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Old 06-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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There is no secret in fixing a 1911, only mysteries.
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It simply has stood the test of time. It is a modern but yet an old design.

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Simple answer:

Because it was our military firearm for

over 75 years. We vets have a familiarity

with it.

Long answer:

John Browning created many firearms designs

which remain unequaled to this day. The MA DEUCE,

1911, lever action, to name a couple.

IMHO, the 1911 is his crowning achievement.

It was designed around the .45 ACP, which was

specifically designed to be a man-stopper.

It has grown from it's military roots to be the most

sought after pistol pattern design in the private

sector in history, with over 8 million units made to

date.

Simple, safe,accurate, powerful,dependable,

compact. It just doesn't get any better...

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There is something about a 1911 that you can't find in any other gun, an unmatched reliability, perfect ergonomics, the worlds greatest trigger, there is just a feeling you get with a 1911 that you can't get with any other gun- a feeling that says "this is what a gun should feel like, this is a real gun", the fact that the gun has been around for over 100 years and has not been changed, and the fact that the 1911 is the most American thing on earth.

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The 1911 conserves ammuntion. When you point it at the BG he usually gets the heck out of Dodge ASAP or faster. You don't have to pull the trigger.

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Trigger is key. Simplicity of maintenance as well is great. And reliability as well.

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They look cool and have quite a history. They were basically obsolete when John Browning himself invented the P-35 a quarter century later.

You see, just having been the US Military sidearm for most of our lifetimes make the caliber and the gun an instant success commercially and in our collective psyche. They were our sidearm in the two world wars that brought us from an also-ran to the world's only super-power in a couple of generations. And pop-culture made them an icon even after Vietnam.

I give everyone permission to get over them now.

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The 1911 has not been out dated. The 1911 was 100 years ahead of its time. Oh yea! and still counting.

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what can i say almost100 year old design and still kicking ass ,if it aint broke dont fix it ! it's a lifer surviver . it can only be imatated !

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The 1911 has not been out dated. The 1911 was 100 years ahead of its time. Oh yea! and still counting.
The 1911 is still 100 years ahead of its time!
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