1911 or glock

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by austin125, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. austin125

    austin125 New Member

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    so for my fist ccw gun i was first interested in the glock 23 but now im leaning towards a 1911. but heres my dilema...the most i can spend is $600 so i dont know of any good 1911 for that price, and also i need a 1911 in a size that i can conceal. im 6 foot tall 180 lbs so anyone have any suggestions??:confused:
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    See if you can find a used Commander size 1911. Or else save up a bit more and buy a used one.

    BTW, I'm 5'6' 150 and conceal a full size 1911 with an in the waistband holster. However I just bought a Kimber Ultra Carry II 3" 1911 because it's easier to conceal and much lighter.
     

  3. Alpha1Victor

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    Hey austin, I own both glocks and 1911 guns. I have owned cheaper and real pricey 1911's. I own a glock 23 and conceal carry it every so often. I prefer a 1911. I shoot it very well and love the feel of an all steel gun. With $600 to spend its a toss up. The glock is a no frills point and shoot gun. It simply works. The 1911 on the other hand is an excellent gun. With that said the 1911 requires more maintenance. It needs to be cleaned more ofter and in detail. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. have you held/shot either of these guns? If not, see if you can rent them before you make a purchase.
    If this is your first and primary gun, I would reccomend a glock for simplicity.
    If its not your first or primary gun get the 1911 all the way. I am a firm believer if you only need 1 handgun, a 1911 is a wise choice. I would say get a remmington or a rock river to fit your budget. As you get more money you can buy upgrades and make your 1911 personal to you. Hope this helps. Good luck with your purchase.

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     
  4. Alpha1Victor

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    I forgot to upload pics.

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  5. Firearms4ever

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly5UnR7pPtk]Glock vs 1911 - YouTube[/ame]

    I'm a 1911 guy, so my vote obviously goes for the 1911. I recommend however, that you check out some local shops' inventory and see what fits the bill. Also like Alpha1Victor said try to see if you can rent one or both at a local range if they have either one.
     
  6. Dustin860

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    Like the above poster I own both. For your first purchase and since you have a budget is go with a glock g19. Just my opinion but is also recommend you go to the range and test several of each before making a purchase.
     
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  8. Glore

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    An argument for the ages
     
  9. Powersportgiant

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    I would highly suggest renting/shooting both first. I own both and prefer the glock all day long. Not to dog the 1911 because it is a fine firearm, I just have big hands and the slim grip does not fit me well. I shoot my glocks much more accurately. Do your homework and SHOOT them both so it's an informed decision you make.
     
  10. JD1969

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    I carry a RIA 1911 Officer size (at work on private property, stupid Illinois) and have owned a Glock as well. I shoot the 1911 better, I like how it conceals and fit my hand so that's why a prefer it. However I can't really say anything bad about a Glock. Not to beat a dead horse, but shoot both and see what works for you better.
     
  11. oldman45

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    I am 6'2" and 260 lbs and I conceal a full size 1911 very easily.

    It is not a problem to conceal a 1911 when one wants to do such.

    As to which gun?

    Well, do you want functionality with looks and durability or do you want plastic with a reputation for KA Booms that is ugly, looks like a kids water pistol but works.

    The 1911 is ergonomically correct on the grips. The Glock is not.

    Glock bought their popularity and has undergone four changes in it's 25 yr history. The 1911 is 100 yrs old and still the basic gun as it was designed and is built by almost every gun maker.

    Not a tough decision for me. I have seven 1911 guns and three Glocks. It has been over two yrs since I even carried a Glock to the range.
     
  12. austin125

    austin125 New Member

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    Thanks for all the quick replies! It is not my first gun but is going to be my first ccw handgun. Up keep going to the range and renting guns. But probably gonna go with a 1911. By the way alpha1victor that 1911 is sharp
     
  13. Alpha1Victor

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    Thank you sir. Thats my wife, wilson;)

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     
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    Chevy or Ford?? Test drive a 23 and a 1911. See which one you can handle better. You just need to dress around the gun.
     
  16. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ruger SR1911. Best bang for the buck (sorry :)).

    Regards,

    Walt
     
  17. JTJ

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    Take a look at the XD or XDm line in 45.Then you will reall be :confused:
     
  18. austin125

    austin125 New Member

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    haha your wife wilson huh?? how much do i have to save up to afford that? and yeah JTJ i did thats on the list too im screwed i guess ill have to get one of each.....i wish:D
     
  19. SK2344

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    Two completely different platforms when it comes to guns but a 600.00, you can buy a top of the line new glock and I don't think you ca get a good compact 911 for that price. I love the 1911's but I'm a Glock Man and I have 4 of them. My main carry gun is the .45 G36. This gun holds about the same amount of rounds as the 1911 but for reliability, easy to maintain and overall performance, I think the Glock is the best choice. I love the Glocks!;)
     
  20. DeerHunter1996

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    Get a glock 21. I had to make the same choice between 1911 and glock 21 and I'm glad I chose the glock. It holds more and you can pull it out and be ready to shoot if you get a new model with the safe action trigger. I am 6'2" I weigh 130 and I could easily conceal one but I dont.