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fuzzy03cls
07-12-2012, 12:31
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

uzimon
07-12-2012, 12:34
certainly the trigger can be worked on.
thicker grips maybe avail.
?

Roering
07-12-2012, 12:37
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

It sounds like you just plain don't like the 1911 and that's OK. There is no unwritten law that says you have to like them.

Maybe you should sell it and use the cash for something else?

No harm done.

fnfalman
07-12-2012, 12:38
Go whap somebody across the face with it. You'd discover why an all steel pistol is better than some cheap plastic phantastic.

Lethaltxn
07-12-2012, 12:52
It sounds like you just plain don't like the 1911 and that's OK. There is no unwritten law that says you have to like them.

Maybe you should sell it and use the cash for something else?

No harm done.

^^^^This!

Chunky Mayonnaise
07-12-2012, 14:11
Go whap somebody across the face with it. You'd discover why an all steel pistol is better than some cheap plastic phantastic.

Why whap em when you can shoot em?

countrygun
07-12-2012, 14:21
Why whap em when you can shoot em?


Noise factor. whop someone upside the head with a 1911 and they drop just as fast as a shot, but the loudest sound is them hitting the floor.

fnfalman
07-12-2012, 14:34
Why whap em when you can shoot em?

More personal satisfaction.

H&K .45 AUTO
07-12-2012, 15:05
Not all platforms are for all people. I have more respect for a guy who can admit that a popular platform just isn't for him, than I do for those idiots I see running around with lights, lasers, magnifiers, red dots, forward grips, and such on weapons they don't know how to operate. (Not to say that everyone who owns a rifle like that fits the profile I'm describing, but many who own em' don't know how to run em').

I'd try to convince you to stick with the 1911 by talking up the single action trigger, the thin profile, and the abundance of ways you can personalize them. But, it seems as though you are aware of those attributes, and you still favor something else. I'd say life is too short to be stuck with a pistol you don't like. Sell it, and buy something that works better for you.

Mayhem like Me
07-12-2012, 15:30
Straight or arched MSH?
put on some VZ grips an an arched MSH and some high profile night sights..

The beauty is you can customize it a piece at a time till it is exactly how you like it.

fuzzy03cls
07-12-2012, 16:04
I'm not going to sell it. Just because it's a 1911 & I think everyone should have one in their stable. I saw hogue makes finger groove grips. Maybe I'll try those to thicken the grip & see how it feels. I'm used to finger grove guns.
I have a Beretta too if I ever need to bash someone over the head. :)

Lethaltxn
07-12-2012, 16:52
I'm not going to sell it. Just because it's a 1911 & I think everyone should have one in their stable. I saw hogue makes finger groove grips. Maybe I'll try those to thicken the grip & see how it feels. I'm used to finger grove guns.
I have a Beretta too if I ever need to bash someone over the head. :)


Look into the pachymar grips.

R0CKETMAN
07-12-2012, 16:59
Sell it and buy a TRP

glock2740
07-12-2012, 17:38
I'm not going to sell it. Just because it's a 1911 & I think everyone should have one in their stable. I saw hogue makes finger groove grips. Maybe I'll try those to thicken the grip & see how it feels. I'm used to finger grove guns.
I have a Beretta too if I ever need to bash someone over the head. :)
You will like the Hogue finger groove wrap aronds. They feel great in the hand.


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/KimberUltraII004.jpg

MoCop
07-12-2012, 18:04
Does your gun have an arched mainspring housing? If it does, look into getting a flat mainspring housing for it. That would change the grip quite a bit.

PlasticGuy
07-12-2012, 19:58
It's not hard to make a 1911 thicker by changing the grips, and a trigger job would take care of that complaint. Not much you can do about the manual safety and the single stack mag though, without buying a different gun.

I'd say you have two choices. You can trade it for a thicker 1911 that holds more rounds (STI, Para-Ord, etc.), or you can stick to plastic guns that have no soul.

redrick
07-12-2012, 20:12
I would sell it , but I wouldn't give it away. Wait and get your price, might take a while. It took me about a year to sell my TRP, but i wasn't going to take a beating on it.

jg420
07-12-2012, 20:32
VZ Grips, Night Sights and an adjustable trigger job would make it nicer IMO

mrsurfboard
07-12-2012, 21:02
I'm just the opposite. A .40 Glock is probably the last gun I would ever want to own.

samuse
07-12-2012, 21:24
You're the same as me.

I tried for a long time to force myself to like shooting 1911s.

I (like you) dislike everything that everybody else likes about 'em.

Too skinny, too heavy, safeties get on my nerves, trigger just ain't my cup 'o tea, don't hold enough ammo, generally a PITA compared to a Glock when I can run the Glock faster & better.

But they are very cool and I'll always one or two around.

tim12232
07-12-2012, 23:03
I love the 1911 platform, I own a stellar and beautiful Dan Wesson CBOB, but as much as I love that gun, I hardly shoot it anymore, and like you I just wont get rid of it. I think every man should have steel in his arsenal, but like you I carry my plasti guns and enjoy shooting them more often. Turn your 1911 in to a slow project gun, and over a couple of years just do some nice upgrades. Best wishes on your 1911 soul searching journey!

Tim151515
07-12-2012, 23:30
Not every platform(even 1911) is for ever person. I have one and love it, but that is more becuase I like the history behind, as it is a new Remington R1, and for the longest time I looked at Remington 1911s as ww1 only guns. I had wanted one since I heard they were putting them back in production. With that being said, there are guns that I prefer shooting.

okie
07-13-2012, 07:05
Not all guns are for everyone. Glock's are a damn good pistol, but they sure as hell ain't for me. 1911's are for me though:supergrin:

jerryd
07-13-2012, 07:12
Send it to me and i will give you my hi-point great pistol!!

MoCop
07-13-2012, 08:22
You know, you don't HAVE to have one in your stable. Why don't you just trade it off for something you do want? There is nothing wrong with not liking the 1911 and liking the glock's. To each their own, right?

okie
07-13-2012, 08:42
You know, you don't HAVE to have one in your stable. Why don't you just trade it off for something you do want? There is nothing wrong with not liking the 1911 and liking the glock's. To each their own, right?

You are right as rain my friend:supergrin:

BuckyP
07-13-2012, 09:23
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

As someone who really likes 1911s, the GI style 1911 isn't for me. I don't find it that comfortable, with a standard grip safety, thumb safety, and meat under the trigger guard. This is why so many models are enhanced. :dunno:

Veedubklown
07-13-2012, 16:26
It sounds like you just plain don't like the 1911 and that's OK. There is no unwritten law that says you have to like them.

Maybe you should sell it and use the cash for something else?

No harm done.

+1. Most the alure to the 1911, and reasons it's still so popular, isn't because all our friends have em.

They're supposed to be thin, and feel great IWB. One of the best aspects that draws us all, is that SAO trigger, and I like a thumb safety on my SA guns.

Maybe a trigger job will give you more satisfaction. There's a reason a 100 year old gun is still the benchmark for pistol trigger feel.

To each their own.

deadite
07-13-2012, 18:50
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

You are obviously retarded or you have grossly deformed hands..........kidding.

Sell it and get something you like better. ;)



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ca survivor
07-14-2012, 08:12
Go whap somebody across the face with it. You'd discover why an all steel pistol is better than some cheap plastic phantastic.
:rofl:

ca survivor
07-14-2012, 08:19
Send it to me and i will give you my hi-point great pistol!!
:rofl:

fuzzy03cls
07-14-2012, 19:59
I ordered the wrap around grips.
What can I do with the sights? It has the low low low profile combat sights on it. I didn't see a way to remove them.

Veedubklown
07-14-2012, 20:10
I ordered the wrap around grips.
What can I do with the sights? It has the low low low profile combat sights on it. I didn't see a way to remove them.

Depends on how your front sight is on. If it's molded to the slide, you'll need to have it ground down and a dove-tail installed. Your rear is probably dove-tailed in. If your front is staked in, you can stake in a new sight (takes a tool), or have the staked hole cut into a dove-tail as well, then you can have your sights changed to whatever dovetail you have put in. It's expensive, and you'll probably need your slide refinished, which is also expensive. I just filled in my dots with white paint, and they work for me.

dakrat
07-14-2012, 21:25
I ordered the wrap around grips.
What can I do with the sights? It has the low low low profile combat sights on it. I didn't see a way to remove them.

the front sight is staked-on to the slide. you will need a stake tool or have a gunsmith do it. as for the rear sight, aftermarket sights for a GI cut is limited. unless you have it milled to a more traditional novak cut.

Baba Louie
07-15-2012, 04:08
A pretty scarce model on the market nowadays. Probably worth a little more moola than your purchase price to the right buyer if you look at the asking prices on various auction sites.

Heavy, thin, old fashioned technology designed for the Cavalry horse soldier isn't for everyone, granted. There's sure to be someone out there who is lusting after one and can't find one for sell.

You'll make them and yourself happy by unloading it. A win win situation... until seller's remorse sets in. :whistling:

But you can always use that money for something else. Stimulate the economy and all that.

257 roberts
07-15-2012, 05:14
if you want a 1911 you can do what has been suggested plus trade and get a double stack 1911 (Para,STI etc) everything would be solved but the manuel safety

fuzzy03cls
07-20-2012, 07:41
Ok, the finger grips are on. It feels a ton better in my hand. Range trip tomorrow.
From the looks of the rear sight it looks like it's pressed in like glock sights are. Can you guys tell? The front I'm not sure, When I clean it tomorrow I'll look to see if it's staked or molded.
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/fuzzytheman/FS/1911Grip.jpg

CharlestonG26
07-20-2012, 07:59
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

The 1911 is like a lot of things in life...you either appreciate it or you don't.

FWIW...your Springfield GI (while a good value) probably doesn't have a great trigger...and the trigger is the soul of a good 1911.

Bob Hafler
07-20-2012, 08:00
It sounds like you just plain don't like the 1911 and that's OK. There is no unwritten law that says you have to like them.

Maybe you should sell it and use the cash for something else?

No harm done.

Agree ^ If it's not for you it's not for you. Sell it and buy another glock if that's what you like.

Veedubklown
07-20-2012, 13:42
Ok, the finger grips are on. It feels a ton better in my hand. Range trip tomorrow.
From the looks of the rear sight it looks like it's pressed in like glock sights are. Can you guys tell? The front I'm not sure, When I clean it tomorrow I'll look to see if it's staked or molded.
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/fuzzytheman/FS/1911Grip.jpg

Yeah, it's dove-tailed in. A staked front sight is going to have a head of a rivet under the sight, inside the slide. You just rip them off with pliers, but to put them back on takes a special tool, and a new sight, obviously.

jb1911
07-20-2012, 17:13
If you don't like your 1911 I'm afraid you are beyond help. If you don't like the trigger, I don't even know what to say about that. The 1911 has the greatest trigger on earth by far. Sell it and buy another Glock.

RYT 2BER
07-20-2012, 20:18
You're the same as me.

I tried for a long time to force myself to like shooting 1911s.

I (like you) dislike everything that everybody else likes about 'em.

Too skinny, too heavy, safeties get on my nerves, trigger just ain't my cup 'o tea, don't hold enough ammo, generally a PITA compared to a Glock when I can run the Glock faster & better.

But they are very cool and I'll always one or two around.


Ditto!!

But I do however like steel guns.... Jerichos, CZs and the like, just flat out rock!

Batesmotel
07-20-2012, 23:55
Why whap em when you can shoot em?

Because it is just so satisfying.

SauerChoi
07-22-2012, 00:04
I don't get why the OP bought one in the first place. It's not like the gun lost weight over the years and got skinnier. Did you actually liked the thinness when you bought it and slowly grew out of it?

As already mentioned, don't spend any more money on grips if you don't like it and just get another pistol that fits you better. trade it in for a 21SF maybe?

fallenangelhim
07-22-2012, 09:35
trade it off for something you do like. i do that all the time.

ss30378
07-26-2012, 10:07
Put some fatter grips on it and set it up for 45 super or 460 rowland. I have a 1911 longslide set up for the supers and a 17l. Both are their own entity. Love how light the glock is and love the feel of the 1911. Both breath fire with handloads. Best part about the 1911s is you can completely custom it to your own personality. Maybe if you had raw power you'd enjoy it more? I know I do!

sheepman
07-30-2012, 08:15
No shame in not liking a 1911, no handgun is a one size firs all.

Hokie1911
07-30-2012, 08:25
Sounds like you got a lemon. I will do you a favor and take that POS off your hands for $50. You can thank me later.

fuzzy03cls
07-30-2012, 12:39
I don't get why the OP bought one in the first place.
Because I never had one. I never had any gun. I bought my glock & trained with that, then got a 1911 cause well everyone kept saying they are great. I never shot one before.
The grips are a big help. Felt a ton better shooting. I also found out I could send the slide to Springfield & they will put on the mil spec version of the sights. $75 for that & have about a 2 week wait.

mrsurfboard
07-30-2012, 13:21
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

This says it all.

wjv
07-30-2012, 15:48
You know, you don't HAVE to have one in your stable. Why don't you just trade it off for something you do want? There is nothing wrong with not liking the 1911 and liking the glock's. To each their own, right?

Agreed!

If you want/need a .45, then get a Glock .45 since you seem to like Glocks.

capnjim01
07-31-2012, 09:45
More personal satisfaction.

I agree. Of course with plastic you might have to slap them twice so is that twice the satisfaction:whistling:

limbkiller
08-01-2012, 13:58
I'm just the opposite. I wouldn't give you a plugged nickel for all the glocks in the world. A gun has to have a soul and be made out of steel not plastic. Then I'm old and they didn't have plastic when I grew up drooling over guns.

zx9rt1
08-05-2012, 19:16
The stable is the safe. Go put it in there since you dont like it and dont want to sell it. Why bother with it? Shoot something you like and that fits the needs of it's owner. There. Problem solved.

kilroy2721
08-07-2012, 15:55
Just by changing the grips and or mainspring housing can do a lot. I used to be a 1911 person and stopped when Smith & Wesson came out with the 3rd Generation pistols and then sold all of them...well I now own a few of them again and wow did I miss them, but it does take time to get used to the thumb safety.

fuzzy03cls
08-13-2012, 16:10
I got the gun back from SA. They installed the better sights. Shoots a lot better now in my hands with the bigger sights & the new grip.
I think after some trigger work I could shoot it more.
Still wouldn't carry it though. My Glock is for carry.
It's funny you guys telling me to dump it....Didn't expect that.
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/fuzzytheman/Guns/100_0486.jpg

Gen3 fan
08-13-2012, 17:20
You are doing right with this 1911 that was the last
Pistol that i kept after selling most of my. Collection
After 1989 to 2012 with the1911 a sweet shooter
I opted for a glock gen 3 19
I still miss the 1911 i finally sold it

ColdBlooded
08-13-2012, 17:31
Looks like a much better sight picture. Congrats.

fuzzy03cls
09-29-2012, 16:20
Got to test this out at 50 yards today. Much better shooting. Hitting the 6" plate at 50 yards almost every shot. Found a purpose.....this is going to be a long range gun for me.

G19Paul
09-30-2012, 06:32
Sit around the house some weekend and watch a bunch of WWII and Vietnam movies. If the nostalgia of this war-proven pistol still doesn't excite you, then yup..... trade/sell for whatever trips your trigger.

No harm, no foul. The same 2nd Amendment covers you next choice.

Jack23
10-01-2012, 00:24
I would sell it and buy another gun or maybe stock up on ammo and magazines. Not liking the 1911 doesn't make you a bad person. Get what you like and don't look back.

bwvan
10-01-2012, 18:42
I'm glad to hear that you are warming up to your pistol a little more. I carry Glocks but I love 1911s, too. Get a trigger job and you'll be in business with a fun range gun.

jg420
10-01-2012, 22:35
Awesome glad you are finding your natch for it. I think it is going to grow on you more and more. They are great firearms so stick with it

tsmo1066
10-02-2012, 12:49
Why whap em when you can shoot em?

Cool factor.

Nothing says "You're just a punk and I'm not even going to waste ammo on you!" quite like smacking them upside the head with a loaded gun.

:cool:

fallenangelhim
12-08-2012, 20:24
You don't have to like it just because people say its a good gun. Get rid of it for something you do like.


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faawrenchbndr
12-08-2012, 20:28
I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?

Sell it to me and buy another Glock

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 21:02
Not all guns are for everyone. Glock's are a damn good pistol, but they sure as hell ain't for me. 1911's are for me though:supergrin:

:hugs::hugs::hugs: Okie, I still enjoy the hell out of most of your posts.

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 21:04
Sell it to me and buy another Glock

I read as far as Okie's post and that was my exact thought too! I've been looking for a used GI or mil-spec.:rofl:

bac1023
12-09-2012, 00:25
I read as far as Okie's post and that was my exact thought too! I've been looking for a used GI or mil-spec.:rofl:

I have a GI and love it. :)

happy seal
12-09-2012, 18:43
I brought two guns to the range today!

A brand new never fired (except factory, if they do) TRP operator and a G27 Baby Glock. The Glock is my carry gun gun for the last 4 years.

I shot the Glock much better than the TRP! I will get used to the 1911 though!

brisk21
12-09-2012, 21:31
Man. Not liking the 1911 is like not liking pizza. It just doesn't seem right. I have some awsome handguns, but shooting the 1911 is still the best. Its just wierd. Ive "steered" a lot of people towords the 1911, and everyone loves it. Its rare to find someone who doesn't appriciate shooting a 1911.

Henry's Dad
12-14-2012, 04:00
I recently relieved myself of a Colt Commander safe queen. When I bought it (used) I had a bunch of much-needed work done to it, but even then I just never fell in love with it.

It was my second attempt at convincing myself that the 1911 was for me, so I'm 0 for 2 with the platform (first time was a Kimber TLE II).

I've never been much of a collector (of guns or anything else), so if I don't shoot them, away they go.

Not saying I'll never own another 1911 or that I don't hold them in high regard (100+ years and still going strong? something's right about it), but I've realized these things just can't be forced. If it isn't for you, then so be it.

Rustrtal
12-14-2012, 04:39
The difference between a glock and a 1911 is like the difference between a Honda and a Harley.

One just gets fed and lubed once a year and used anywhere anytime, the other requires lots of maintenance, cleaning, lube and attention but is highly customizable, beautiful, and occasionally you can use it as long as conditions are perfect.

Most people have room for both but not all can. To each his own.

3rdgen40
12-14-2012, 06:19
The more you shoot it,the more you're gonna love.

SpringerTGO
12-14-2012, 11:07
Because I never had one. I never had any gun. I bought my glock & trained with that, then got a 1911 cause well everyone kept saying they are great. I never shot one before.
The grips are a big help. Felt a ton better shooting. I also found out I could send the slide to Springfield & they will put on the mil spec version of the sights. $75 for that & have about a 2 week wait.

One of the best things about the 1911 is the aftermarket and amount of expertise available to help you. A base model can be a good beginner gun as long as you accept the fact you will need to customize it.
The first 1911 I owned, I took to the range and put a lot of rounds through it. I figured out what I liked least, and modified it slowly. I ended up with all of the common mods at the time, but by doing it slowly, and testing the 1911, I had a much better appreciation for what each mod did.

Accept the fact your 1911 is far from perfect as you bought it. Take your time with the mods. Everyone has an opinion of what works best. Sending your 1911 to Springfield for mods is a good start. Sights, trigger, grips, etc. can all be improved, and in the end you can make your 1911 exactly the way you want it.

ilgunguygt
12-14-2012, 12:30
The difference between a glock and a 1911 is like the difference between a Honda and a Harley.

One just gets fed and lubed once a year and used anywhere anytime, the other requires lots of maintenance, cleaning, lube and attention but is highly customizable, beautiful, and occasionally you can use it as long as conditions are perfect.

Most people have room for both but not all can. To each his own.
Thats the most BS I have seen in a single post in a while.:faint:

willieH
12-15-2012, 06:20
It seems that fuzzy03cls collection would be incomplete without the fabled 1911 and he is grudgingly going to keep it, despite disenchantment with it's unique characteristics. To help with this dilemma he asks a bunch of gun nuts, including myself, to sort out the issue. Good luck with that.:wow:

I like reading a post like this that reveals the varied nature of gun owners and their preferences. The emotional attachments are often as important as the physical qualities of the firearm.

Nakanokalronin
12-15-2012, 07:15
The 1911 is easily customized to your liking, but you have to know what you're doing to fit some parts. Much of the 1911 is not drop in, but you'll find some can be like grips, some mainspring housings, etc. I like the G.I. look but I get hammer bite with every type out there so it's a beavertail only for me. IMO, they also feel better during recoil with the wider tail and allow a higher hold. I would look into that next.

I also like an extended thumb safety simply because I ride it with my thumb using a thumbs forward grip. This allows the highest hold possible and is a way to easily get used to flicking off the safety.

Baba Louie
12-15-2012, 07:57
fuzzy, I know you wrote this back in September Got to test this out at 50 yards today. Much better shooting. Hitting the 6" plate at 50 yards almost every shot. Found a purpose.....this is going to be a long range gun for me.Wonder if you've ever stretched it out to a 100yds yet? Hitting steel at that distance is fun once you learn your holdover. BANG (pause) Bing.

Also glad you didn't get rid of your 45 auto. I do find it interesting that those who begin their shooting with Glocks (or any other platform), do at least tend to try out the old JMB design and yes, they might have reason to grumble.

Conversely, older shoooters who began shooting with a 1911 or wheelgun and bought one of Gastons designs also have to deal with trigger feel/release, looks, etc, which of course can and have lead to a few grumbles every now and then. :supergrin:

Glad you're on target at 50yds with that bad boy. Easy to fall in love with the design once you get used to it and it works as it should. The trigger action alone, short, smooth, straight back, snick... makes it worthwhile to me.

Ferdinandd
12-16-2012, 22:12
bought my first Glock in 1993 for USPSA competition - a G21. I shot it well and it performed admirably. I saw all the race guns around me and felt compelled to buy a Colt 1911 to build into a competition gun. $1000+ later, I was shooting it no better than my G21 and sold it to fund another project. Went Glock only since 2004.

Enter my Sig Sauer 1911 that arrived at the LGS last week. Cleaned it Friday night and shot it yesterday and today.

Having a well made and well tuned 1911 makes a difference. That Sig delivers about the same recoil as my G17 or less, and it's twice as accurate. Already planning the purchase of my next 1911...