Originally Posted by tacticalfun
Erm. A 600$ gun is better than a 2000$ wilson combat?
Sorry man. I drink the 1911 KoolAid, but even I have to say that's just a poor argument.
I can't give any real solid reasons for 1911 being a better choice over GLOCK. Its history, prices, availability, customizations... These things to me hold no functional value.
What I can tell is why I choose the 1911 over GLOCK. I'm accurate with a GLOCK. It shoots when you pull the bang switch. And I like the 1911 better. It feels better in my hand. I'm MORE accurate with it. I find the ungodly weight to be comforting. The ergonomics fit my tastes. I like an external safety on a semi auto, and I find these safeties instinctual to operate, and contrary to what some GLOCKers say, no, the safeties do NOT slow me down. I like the history of the design (but that's not my deciding factor). And mine has been flawlessly reliable. I've had a GLOCK jam, but I don't consider an example of the brand, because it was a range gun and God only knows how many times it was rented out or how often it was cleaned. I don't find maintaining my 1911 to be cumbersome, hard, or inconvenient. Someone like me who was trained to clean each and every range trip had it ingrained into the DNA almost. No big deal. Anyone can tell you that maintaining a tool is a duty that ensures good operation in the future. If the GLOCK requires less maintenance and that's your preference, fine, whatever. People like arguing capacity. okay, fine. I have seven rounds on tap. When I carried a revolver every day, I had six. I never felt under gunned, and still never do. So capacity is no argument to me, and I'm accustomed to going into a firefight with 200 rounds of linked ammo.
The 1911 is just the better choice to me. That doesn't make it best, just the best for me. If the GLOCK is the better choice for you, fine. It doesn't make it best, period, only the best for you.
And the argument about over 80% of police forces and militaries using GLOCK? Do we REALLY want to talk about the sensibility of governments? Not saying that makes it a bad choice. I'm just saying that operators packing what they're forced to is a moot point.