Originally Posted by porkchops
I own just two guns. A SIG Ultra Compact 1911 3.3" barrel and a Kimber Crimson Ultra Carry 3" barrel.
Put a blind fold on and you wouldn't know a dam difference. Well you would but you know what I mean. But for some reason people swear by only the internal extractor 1911s. But they have no real reason for such devotion.
If your only reason is because "that's how John Moses Browning made it" you're missing out on some good guns.
You are not your extractor.
It's not a question whether the exterior extractor functions adequately, but of personal preference, the purist as some might call us, myself included feel that the exterior extractor is an answer to a non existent problem, not taking into account that Kimber tried them and had to revert to the original design because of malfunction with their exterior extractor, thats all. Like they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but good for you if you prefer the exterior extractor, and good blind fold argument, but no bites here
shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun