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I voted Glock, thinking of the 9mm while casting that vote.

I like the feeling of having 18 rounds (17+1) at my disposal without reloading if the excrement hits the oscillating air mover.
 

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That's a painful choice. I'll vote Glock because of carry size and various chamberings.

IMHO, the USP is the perfect melding of the two. :wink:
 

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I own a stainless 1991 A1 Colt, and love the gun. But for me the Glock is just more accurate.
 

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Pistolero said:
I voted Glock, thinking of the 9mm while casting that vote.

I like the feeling of having 18 rounds (17+1) at my disposal without reloading if the excrement hits the oscillating air mover.
1911 is offered in .22lr, 9mm, .38super, .40s&w, .45acp. Im sure I have missed a few.

My 3 1911's have 13+1 std Mags and half the mags have +3 extesions than add little to the base.

Also steel frames are way better to work on and the stainless parts make for much better tuning. All single actions have the potential for better shooting than a safe action.
 

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Your poll is bias.

you posted it on the Glock forum. You would have to post it on both forums to improve it. then again there are not enough members on the board yet to get any real data.

but I vote 1911
 

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My Smith&Wesson is accurate but it will jam if fired too fast,my glocks never fail.I sold a colt gov model series 70 cause I could not get colt or any body else to keep it from jaming with hollow points,I can shoot cheap or quality ammo in glocks.If I want workmanship and looks I'll take a quality 1911 like a kimber or springfield or better yet a Bill Wilson but if my butts on the line I want my glocks,yea there butt ugly but so am I.I own both and like both so I'm not jaded,just my experience with both.Drop-Shot
 

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I love my Llama 1911 variant. It's chambered in .32 and about 1/2 the size of a 45 but mechanically exactly the same. Glocks are just ok in my opinion. I don't like the look.
 

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Your poll is bias.

you posted it on the Glock forum. You would have to post it on both forums to improve it. then again there are not enough members on the board yet to get any real data.

but I vote 1911
I know, but I just picked one forum. I personally like 1911's way more, but I know Glocks have good aspects as well.
 

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One of the prettiest 1911s I ever saw was a 70 series Gold Cup National Match a friend of my Dad's bought new in 73 or 74. I always thought I'd like to have one like that. Not to carry, but just to have and shoot once in a while. For every day carry, I like my G19. Plain, but absolutely dependable, like Drop Shot said. Any more I think that these are not mutually exclusive. I think it's possible to appreciate and enjoy both, and so I advocate. :D
 

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Probably the 1911 - it just has so much more history.

I do respect the glock's reliability and durability, but it's not all that hard to maintain a good 1911 either.
 

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I notice there is straight out good comments about hte Glock and when there is a (but) comment starting out the 1911 there is a added comments for it to make it half way decent.

Extention mags

little extra care

needs to be fine tuned

and 2 wars of history

It is just a collectors piece and people need to move on to the moden day reality and get a modern day tactical weapon.

I can get a extention mag for my G22 for a total of 31rds of 40cal.

And for pinpoint accuracy. What for? Are you trying to be a sniper with the 1911?

These things (Handguns)are made for close range SHTF.

Why doesnt gangbangers use 1911's?

I do like the 1911, but its just out dated. Even if you do sink $2000.00-$3000.00 in it. Which I wont do.
 

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RockinGlock said:
I notice there is straight out good comments about hte Glock and when there is a (but) comment starting out the 1911 there is a added comments for it to make it half way decent.

Extention mags

little extra care

needs to be fine tuned

and 2 wars of history

It is just a collectors piece and people need to move on to the moden day reality and get a modern day tactical weapon.

I can get a extention mag for my G22 for a total of 31rds of 40cal.

And for pinpoint accuracy. What for? Are you trying to be a sniper with the 1911?

These things (Handguns)are made for close range SHTF.

Why doesnt gangbangers use 1911's?

I do like the 1911, but its just out dated. Even if you do sink $2000.00-$3000.00 in it. Which I wont do.
Well this was poorly written but I will try to address your points in turn.

Extension mags: These little devices are ubiquitous...What is your point here?

A little extra care: Are you comparing a plastic/polymer frame to a steel or aluminum frame? That is the only advantage in this category. Glock barrels, slides, and some internals need to be cared for too.

Needs to be fine tuned: What do you mean? Every 1911 (from a decent manufacturer) has shot excellently and reliably for me every time.

History: I dont think about the past.

Collectors piece/modern day tactical weapon: Get your head out of your ass.

Extension mags: These are ubiquitous also. Rhetoric! Covered in point #1. 1911s have double columns also.

Pinpoint accuracy: Weird thing to say: I shot a number of glocks and own 3 1911s. I think they both have great potential. I personally hate the Glock backstrap.


These things (Handguns)are made for close range SHTF: Are you telling us to shut up here? Handguns are made for personal defense. To say they are made for close range is not accurate.


Why doesnt gangbangers use 1911's?

I do like the 1911, but its just out dated. Even if you do sink $2000.00-$3000.00 in it. Which I wont do.


Neither one of these points have any integrity. This is all nonsense and rhetorical sensationalism.
 

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I guess I hit a nerve on a 1911 lover?


Anyway, 1911's are great guns but I dont trust all of them.

I have had several and my favorite was by Wilson Combat.

For a factory 1911 I like the Smith 1911 and thats it, the rest I have had stove pipe jams and polishing and gunsmith work just to make them shoot with out to much of a hiccup.


If I was to get another it would be by Para and it would also be a 40 cal.
 

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TheRedScare said:
These things (Handguns)are made for close range SHTF: Are you telling us to shut up here?
Red, that's not what he said.

SHTF = "Stuff" Hits The Fan.

You were thinking of STFU = Shut The Fudge Up.

Thus ends my internet lesson for the day. :)
 

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Pistolero said:
TheRedScare said:
These things (Handguns)are made for close range SHTF: Are you telling us to shut up here?
Red, that's not what he said.

SHTF = "Stuff" Hits The Fan.

You were thinking of STFU = Shut The Fudge Up.

Thus ends my internet lesson for the day. :)

OOOHHHHHhhhh HAHA.


RockinGlock,

Its not that you particularly hit a nerve about 1911's you hit a nerve about clarity. I didnt know what your points were leading to. I believe both guns are excellent. I do have 2 opinions that I think have alot of integrity.

1. I believe that single action semiautos are the best pistols to carry and shoot. The crisp trigger allows for better shot control. I think that safe-actions (allthough brilliantly designed) are terrible to shoot because of the long and heavy trigger pull. I shoot 3-4 lb triggers on my Paras.

2. I hate the backstrap on glocks. I believe when speed shooting is a concern it is most important to have a very straight and sheer grip face. It will allow for greater manipulation of the gun after recoil for follow-up shots.

Do not think I am denegrating Glocks in anyway. They are great guns and very accurate.
 

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As I have stated before, both guns are extremly well made and have a place.
I heard someone say once, and I agree...
National Match = 1911
Death Match = Glock

I think that Glock is more durable in adverse conditions. However I still dearly love my Colt. Nothing else looks the same.
But if my life depended on it, it will be a Glock.
No I have never had my Colt fail to fire, but the potential is greater. Just my opinion, yours may not be the same.
 
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