America's Gun

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Amsdorf, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    If any gun can claim to be "America's Gun" it is the 1911 .45ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, developed by John Moses Browning, the 1911 has been on "active duty" now for over 100 years and still going strong. A gun safe without a 1911 is defective! I love my 1911s and enjoy shooting them. They may not be for everybody, but they sure are for me. I also enjoy my Glocks and polymer-framed handguns. Yes, you can enjoy both.

    Here's a video I made on my Springfield Loaded.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtnpgqcf28c[/ame]
     
  2. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I also enjoy all of my firearms, I may favor my 1911s more :x
     

  3. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    I have a Glock 36 and Kimber full size.
    The Glock has more recoil. The recoil on a 1911 is more easy than the sharp Glock recoil.

    Your video makes me want to go to the range real bad. I have
    never shot another gun that feels as nice or as easy to shoot or
    more accurate than the 1911.

    It's not just the gun. I love the .45 ACP round. Large hunk of lead slowing moving through atmosphere. 850 fps. love it.

    You could buy one in 9mm but I feel it's just not the same.
     
  4. shouldazagged

    shouldazagged New Member

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    Oh hell, here we go again! Somebody's going to jump in and say the Colt SAA is America's iconic gun, then somebody else (possibly me) will say the Smith Hand Ejector revolver, and we'll be off and running!

    But happy birthday, 1911! You're a grand old gal, even if I don't own a copy and can't afford one in my Social-Security-funded old age.

    Even though it didn't directly affect me at all, I still think it was false economy and a dumb move to have the standard-issue military sidearm changed from the 1911 A-1 to the M9, fine gun though the Beretta is.
     
  5. Rick1967

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    I was at a gun store the otherday looking at 1911s. They handed me a beautiful stainless one. Then I saw the 9mm marking on the barrel. I handed it back and asked if they had any men's guns.
     
  6. Donn

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    Ya beat me to it, Zag. So here's one vote for the Winchester 1873/1894 lever action rifle.
     
  7. Jagermeister

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    I am kind of partial to the Tommy Gun being an international symbol for American firearms. .45 in full auto, now that is cool, and very loud! Excellent symbol for a superpower.
     
  8. indy36

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    I know nothing but wouldn't a cowboy lever action be 'America's Gun'? It did win the West, right? Most wars we've found ourselves in used rifles so the 1911 wasn't a huge part, was it?
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i like all my pistols, or else i wouldn't keep them, but i love all my 1911's!:D

    my 1911's have a special meaning to me and are one of my favorite pistol platforms. something special about a pistol design that hasn't changed a whole lot in over 100 years, and is probably one of the most copied designs of all pistols ever made. yep, gotta love the 1911!:D
     
  10. bige91603

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    If were talking about vital to our growth and freedom Americas gun would be the Kentucky long or the M1 carbine. But I understand what he's saying, the 1911 platform is the longest served firearm in official American history and still used today
     
  11. Jagermeister

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-RLRJT-kAw[/ame]

    Tommy gun...:D:cool:
     
  12. Amsdorf

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    SWEET!!!!!

    The relatively slow rate of fire is what keeps it controllable.

    Excellent, the shower of spent casings was great.
     
  13. Amsdorf

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    Thanks....

    I think the "sharper" recoil is due to the smaller size of the handgun, frankly. The G21 for me has a software recoil impulse, the polymer frame absorbing some of it.

    The 1911 never lets you forget you are firing a beefy round! Love it.

    But I also enjoy my Glock 21, a lot!
     
  14. Gloves

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    If the 1911 is America's handgun,
    I think that the M4/M16/AR-15 is America's rifle.

    I love the tommy, I just don't think it is quite as iconic.
     
  15. Garadex

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    It seems more dependent on the generation what the American gun is. I see the American handgun as a 1911 and the rifle as either an M1 or M16/M4.
     
  16. MattShlock

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    If the 1911 is so great, and I'm nit saying no, why are you always wearing gloves to shoot 'em? I've seen you elsewhere with them... And there are indeed many other candidates.
     
  17. hkhunter

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    Man just get one of each, 1911, M1, AR15, Win 30/30, Browning A5, Rem 870, Mod 700 your choice caliber same for Win mod 70. 1911 seems to be most recognizable and well respected. Sure works for me
     
  18. canebrake

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    ................................"Hoorah"
     
  19. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    What about what gun best represents America?

    Barrett M107 in .50
    Big / bad ass / not to be messed with / will take out targets log way away / after the first shot, the next one is already chambered for the 2nd target!!!
     
  20. Whitewalker1911

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    Hahaha love it. My CCW gun is a 9 mm, but that's just a matter of saving up for a 45.