I am very pleased I did not buy a 1911

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by G23LCPK45, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. G23LCPK45

    G23LCPK45 New Member

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    And pieced together my first AR instead. All though...the charging handle did put me over my $1,000 budget. :)
     

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  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    ya, I'd take an AR over a 1911.

    great choice.....now more pron plzzzzzz
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I got a Colt 1911 40 years before an AR. Not recommending that of course! :D
     
  4. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    1911 vs AR-15?

    Not so long ago I had neither. Now I have both, and have strong feelings for both.

    But the AR will better serve you during alien invasions, zombie outbreaks, social/economic colapses, and the coming 2012 apocalypse. Plus, the AR is far more prone to anti-gun legislation.

    In other words, you made a fine choice!
     
  5. G23LCPK45

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    All LMT except the charging handle (Noveske), UTG handguards, and a MagPul trigger guard. Honestly, I went to a gun show with 1911 on the brain. Prices and lines to purchase hand guns was crazy. Dejected at the insane prices, I see a LMT Defender lower ignored by most...and at a very good price. More? I'm still waiting on a high value low cost rear sight before taking my affair to the next level.
     
  6. G23LCPK45

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    Thank you, both have called to me as well. The beauty of both made the decision difficult. I went with the AR because of price and the possibility of future regulation of this class of firearms.
     
  7. AgentTikki

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    Please don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with 1911s. In fact I like them very much and can foresee one in my armory in the future, but I'm not done with my AR stable.2 or 3 more...tops.....i think....damn I'm still sick aren't I :(
     
  8. G23LCPK45

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    I drew (on paper) my (perfect) gun 40 years ago. Once my budget was allocated. Bang, you saw the almost final pic; I was blinded temporarily by the 1911 thing. Now, I' may need to finish with a nice 308... It could take me another 40 years., but I doubt it . What is your next build?
     
  9. AgentTikki

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    I've got 2 lowers in the works. One is going to be a lw 14.5" build. And the other.....I dunno yet prolly a precision lower ( it has a geissele SDE) and I'm not sure what type of upper. Maybe multiple uppers. Mebbe a 20" .223 wlyde, or 20" 6.5 Grendel or 16" .300bo (the latter two for hungting) bor hell mebbe all 3 uppers.......I dunno. Or I may swap out the 5.56 abrrel on my pistol for. 9" 300 bo for hunting (under 200 yards). These damn ARs, so many decisions.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The AR is definitely the platform of choice for serious social shooting!:p

    If you want a .308, start saving for a "ready-made" Colt LE901.
     
  11. GaMatt72

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  12. towboater

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    I've been strongly considering buying a Colt 6920 AR15 from Walmart.
     
  13. G23LCPK45

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    Very nice 308, indeed! Since I've pleasantly fallen into the AR rabbit hole, I would feel horrible taking stock pieces off and replacing part with what I like. Pieces I'll never use always seem to get in my way when I'm looking for something. "Ready made" not my bag, gratification is in the hunt.

    It's raining here, my bulk ammo for my ready to test AR is sitting on a UPS loading dock until Monday...damn Work!
     
  14. G23LCPK45

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    Used a red dot once (into the drawer it goes for some other use), not fond of having to switch to binoculars to see hits. Picked-up a very nice low cost/SUPER value (to me) Nikon 3-9x40 scope and love it. Now, if people would calm down so I can buy some more parts and ammo :)
     

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  15. Gloves

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    Let's run by some of the reasons it's better that you did buy an AR.
    • 1300 ft lbs vs 400 ft lbs
    • Effective to 700 vs 50 yards
    • Will soon be banned vs won't be banned
    • Won't put you on a government list vs will put you on a government list
    • Can hunt a wide range of animals vs a slightly smaller range of animals to hunt.
    • Easy to snap a new caliber upper on vs not so easy to change calibers other than .22

    You made the right choice!

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    OR DID YOU!?
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    • 1911 is lighter
    • 1911 is sub-sonic for suppressing
    • 230 grain vs 62 grain
    • All steel and cocobolo vs steel and plastic
    • Makes you look like a MAN! vs Look like an Army Man (i'm stretching here)
    • Easily concealable vs I've tried to pocket it, but it makes me walk funny

    A common problem with both...
    You might find yourself collecting more of each. :eek:

    Just messin' with ya. They are both awesome guns. I couldn't choose so I got both.

    if i had to part with one... DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!
     
  16. G23LCPK45

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    Argh! The voices in my head said...stripped high value lowers!...1911 (SS Officer) vs AR (Metal)? Why not just get both!! Plan is to go very slow and find value.

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    :)
     
  17. G23LCPK45

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