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Old 01-18-2014, 07:29 PM   #21
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which came first, they egg or the 1911?
the 1911 of course!
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:08 PM   #22
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I was thinking John Moses Browning.
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Way to start a war w/out specifying a caliber. 1911's are good guns. They require skilled hands to make run well AND accurately. They develop issues more often than other designs. If you run a steady diet through one you WILL need to replace a sear soon.

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Can't be J.M. Browning, he definitely didn't lay an egg!
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Way to start a war w/out specifying a caliber. 1911's are good guns. They require skilled hands to make run well AND accurately. They develop issues more often than other designs. If you run a steady diet through one you WILL need to replace a sear soon.

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we all know the 1911 is the best stuff since sliced bread
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The 1911 may not be perfect, but it's a damn sight better than anything else out there.
You have never fired a colt single action army in 45colt....
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You have never fired a colt single action army in 45colt....
just as nice as a 1911 but it takes a while longer to reload
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Both the Single Action Army and the 1911 are Classics (with a capital "C") and rightly so. In practice, the S&W Model 3 in .44 had advantages over the SAA in operation (quicker extraction and loading) but the Colt was somewhat stronger, came in a wider range of calibers and had the weight of an Army contract to recommend it. It also seems to have better ergonomics though that may have been a minor concern in deciding which to purchase (or steal) in the heyday of both guns.
The 1911 was created with advantages over the competition of the day in round size and power (.45 ACP) and it's functional simplicity compared to the toggle-action of a P-08 Luger. The only contemporary military sidearm that could come close to the power of the 1911 during it's operational lifespan was the British Webley .455 which was at a disadvantage in ammunition capacity due to being a revolver. That a new M1911 CQB pistol has been ordered for the Marines is proof that the design is still a viable combat arm and the sheer number of variations of the 1911 concept in use today in a plethora of calibers and barrel lengths would indicate that it is an ever-evolving design, evidence of a healthy device far from obsolescence.
The egg is produced at low cost by unskilled labor but remains at the pinnacle of it's design curve. It is also quite tasty when properly prepared.
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Well, if celery is the perfect diet food, does that mean

the Marlin 60 is the perfect light rifle
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