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KiloBravo
07-17-2010, 20:54
I have not seen one of these threads in a while...

-They are "America's Firearm"
-Thin and easy to conceal
-They make a big hole in whatever you are shooting
-The manual of arms is the same for each 1911
-I shoot 1911s better than any other pistol made today
-Very easy to get back on target for faster follow up shots
-The trigger (goes back to me shooting it well)
-Most are reliable out of the box just like some other plastic pistols
-Lots of customization and aftermarket accessories are available
-They look and feel outstanding

I am sure there are other reasons as well, but that is all I can think of for now. :supergrin:

brzusa.1911
07-17-2010, 21:48
Because this life is too short to carry an ugly gun :whistling:

ArmoryDoc
07-17-2010, 22:00
Because they just appeal to me.

knedrgr
07-17-2010, 22:57
Because my friend peer pressure me into it. LMAO.

Hokie1911
07-17-2010, 23:05
Because I can't carry an HK G36C?

Short Cut
07-17-2010, 23:13
I had nearly 20,000 rounds through a G30 that I was carrying. With that much practice I could shoot it pretty damn good. I bought a Les Baer TRS and was shooting better groups with it the first afternoon that I got it. Combat accuracy is fine and dandy, but I like being able to hit small targets with consistency too.

Next thing I noticed is that the slimmer slide made more of a difference for carry comfort than I thought it would.

Ol'Slabsides
07-17-2010, 23:20
Because I can't stand the thought that my sidearm might have, in one of it's former lives, been a Malibu Barbie...

okie
07-18-2010, 00:22
I have not seen one of these threads in a while...

-They are "America's Firearm"
-Thin and easy to conceal
-They make a big hole in whatever you are shooting
-The manual of arms is the same for each 1911
-I shoot 1911s better than any other pistol made today
-Very easy to get back on target for faster follow up shots
-The trigger (goes back to me shooting it well)
-Most are reliable out of the box just like some other plastic pistols
-Lots of customization and aftermarket accessories are available
-They look and feel outstanding

I am sure there are other reasons as well, but that is all I can think of for now. :supergrin:This:supergrin:

Because this life is too short to carry an ugly gun :whistling:
This:supergrin:

Glolt20-91
07-18-2010, 00:29
Because they've saved my bacon.

Bob :cowboy:

Cobra64
07-18-2010, 02:13
Because this life is too short to carry an ugly gun :whistling:

:rofl: True. :)

MD357
07-18-2010, 02:30
I have not seen one of these threads in a while...

-They are "America's Firearm"
-Thin and easy to conceal
-They make a big hole in whatever you are shooting
-The manual of arms is the same for each 1911
-I shoot 1911s better than any other pistol made today
-Very easy to get back on target for faster follow up shots
-The trigger (goes back to me shooting it well)
-Most are reliable out of the box just like some other plastic pistols
-Lots of customization and aftermarket accessories are available
-They look and feel outstanding

I am sure there are other reasons as well, but that is all I can think of for now. :supergrin:

Sums it up for me. :cool:

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 07:08
Because I can't stand the thought that my sidearm might have, in one of it's former lives, been a Malibu Barbie...

:rofl:

faawrenchbndr
07-18-2010, 07:11
1911,......when you care enough to shoot the very best! :supergrin:

Ryobi
07-18-2010, 07:26
My glocks are better suited for duty use for a number of reasons. I frequently carry a 1911 simply because they look cool and feel good. Same reason I use a mug and brush when I shave.

brzusa.1911
07-18-2010, 08:07
Because I can't stand the thought that my sidearm might have, in one of it's former lives, been a Malibu Barbie...

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

SargeMO
07-18-2010, 08:17
The Colt 1911 may well be the most 'timeless' handgun design in history. While it could be argued that the Colt Single Action Army (a fine handgun in its own right) deserves that title, the fact remains that the 1911 is still much in demand for its original purpose- while the SAA is not. The fact that both these superb handguns were the product of American genius and ingenuity is something which we, as Americans, can be uniquely proud of.

The 1911 still performs its intended duties as well or better than anything offered since- a full hundred years after the machine chips from the early prototypes hit the toolroom floor. There are very few inventions of any kind that can make that claim- but John Browning's masterpiece of handgun design can. Not only is it a superb fighting handgun, but with a little work it can compete, and win, on any field of conventional handgun competition. It makes no difference whether the objective is punching two-inch X-rings at 50 yards, or slapping down steel
targets so fast that the first hasn't settled before the third one is hit. The old 1911 can do it all.

This is the same handgun that pursued Villa into Mexico, fought across the trenches and diverse battlefields of two World Wars, in the frozen wastelands of Korea and in the jungles of Vietnam. Subtle changes came early in these conflicts and the "1911 A1" soon became the envy of armies worldwide. In a fit of globalistic insanity the US military abandoned it; but the crucible of battle called this 'old soldier' out of retirement. It fights on once again in the Mideastern sands, and it excels wherever good men need a powerful, accurate and reliable sidearm to keep them alive.


http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/1911articles.html

mrslippery
07-18-2010, 08:45
http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/1911articles.html
Very nicely done, ordering my holster this week for my Ultra Carry II this week. A few more rounds through it and it will my EDC, miss the G30 but love the 1911 grip. Funny, the other day I was doing some visual comparisons between my my two Kimbers and remembered I had a green 1911 toy gun when I was a kid. That was a nice memory, getting ready for #3 very soon and #4 the plastic 1911, gotta have one, OK 2, grandson will need one as well.

brzusa.1911
07-18-2010, 08:54
Very nicely done, ordering my holster this week for my Ultra Carry II this week. A few more rounds through it and it will my EDC, miss the G30 but love the 1911 grip. Funny, the other day I was doing some visual comparisons between my my two Kimbers and remembered I had a green 1911 toy gun when I was a kid. That was a nice memory, getting ready for #3 very soon and #4 the plastic 1911, gotta have one, OK 2, grandson will need one as well.

That is funny, I gave my son a plastic orange 1911 when he was one. My son is too young still, but I want to make sure that when is a litle bigger, start having his sleep over parties that he knows what a gun is and unless dad is around he should not be around guns. It really scares me that one day he will be going to friends houses and some parents out there don't have their guns properly secured from their children.

Sorry for the offtopic...I just wanted to vent the issue...perhaps I should start a thread on it...

Oaklands
07-18-2010, 10:20
Why carry plastic when you can carry a real gun. I buy my 4 year old platic guns.

remat
07-18-2010, 13:07
Because they fit my hand better than anything else.

jamaicanj
07-18-2010, 13:29
Because I can't stand the thought that my sidearm might have, in one of it's former lives, been a Malibu Barbie...

That's funny. Thanks for the laugh

KiloBravo
07-18-2010, 13:45
Some great reasons for carrying one thus far, LOL. You guys make me laugh for sure! :rofl: :supergrin:

KalashniKEV
07-18-2010, 13:52
I think you hit on why most folks carry them in your first and last bullets... because of the look, and what it stirs in people emotionally.

They also do feel great, but that's as much grip ergos as it is grip width... single stacks are just nice.

SilverBullet_83
07-18-2010, 14:02
Thin and easy to conceal?
the kimber super ultra carry II has caught my eye here lately. I was looking at the dimensions for it and it is actually bigger than my 27

Big_Drunk
07-18-2010, 14:48
Thin and easy to conceal?
the kimber super ultra carry II has caught my eye here lately. I was looking at the dimensions for it and it is actually bigger than my 27

But is it thicker than the your G27?

The 1911 is pretty slender in comparison to other models. I think you'd have to get into G36 territory to have an even match.

JMB was an artist, too. It's hard to imagine a more economically sized pistol than the 1911 in terms of thickness and height of the slide and slide/frame combo.

glock2740
07-18-2010, 15:17
Because they dont make decent IWB holsters for Hi-Points? :dunno:






:rofl::tongueout::rofl:

COLDSTEEL165
07-18-2010, 16:03
Because John Browning designed it that way to be carried for self defence in cond 1 :tongueout:

SilverBullet_83
07-18-2010, 16:26
But is it thicker than the your G27?

The 1911 is pretty slender in comparison to other models. I think you'd have to get into G36 territory to have an even match.

JMB was an artist, too. It's hard to imagine a more economically sized pistol than the 1911 in terms of thickness and height of the slide and slide/frame combo.

looking at the numbers on both of their sites, yes it is bigger and heavier. And its the ultra carry that I am referring to

Big_Drunk
07-18-2010, 16:48
But is it thicker than the your G27?

The 1911 is pretty slender in comparison to other models. I think you'd have to get into G36 territory to have an even match.

JMB was an artist, too. It's hard to imagine a more economically sized pistol than the 1911 in terms of thickness and height of the slide and slide/frame combo.

Here are the figures I found in my recent search:

1911 slide thickness = .916"
Glock G27 slide thickness=1.18"

What did I miss?

jrs93accord
07-18-2010, 17:06
There is just something about pulling out a .45ACP 1911 and watching the guy on the other end piss in his pants. :cool:

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 17:18
There is just something about pulling out a .45ACP 1911 and watching the guy on the other end piss in his pants. :cool:

True, but the sound of a hammer cocking on a Glock is just as intimidating.

Officer's Match
07-18-2010, 17:21
Points natural and hits what I point at.

oldman101946
07-18-2010, 17:25
The best reasons for meare:

1. They work.

2. I like the way they feel.

3. I love the way they shoot.

4. I love their look.

5. They last.

6. They can be customized to the owners tastes.

Trey83
07-18-2010, 17:43
I don't yet :crying:

Spiffums
07-18-2010, 17:53
Because I only expect to face 1 or 2 armed threats at a time..................

Cerebrus
07-18-2010, 17:55
True, but the sound of a hammer cocking on a Glock is just as intimidating.

WTF? I have yet to see a hammer on a Glock...:tongueout:

Big_Drunk
07-18-2010, 17:56
Because I only expect to face 1 or 2 armed threats at a time..................


EXCELLENT!!!:supergrin:

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 18:03
WTF? I have yet to see a hammer on a Glock...:tongueout:

You need to watch more Law & Order then. Their Glocks go 'CLICK' almost every episode. :tongueout:

SilverBullet_83
07-18-2010, 18:37
Here are the figures I found in my recent search:

1911 slide thickness = .916"
Glock G27 slide thickness=1.18"

What did I miss?

not arguing, but where did that come from and for what model? For the Kimber Ultra Carry II I found:
Length (inches): 6.8
Width (inches): 1.28
Height (inches) 90 to barrel: 4.75

KiloBravo
07-18-2010, 18:55
There is just something about pulling out a .45ACP 1911 and watching the guy on the other end piss in his pants. :cool:

This is so VERY true as well. :supergrin:

Something else about them seeing that hammer back upon clearing leather and hearing the snickety snick of that thumb safety being clicked to the "Kill" position. I just love it. :cool:

remat
07-18-2010, 19:21
Here are the figures I found in my recent search:

1911 slide thickness = .916"
Glock G27 slide thickness=1.18"

What did I miss?

Rounded top and bottom of slide.
Comparing max slide width points isn't really comparable.

joecoastie
07-18-2010, 19:42
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 19:49
...because a 1911 IWB is waaaay more comfortable than carrying this.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/smith_500_10.jpg

bac1023
07-18-2010, 19:50
...because a 1911 IWB is waaaay more comfortable than carrying this.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/smith_500_10.jpg

:animlol:

GlocksterPaulie
07-18-2010, 19:55
Originally posted by glock2740.

Because they dont make decent IWB holsters for Hi-Points?

Now we know the real reason bac carries a 1911.

Paulie:supergrin:

KiloBravo
07-18-2010, 19:57
Now we know the real reason bac carries a 1911.

Paulie:supergrin:

:rofl:

BuckyP
07-18-2010, 20:06
Because that's what Magnum PI carried. :2gun:

Hokie1911
07-18-2010, 20:32
Because that's what Magnum PI carried. :2gun:

Magnum had the total package. The 1911. The Ferrari 308. The 'stache.

http://www.nrapublications.org/a1f/images/MagPI.jpg

Big_Drunk
07-18-2010, 20:48
Rounded top and bottom of slide.
Comparing max slide width points isn't really comparable.


I like it...well stated...well said. :thumbsup:

wiskeyVI
07-19-2010, 08:30
Magnum PI is a great show and plenty o reason to carry the 1911!!!!

MD357
07-19-2010, 09:32
Thin and easy to conceal?
the kimber super ultra carry II has caught my eye here lately. I was looking at the dimensions for it and it is actually bigger than my 27

My full size 1911s print less than my G26 when both are compared in a Milt Sparks VM2. YMMV.

Darkangel1846
07-19-2010, 10:36
Well I found that when you pull it out people recognize exactly what it is and what it will do. They are not so impressed with glocks.

remat
07-19-2010, 17:37
Well I found that when you pull it out people recognize exactly what it is and what it will do. They are not so impressed with glocks.

This is a strange statement.