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Old 09-30-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default What is the biggest selling autoloading handgun model?

Is it the 1911 or the Glock 19 or 22 or the Sig 226?

Maybe there is another one but I couldn't think of it.

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AS a guess, I would say the 1911 and variants. Look at the number of manufacturers world wide.

It sez sumptin about the old gal.

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I'd hazard a guess that there's more 1911s and clones out there than the others put together. No I don't have proof, that's why I said it was a guess.

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At least around my neck of the woods, it seems to be a tie between the 1911 and the XD as the most sought after pistols.
Glock is rarely mentioned except by the die hard fanboys, and Sigs are just too expensive for us poor Georgia boys.

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Worldwide - Glock

USA - 1911

I bet more glocks are sold but I doubt one particular model over the 1911

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I too think the 1911 is the all time classic. However I also agree with you that the XD is coming on hard. There are a lot of former Glock owners shooting XD's but very, very few former XD owners shooting Glocks. The die hard fan boys you mentioned are a unique breed. They remind me of the die hard liberals with Obama. No matter what he does the liberals will worship him like a fan boy does Glock no matter how many better pistols are out there.

Different strokes for different folks I guess. Give me a 1911 or XD anyday.
A political swing on Glock vs XD

I am no glock fanboy either I would much rather have a M&P but go into any gun store and count the stock of Glocks vs Xd pistols.

I am not saying XD is not as good because they are but do they sell more than glock..? come on
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Man! Another thread with Glock love/bashing against 1911 love/bashing?

I need a friggin' vacation from the Interwebz.

Based on shear length of sales, the 1911 would win. Based on current sales, worldwide, the Glock is probably the easy leader based on military and LEO contracts and their pricing.

You can't compare a purchase based on what the most people buy. Remington's 700 model ( boltgun ) probably has more models in use than a lot of other boltguns combined. That doesn't make it the best.

As for the love/hate-1911/Glock threads lately....

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Funny thing is Ive noticed a sway in the 1911 vs Glock BS.. Less koolaid all around. this thread has gone well with everyone agreeing for the most part.

Based on the statement that just because something is popular doesnt make it best. does that mean 1911's and Glocks are overrated?


Theres alot of guns out/coming to the market and alot of them are as good or better than both.

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Is it the 1911 or the Glock 19 or 22 or the Sig 226?

Maybe there is another one but I couldn't think of it.
The OP asked about specific Glocks, specific Sig, and general 1911, and which is the best selling.

Is the M1911a1 platform over rated? In some instances, yes. In a lot more instances, no.

How many other companies make a Model 19 or 22? The XD was not in the original question.
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Worldwide - Glock

USA - 1911

I bet more glocks are sold but I doubt one particular model over the 1911
yes I know it is a fact that glock is top world wide and their entire line as a whole is number one in the usa also
however for a single model i am guession you guys are guessing correctly also--- the 1911
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