutmeg!


Anyway...you see it a lot because it's the god gun of sorts....any auto-loading pistol has the same basic design....and really it's easier to use in Movies because it's simple...easy to recognize...and an American Icon.
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Not very well researched. AMC made the Gremlin and the Pacer, not the AutoMag.
Yeah. Probably a typo for AMT (Arcadia Machine & Tool), which made the Auto Mag pistols.

Speaking of Auto Mags, anyone here remember the old Mack Bolan/Executioner book series when he carried an Auto Mag?
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Speaking of Auto Mags, anyone here remember the old Mack Bolan/Executioner book series when he carried an Auto Mag?
Hell yeah - this has come up a couple of times. There are several guys here who have the old collections stashed away, me included.

One of the longest running works out there - and still no movie deal? What gives with that?

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Well, I for one have noticed very few M1911s in the movies. Most of what I've seen are Colt Single Actions, and a few old Colt or S&W DA revolvers rigged up to look like a Single Action.

Also many Winchester Model 92s supposed to be Model 73s.

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Well, I for one have noticed very few M1911s in the movies. Most of what I've seen are Colt Single Actions, and a few old Colt or S&W DA revolvers rigged up to look like a Single Action.

Also many Winchester Model 92s supposed to be Model 73s.

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Hell yeah - this has come up a couple of times. There are several guys here who have the old collections stashed away, me included.

One of the longest running works out there - and still no movie deal? What gives with that?

JD
Yeah that is a shame for sure. With the popularity of the books there would be an instant audience, plus everyone else who just enjoys a good action flick...I guess they feel like making multiple Punisher movies is a better idea(not that I don't like the Punisher).

My dad passed away when I was a kid and I had his Bolan books, which spanned from somewhere in the mid 30s up through the high 90s of the series. Also had a lot of Phoenix Force and Able Team. The cover art is awesome and I always enjoyed the weapon reviews they did on the inside back cover. I still have them, plus others I picked up to fill out the early series numbers, but hate to admit I haven't kept up with them as an adult.

Here is a link to a Mack Bolan thread I started so we don't take this one to far off topic.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=59148#post59148

For those who are curious but not familiar with what we're talking about, check out http://www.mackbolan.com

To help peak everyone curiousity, here is cover art from Executioner #64 (April 1984) featuring the previously mentioned .44 Auto Mag, as well as the newest book #363 (Feb 2009).

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