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Old 12-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #21
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to the OP try to pistol whip someone with a plastic gun. .
I just knew that brilliance would rear it's ugly head before too long.
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As someone else put it,,,,,,,,,,,,, why go through life with an ugly gun????

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What advantage does the 1911 platform have over the XD?

Listen. Shi. I talked with the guys and everyone is of the opinion that you are 100% right and you should buy up all the tactical plastic that your credit card can allow.

No one wants to have to hear you at the meetings bragging about the inherient accuracy, talking about how you can now shoot dimes at 15 yards. Talking about how you were so blind to the ONLY design to survive over 100 years and still be not only relevant, but transcending time, function and even managing to STILL be the pistol of choice by those in the know.

What good would it really do you?

It would just be easier for EVERYONE if you just went with the Sigma and a brand new bayonet. As a matter of fact, I passed the hat and got a TON of I.O.U's if it means not burdening you with the ancient design of the 1911.

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There's several 1911's with a rail..Though I really have no idea why.It's just trying to fix something that aint broke. And I always heard that was something that just didn't need done. The advantage of a 1911 is....It's a 1911.
Though the poly's have something to offer too. They help make sure there's plenty 1911's around for the rest of us

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When I was in Viet Nam our outfit had guys called "tunnel Rats". These guys had bigger kahonies than just about anybody I knew. They didn't go down into these tunnels with a SW 38, or an M16 or anything else, only a 1911. Think about it, a dark place, close, with just a flashlight (Sometimes off) and your trusty 1911.

Had a Glock been available I'm sure it would have failed in the dust and dirt-choked tunnels, a tight slide Kimber too.

Thats why 1911....

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When I was in Viet Nam our outfit had guys called "tunnel Rats". These guys had bigger kahonies than just about anybody I knew. They didn't go down into these tunnels with a SW 38, or an M16 or anything else, only a 1911. Think about it, a dark place, close, with just a flashlight (Sometimes off) and your trusty 1911.

Had a Glock been available I'm sure it would have failed in the dust and dirt-choked tunnels, a tight slide Kimber too.

Thats why 1911....
That's a damn good a reason than any other, but you also have to look at the poor M16s you guys were issued back then too. Just saying...
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Steel.

For some that is a negative, but I love how steel absorbs recoil so well and helps for follow-up shots.

Interchangeability of parts.

If something breaks on an XD, you can't go to your Glock and switch out a part. But 1911's can share parts, for the most most. There are exceptions, but across the board this is a huge benefit, especially in a SHTF situation.

Customization.

It is really easy to purchase grips, safeties, triggers, hammers, etc. that will make your 1911 a one-of-a-kind. XD's are pretty limited. You can throw on a Hogue slip-on grip, but that's about it, right?

Very good, man. I agree.

I would add the trigger design which is what makes them more accurate imo.
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