2011?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by BeyondTheBox, May 14, 2013.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    So these new breed of 1911-esque guns...

    Mockery of true 1911 form, with their over exaggerated beavertails and skeletonized triggers and hammers, etc, or homages with their own unique adaptation of features in the modern shooter's world?

    I'll admit, I'm the first camp. I still like them all, because of the more tamed, simple double stack alterations, but these new 1911 "pattern" guns, in general, just aren't the real deal, for the most part.

    It's not that they're poor quality, just poor taste in most renditions, to me. They lack the class of olden day.
     
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  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Different people have different tastes. You may love the old GI 1911s, but someone else may love the tactical versions.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    That's why they make grocery getters and race cars, different options for those with different tastes and needs.

    They way I see it, if you love ANY gun, you should love all guns, even if they don't suit you personally...

    Just one persons opinion though.
     
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  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Appreciate what others have done before,
    embrace what is coming.

    Like what auto racing has done for the cars today. In 1968, you could not buy a car with headers. Only the cast exhaust manifolds. Today, almost every car has headers of some sort.

    What the pioneers of firearm manufacturing did is (to me) fascinating. How they created a firearm with what would be considered by today's standard "crude" equipment and tools. How spring rates were decided on without today's test equipment. Would someone consider creating such an ugly thing that looks like the 1911 disconnector today and know how to apply it?

    We live in a time where almost anything is possible. 3D printed firearms? Unheard of 20 years ago.

    Embrace what is coming. The "2011" that you lament is a product of evolution. I wonder what the "2111" will be like.
     
  5. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I guess I just prefer things the way they were, almost always. Cars, sports, games, etc... Too much electric in cars now, too many rules altered in sports now (no helmet contact. physical basketball.) Just seems like all we do anymore is dilute quality with one thing or another, usually for the sake of making a larger spectacle.

    I guess that's where these guns stand out, they at least retain the quality, if not increase it in machining through technology. Where other things have become grotesque mutations, these have not replaced, but added to the pool. Okay, I think I've changed my tune here and found a way to appreciate this new breed.

    I'll still sick with the old school, but have grown to see these for what they were intended, an homage to greatness. They are neither better, nor worse, they're simply new.

    I can't lie, there's a cool factor to all these new 2011 style guns. I guess a revolver only kind of guy could look at me, as a semiautomatic only type of guy, in the same way I was looking at those with these sort of guns... lol walmart cowboys, I tell ya.

    Cool, thanks for the input and enlightenment.
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Don't they call it tacticool?
     
  7. BeyondTheBox

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    Grocery getters? Lol never heard that term used before. Lol

    Though I think a more astute comparison would be this to revolvers vs semiautomatic or something. Here is simply a matter of choice in 4 door or 2, since they fire pretty much the same and one just has more capacity.
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Nope, there's a difference. :D

    RIA Tactical 1911

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    Not a damn clue.

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  9. BeyondTheBox

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    Lol

    I'd shoot them both!
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

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    So what's the intended purpose of the skeletonized trigger and hammer anyway?

    Is it just a look thing, or does it have some sort of mechanical advantage? I could see, possibly, a case for the hammer, being easier to manipulate because of the wrap and angle (though barely and negligible), but other than that I'm at a loss for function.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I think it's mostly just for looks.
     
  12. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    I totally agree with that sentiment...'cept for Glocks. I still hate Glocks;)
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The lighter trigger helps to reduce "trigger bounce" (and less resistance to movement by the lighter sear spring).

    The commander or reduce weight of the hammer help with "lock time" speed up. The less mass, the faster it can be moved by the hammer spring.
     
  14. Jagermeister

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    It's a transformer!!!!
     
  15. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Hey BTB, waxing nostalgic about "how things used to be" or "this was so much better back when" is the 1st sign that yer gettin' older!!

    Hell, I wish Raquel Welch was still runnin' around in fur-lined bikinis and skin-tight white naugahyde!

    Welcome to the club!!
     
  16. Jagermeister

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    Oh, Hera Arms makes it. They make carbine conversions for many handguns. The same company that makes my sweet, sweet baby...excuse me while I wipe a tear.:eek:



    http://www.hera-arms.com/#!triarii/c23v3
     

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  17. Jagermeister

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9wynEY-rt8[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=044T61vCK30[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIUtvZznEiw[/ame]

    I wonder if the German governement would let me buy the conversion kit for my P226r. They offer it. it would be way cheaper then buying a new gun. Actually 583 euros. Still way cheaper. hmmm for the future I guess.
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I can't imagine the difference is now worthy though is it? I mean that all sounds cool fer sher!

    Thanks for your thoughts Dan