First time w/ a m1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by projektkieru, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. projektkieru

    projektkieru New Member

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    Well I just went to my local shooting range and shot about 50 rounds worth of a M1911 by Western (i believe) and I love it. They didn't have a kimber or springfield available to be used.

    I love the M1911 and I def wanna buy one. My question though is... has anyone had a concern with the amount of ammo in each magazine? 7 seems very little?
     
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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    You can buy 8 round magazines, so with one in the pipe, you have nine rounds. They do make ten round mags, so you can have one in the pipe for eleven rounds. But the ten round mags stick out about an inch.

    Personally, I'm quite happy with nine rounds of 230 grain goodness. ;)
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    You're saying you think the lower capacity seems too low? You start slinging around 45ACP rounds...Those things leave a pretty big hole in things. If you're hitting where you want then capacity is not going to be an issue.
     
  4. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I was just funning.:D Now my super sweet post is gone.:eek:

    I think capacity isn't an issue.
     
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  5. gadrooning

    gadrooning New Member

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    I have no problems with eight rounds, especially in an 45ACP. might be a different story if I was shooting a 380 or may be a 9mm for that matter, but even then reloads don't take very long. I think once you start shooting your 1911 more you will feel more confident with the firepower you have in you mag.
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    never had a problem with it. the 7 round mags been killing america's enemies overseas since WW1 and it gets the job done. it takes two solid hits froma 9mm to equal one from a 45 so those 15 round mags for 9mm are actually less firepower than 7 from a 45 in my way of thinking. heh.

    the only reason we switched from the 45 to 9mm is some senator's palms got greased in the govt contract game leaving our soldiers with an inferior pistol.
     
  7. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    When you make that obvious and unmistakable decision to purchase your 1911, learn it, use it, know it, and just continue to shoot it and shoot it a lot, keep practising and keep shooting it.

    After a while you will be confidant enough with yourself, shooting abilities and handling of that 1911 that if need be, you will need no more than 7 rounds to do what needs to be done, when the time comes. ;)

    Jack
     
  8. eritchey

    eritchey New Member

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    1911

    I have a variety of different flavors here and after almost 30yrs. the 1911 style is still one of my favorites. :)
     
  9. hiredhelp

    hiredhelp New Member

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    Howdy! I must agree, when you learn about the 1911, 7 rounds will be quite enough. I have one of the 44 round pancake clips (it was a gift) and have used it once. Once was enough. The 45 round is an awesome round and one will do more than two 9mm. JMHO!
     
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  10. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    I'd have to agree with all these guys!
    8 or 9 rounds of 45 is plenty. Many guys I know carry 357 or 38 revolvers with 5 or 6 rounds, and they are very confident with those as well.
     
  11. projektkieru

    projektkieru New Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Question - so a JHP .45 has a lot of stopping power yes?!
     
  12. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Against a person it has plenty. Against a Kodiak bear, not so much.
     
  13. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Hang on, JD. I've got this one...

    Are you nuts? How can you say something like that without a doctor's note? The simple act of carrying a 1911 is equivalent to shooting someone 27 times in the aorta with any other handgun produced in the history of metallurgy! BLASPHEMER!!!! I've shot down satellites using spent casings expelled by a 1911, and when I did it, my hair grew back and my tallywhacker got so hard that a cat couldn't hang onto it! If you can't kill the entire North Korean Army with 7 rounds of .45 ACP out of a 1911, you might as well learn how to do that Hannibal Lecter thing where he makes the guy that threw spooge on Agent Starling's face after being able to smell her cha-cha kill himself, because talking a BG into suicide is harder than killing the entire North Korean Army without a 1911! Or something.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Big and slow is the way to go! [​IMG]

    Big holes mean more leaks out!

    When you drop the blood pressure you drop the target!

    The .45 ACP, killing goblins for over 100 years!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. EiteCombat

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    My CE came with factory 8 rounders. With 1 in the tube I feel confident in taking out anything short of the entire Chinese army. :cool: I always carry at least one extra mag. Both full of 230gr Winchester Bonded JHPs. Knock down power at its finest gentleman.
     
  16. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: