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Old 07-19-2009, 03:24 PM   #11
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Josh x3 is dead on.

What works for us may not work for you.

We may not like glocks but if that is what you know and what you like who cares what some faceless name on the internet says, or what your buddy says. When you out shoot him and his fancy 1911 with your lowley glock you can say see it works for me.

While I believe the 1911 is the be all end all semiauto pistol ever made. There is a reason glocks are popular. I myself don't care for the ergonomics of them. But hey you may love the feel of a glock in your hand. I can tell you this if you ccw a glock in a hot climate you will like it more than a big heavy 1911. Unless you spend the money and get the little shorty 1911.
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:37 PM   #12
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Josh! What an awesome post. If that doesn't inspire someone to strongly consider the 1911 .45acp, then they aren't rational.

I've just sold my xd sub compact to help fund my 1911. The xd was flawless, good trigger, easy to weild and shoot. Accurate 'enough' at shooting range, but it just can't compare to a good 1911.

I'm dead set on getting a Dan Wesson CBOB .45.

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Excellent stuff JoshX3.

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or maybe a Colt commander.

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thanks guys!

Woke up early this morning, got a little "churchin' up" and when I saw someone asking about a 1911 after my recent experience deciding on, shopping for and buying one, I figured I could say a few words.

Good to know as a professional writer I can still use my words for good instead of evil.

Have a great day everyone!

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thanks guys!

Woke up early this morning, got a little "churchin' up" and when I saw someone asking about a 1911 after my recent experience deciding on, shopping for and buying one, I figured I could say a few words.

Good to know as a professional writer I can still use my words for good instead of evil.

Have a great day everyone!

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Just wanted you to know...You wrote that so well, that I got wood!
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If someone tells you they are inaccurate, kick like a mule, or jam alot, you can say:

Yes, military guns are less accurate because they were made (loose tolerances) to be dropped in the dirt/mud/sand, picked up, wiped off and fired. Those were not built as target guns, those were built as service weapons - a job they did very well.

Kick like a mule - many in the military never fired a weapon before. So naturally they thought the kick was awful. That is where that line came from; GI's coming home with no pistol experience other than a .45. Just like any other firearm you need to start small and work your way up.

Jamming or 'stovepiping', well that is most likely caused by shooters who do not lock their wrists/elbows. You need a solid grip on a 1911 style pistol. In my early days I had a lot of jams until a shooting instructor told me to keep my elbows locked when shooting. Problem went away then.

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Damn good post JoshX3. It moved me so much that I stood up and saluted the monitor after reading it. HOOAAH!!

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I wish I could expound on what Josh said, and I suppose I could if I really put my mind to it, but here are the facts bro:

Look, if you don't want a 1911, don't buy one. The rest of us will purchase the ones you don't buy.

The 1911 is the pistol that every other pistol wishes it would be. The 1911 is the pistol of record for over 100 years of ACTIVE military service.

Here is a short list of people that endorse the 1911, look them up in your spare time and see what you think:

John Browning
Col. Jeff Cooper
Massad Ayoob
Larry Vickers
Eric Lee Haney
Les Baer
Dave Lauck
Chris Whitcomb
LAPD SWAT Team
FBI HRT Team
Tacoma PD
Delta Force
Navy SeAL Teams 1 thru 6

Just a few folks who thought the 1911 was a "decent idea". When you find a list of guys who thought otherwise, let me know.

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Yo Dillinger that's a great addition! All very true and good points. However, you realize you just opened yourself up to the whole "well R. Lee Ermey is in all those Glock ads..."



Honestly though if R. Lee stomped up in here right now and was like "YOU HAD BETTER START ****TING ME TIFFANY CUFFLINKS AND BY THE WAY GO BUY A GLOCK RIGHT NOW MAGGOT OR I WILL GOUGE YOUR EYEBALLS OUT AND SKULLF#*@ YOU!" I'd probably do both. lol

Just sayin'

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