Different strokes for different folks?
I drive an American Muscle Car (Mustang GT), am a PC and own a 1911 Kimber (American made)
my wife drives European Rally Car (Mini Cooper S), is a MAC and owns a Glock 17 OD (European made)
Every one of my gut feelings tells me that the Glock 17 is all wrong:
- too light (for recoil purposes, quality things are heavy...)
- 1/2 of the gun is plastic
- the barrel elevation is re-adjusted after every shot
- it squeaks even when well oiled
Still, it's track record is really amazing, especially for a budget gun. (~$500)
Range guns seems to be the ultimate test for reliability, the ranges I go
to tell me they never clean the guns until they malfunction. At these
ranges, glocks rule and never get cleaned. WHY are they so durable?
That being said, the 1911s seem to handle themselves quite well at the
range also. Never lubed and never cleaned. I took one apart 2 days ago
at the range and it was black inside and otherwise shiny inside.
"When the situation gets too hot, put Gloves on"
"If the gun is cold to the touch, put Gloves on" -RustyShackleford101