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Old 08-14-2011, 02:18 AM   #21
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They already make reliable 1911's for under $600. People buy high end colts, kimber, Springfield etc for the same reason people buy Rolex watches and air jordans (they look awesome) so I doubt it would put a dent in sales.
Also people love to buy the real thing. A bersa thunder 9 is better than a real Beretta hands down (just bought one ......thread coming)
do you think berreta is losing any sleep over it?

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Be happy we have a choice. I've carried a 1911 of one make or the other for 35 years, and I won't change. And... I've never had to "break in" any of my 1911's, and I've never had any reliablity issues with any of 'em either. I don't have a Glock only because with all the mechanical proficiency Glocks demonstrate, their ergonomics just suck. Fix that, and I'll likely buy one, but not until then.
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My understanding is that the 1911 ‘handles’ the .45 caliber well because it is heavy. If it was made out of plastic wouldn’t the recoil substantially increase?
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My understanding is that the 1911 ‘handles’ the .45 caliber well because it is heavy. If it was made out of plastic wouldn’t the recoil substantially increase?
Yes. Without doubt, less weight = more perceived recoil..... regardless of the platform. Think "inertia".... more weight (firearm) requires more force (recoil) to overcome inertia, and cause the firearm to move.
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Thadeuce nailed it pretty much on the head. If Glock had built the "perfect polymer pistol," their would've been no point for Springfield Armory to produce the XD, XDm, or any of the rest of their fine pistols. All a Glock .45 would do is increase magazine ink about the .45, thereby increasing interest, thereby increasing sales in .45's for every company that manufactures them.

If you ask Colt right now, I'm sure they would LOVE Glock to come out with a .45!
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If Glock decides to make a 1911 I wonder how fast US companies would have to change their position.

For some reason that I can not seem to understand, US 1911 gun makers feel that they must charge 300-400 more than the gun is even worth.

Kimber for example, or for those in the know, we call it MIMber, 1100.00+ for a 1911 made purely with MIM?? it is laughable. someone once said "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"

Colt, S&W, and anybody eles would lose what, 70-85% of the 1911 sales to Glock? I would say something like that if not higher.

Glock, if they're not already would become the Walmart of gun sales in the US. Who could compete with Glock's quality of perfection and I would assume a lower price point? Nobody thats who.

I agree, i own several glocks, beretta's, colts, kimbers and sig sauers. But if glock ever came out with a 1911, i would buy a 5 inch, 4 inch and a 3 inch barrel model. Plus i would love to see the chaos it would bring and sit back and watch the show.
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If Glock decides to make a 1911 I wonder how fast US companies would have to change their position.

For some reason that I can not seem to understand, US 1911 gun makers feel that they must charge 300-400 more than the gun is even worth.

Kimber for example, or for those in the know, we call it MIMber, 1100.00+ for a 1911 made purely with MIM?? it is laughable. someone once said "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"

Colt, S&W, and anybody eles would lose what, 70-85% of the 1911 sales to Glock? I would say something like that if not higher.

Glock, if they're not already would become the Walmart of gun sales in the US. Who could compete with Glock's quality of perfection and I would assume a lower price point? Nobody thats who.
You've gotta be another funny glock fanboy. We've had them in the past and we'll have more in the future.

Have you owned a Kimber? I had one that was great and I have another that is awesome!
What do you know about MIM? Nothing obviously........except what you've read on the internet. I repair jet engines, commercial and military, and we use MIM.......sheesh...
Nothing wrong with glocks if that's what you like, but why the need to put down everyone else? They like what they like too.
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If Glock decides to make a 1911 I wonder how fast US companies would have to change their position.

For some reason that I can not seem to understand, US 1911 gun makers feel that they must charge 300-400 more than the gun is even worth.

Kimber for example, or for those in the know, we call it MIMber, 1100.00+ for a 1911 made purely with MIM?? it is laughable. someone once said "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"

Colt, S&W, and anybody eles would lose what, 70-85% of the 1911 sales to Glock? I would say something like that if not higher.

Glock, if they're not already would become the Walmart of gun sales in the US. Who could compete with Glock's quality of perfection and I would assume a lower price point? Nobody thats who.
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wrong thread, lol

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