Advantages of 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Shihan, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What advantage does the 1911 platform have over the XD? Seems they have a similar grip angle and grip safety, though the XD has more modern polymer technology. Seems it takes a lot of money to get one worked just right.
    The XD would be lighter for carry purposes. What are your thoughts? Are there many polyner framed 1911s that woiuld help lighten it up and modernize an antiquated pistol? Seems all you should need is a C&R license to buy one the design so old.
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    The 1911 is thinner for one.

    What disadvanrage does a 1911 have over any other pistol? None.
     

  3. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Steel.

    For some that is a negative, but I love how steel absorbs recoil so well and helps for follow-up shots.

    Interchangeability of parts.

    If something breaks on an XD, you can't go to your Glock and switch out a part. But 1911's can share parts, for the most most. There are exceptions, but across the board this is a huge benefit, especially in a SHTF situation.

    Customization.

    It is really easy to purchase grips, safeties, triggers, hammers, etc. that will make your 1911 a one-of-a-kind. XD's are pretty limited. You can throw on a Hogue slip-on grip, but that's about it, right?
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Wilson Combat, STI, Fusion Firearms are three that have a poly frame on some of their handguns. I have not tried a poly framed 1911, but I have had a Aluminum Framed 1911. Though that was early in my 1911 days, I still wish I did not have to sell that one.
     
  5. CA357

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    Here's why:
     

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  6. Squirrel_Slayer

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    I think that Kimber made a polymer framed 1911 variant as well, but I myself have never cared that much for plastic guns.
     
  7. Jay

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    I've been a 1911 fan for years. I feel like the weight of a polymer .45 with a hi cap mag is about the same weight as a 1911 with 8 rounds on board. The recoil of a steel 1911 is usually percieved to be less than a polymer .45 ..... that generally results in faster follow-up shots.

    Antiquated pistol ? Hmmmm... well, I'd be real interested in seeing another antiquated pistol (or any other kind of pistol) that has the history, the distinction, and longevity of use, that the 1911 enjoys. What other handgun has been in production for over 100 years? If handguns survive long enough for Glocks to see 100 years of use, I'll bet dinner that the 1911 will still be around as well.
     
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  8. ranger_sxt

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    You get really good at your reloads.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I think Shi is doing a bit of fishing. That's why I jumped in the boat and baited my own hook with the 1911 poster. ;)
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    shihan just likes the fact that the majority of the tupperware guns can have a bayonet mounted...
     
  11. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just getting out and asking questions?:D

    It doesn't have to be tupperware to mount a bayonet.;):p
     

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  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    They did, it was called a BP10 and it was a double stack. I held one once and it just didn't feel right. It looked stupid too because the frame necked down to a normal width 1911 slide. They stopped making them a while back, they just never caught on and I think they had some issues mostly associated with the magazines if my memory is right.
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Shihan, you nancy!! Where's the laser?
     
  14. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It's in the guide rod, duh.:D:p
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What was I thinking.:rolleyes:
     
  16. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I'm an old fart and I like my old gun. It's just so inherently pleasing in the elegance of it's function. And as the trooper who taught my concealed carry class said," It's not the best gun for a police officer to be arresting people, holding them at gunpoint and cuffing them single handed; but for something to just grab and kill your neighbor you can't beat it."
     
  17. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I'm sorry but I don't see the logic in that statement.
     
  18. SecPro

    SecPro New Member

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    Pretty weird statement. Please explain!
     
  19. canebrake

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    And your answer to that argument is a Taurus? What's your point?
     
  20. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Sounds like another Taurus hater to me. I have a PT1911 and for the last 2 years it has out shot and out performed any colt or springfield that I've owned or shot at a fraction of the cost. no malfunctions of any kind and very accurate.
    to the OP try to pistol whip someone with a plastic gun. Even when it's empty the 1911 is a good weapon.