Originally Posted by JonM
1911's are very nice no doubt but modern materials and designs really have supplanted them for ease of use and shootability.
ive got 6 1911's two i use as an occasional ccw but the xdm compact is a better owb carry gun. it is faster to shoot on target with followups nothing but a grip safety between you and boom good capacity comfortable recoil in 45acp even better in 9mm. i also carry my m9a1 compact inox more than my 1911 lightweight commander or new agent.
great guns yes but not the perfect gun. i dont think there is such a thing.
if i had to take one to war it would be a close call tween the 1911 and beretta m9a1 due to easy of repair and maintenence. everything i need to keep either running in top shape can be carried in a back pocket.
anyway no such beastie as a perfect gun unless your trying to squeeze one out of a chicken's ass...
I didn't say perfect gun, but perfect pistol!
Reasons I say its perfect:
It works every time I pull the trigger
I hit what I am aiming at
It fires a round with authority
Its flat so I can carry it with a tee shirt