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Old 05-05-2011, 10:46 PM   #11
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There is no question 1911..


But its kind of like the sticker says

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:10 PM   #12
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Undecided - You have to understand that this is a very PRO 1911 platform type of forum.

We have a lot of experienced shooters (old) and we have a lot of newly enlightened shooters (converts) that live and DO bet their lives on that platform.

Having said that, the 1911 is not an entry level firearm. It takes a special person, a shooter that is a purist at heart and a person that doesn't mind doing some cleaning and maintenance as part of their normal "shoot, carry and live" procedure.

The Glock on the other hand will always go bang. Any idiot can field strip it, if they have too, and just about anyone can point the thing, pull the trigger and put rounds down range.

A 1911 Master Armorer is probably going to be someone who has been working on the platform, building it, tweaking it, maintaining it and modifying it for 15 or more years.

There are no Master Armorers in Glocks ranks because the pistol is very, very easy to understand.

For a first gun, for a gun that will defend a family member that doesn't know a hell of a lot about firearms, or for someone who admits they don't change their own oil, they don't wash their lawnmower before putting it in the shed, and hires a contractor for mild home improvements?

I will ALWAYS recommend the Glock. IF it fits their hands, they are comfortable with it and they can put rounds on target with it.

It's a simple platform, it's a reliable platform and it will ALWAYS go bang, no matter what torture you put it through.

Now, if you want a weapon that is going to take a little love, care and maintenance, but is going to shoot straight and will ALWAYS put rounds where you aim it, the 1911 is the way to go.

The choice is ultimately yours, but I encourage you to REALLY do your research and shoot them both a couple of times before you slap down your hard earned cash.

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I own both and Love both but for my edc and bug I choose the Glock platform because they feel just a tad bit more comfortable in my hands. Nobody can convince you on any platform. You will have to figure out which platform feels the best to you and shoots the best for you. As much as I Love the 1911 I can't seem to ever shoot it as well as I do my Glocks. So I carry my Glocks and save the 1911's for fun at the range. I am sure their are others that are just the opposite of me. So find what feels and performs best for you.
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Save your money buy a Glock!
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Dillinger - two more posts of top notch advice!
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I like a 1911 more at the range but I would rather have a glock in a fire fight and I'm a very experienced shooter. the extra rounds, light weight polymer frame, the action and the overall reliability are the reason they're the most common sidearm used in law enforcement in this country these days.

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I like a 1911 more at the range but I would rather have a glock in a fire fight and I'm a very experienced shooter. the extra rounds, light weight polymer frame, the action and the overall reliability are the reason they're the most common sidearm used in law enforcement in this country these days.
Ummm, not true at all. The reason they are the most common sidearm used is the pricing Glock offers to municipalities, counties and states. If Springfield offered the same pricing, then the XD or XDM would be. If S&W offered the same, then the M&P would be. If H&K offered the same pricing then the USP would be. If SigSauer offered the same pricing, then the P226 or what ever would be. The choice is made by the bean counters, not the end user.
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Ummm, not true at all. The reason they are the most common sidearm used is the pricing Glock offers to municipalities, counties and states. If Springfield offered the same pricing, then the XD or XDM would be. If S&W offered the same, then the M&P would be. If H&K offered the same pricing then the USP would be. If SigSauer offered the same pricing, then the P226 or what ever would be. The choice is made by the bean counters, not the end user.
You got that right and just cause the bean counters pick it doesn't mean it is the best thing for the department or the individual. Been there done that you might say...
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Ummm, not true at all. The reason they are the most common sidearm used is the pricing Glock offers to municipalities, counties and states. If Springfield offered the same pricing, then the XD or XDM would be. If S&W offered the same, then the M&P would be. If H&K offered the same pricing then the USP would be. If SigSauer offered the same pricing, then the P226 or what ever would be. The choice is made by the bean counters, not the end user.
I was referring the type of sidearm not so much the brand. personally I like the XD more than any Glock.

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