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sawgrass
12-08-2012, 23:05
if 1911's are your first love or your true love?

They weren't my first, but certainly my true.

Do you find that you don't want to even talk about your 'other' guns to non 1911 people because they don't quite get you?

I find this happening to me more more and more.

glock2740
12-08-2012, 23:07
As much as I love my 1911's, I'm a big Glock fan, as well as XD/XDm, M&P and the old tried and true revolver. And that's just handguns...:cool: Huge long gun lover as well.

bac1023
12-08-2012, 23:13
Some good questions for sure, SG.

I've always liked 1911s, but they didn't become my favorite platform until probably about 10 years ago.

That said, I do very much enjoy talking about other guns. My goal lately has been to get the rest of my collection to the same level of quality and diversity as my 1911 collection. I'm making great progress, but I'm not there yet...

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 23:13
As much as I love my 1911's, I'm a big Glock fan, as well as XD/XDm, M&P and the old tried and true revolver. And that's just handguns...:cool: Huge long gun lover as well.

:faint::faint::faint:

Do you need for me to store a few for you?
What kind of long guns do you like?
Have you per chance been to the CMP?

bac1023
12-08-2012, 23:19
As much as I love my 1911's, I'm a big Glock fan, as well as XD/XDm, M&P and the old tried and true revolver. And that's just handguns...:cool: Huge long gun lover as well.

I'm actually considering buying another Glock soon. If I do, it will be my first Glock purchase in over 6 years.

Right now, I only have a G19 and G33. I've wanted a G34 for a long time until the Gen 4 models were proven so problematic. It does seem like Glock is getting back on track though. :dunno:

bac1023
12-08-2012, 23:19
:faint::faint::faint:

Do you need for me to store a few for you?
What kind of long guns do you like?
Have you per chance been to the CMP?

Yeah, Joe has quite a collection. :)

Jim S.
12-09-2012, 07:28
My first gun was a Colt 1911.
I loved everything about it.
No other gun can ever take the place of the ol 1911 for me.

It is an engineering masterpiece.
Feels great.
Shoots great.
Looks great.

All of my other guns are just guns.

My 1911's are the guns I love.

Now that you've brought this to my attention...
Is it wierd to "love" a gun?

okie
12-09-2012, 07:48
I only want to talk 1911's:supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 08:00
My first handgun was a 1st Gen G17
It was stolen while I was stationed in Montana in 1993
Was replaced with a 2nd Gen G19.......had it for many years.

My first handgun that I truly loved was a Beretta 92fs Inox
still have it. I have never had a malfunction of any kind with it, ever.
No brass to the face, no mag issues, no light primer strikes, nothing.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/0421a9d8.jpg

20South
12-09-2012, 08:08
My first non .22 handgun was my Glock 20 and I still love that gun. It doesnt get shot a lot nowadays, but its in no danger of going anywhere. I guess I bought it back in the mid 90's. I love my 1911's, but I also love my rifles. Ive just about got my collection to the place where I want it.

glock2740
12-09-2012, 08:10
:faint::faint::faint:

Do you need for me to store a few for you?
What kind of long guns do you like?
Have you per chance been to the CMP?
It is about time to add another safe. :rofl:
I like rifles and shotguns. All kinds. Never been much into anything that requires a class 3, or old militray surplus stuff, but pretty much everything else. :cool: What's the CMP?:dunno:

glock2740
12-09-2012, 08:11
My first handgun was a 1st Gen G17
It was stolen while I was stationed in Montana in 1993
Was replaced with a 2nd Gen G19.......had it for many years.

My first handgun that I truly loved was a Beretta 92fs Inox
still have it. I have never had a malfunction of any kind with it, ever.
No brass to the face, no mag issues, no light primer strikes, nothing.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/0421a9d8.jpg
I need to get a Beretta some day and when I do, that's exactly the one it's gonna be. :cool:

Golddog
12-09-2012, 08:12
I presume that you haven't shot a CZ 75B.

glock2740
12-09-2012, 08:13
My first non .22 handgun was my Glock 20 and I still love that gun. It doesnt get shot a lot nowadays, but its in no danger of going anywhere. I guess I bought it back in the mid 90's. I love my 1911's, but I also love my rifles. Ive just about got my collection to the place where I want it.

Minus one sweet ass Weatherby .257 Wby. :cool:

glock2740
12-09-2012, 08:14
I presume that you haven't shot a CZ 75B.
That one is on my short list too. :cool:

sawgrass
12-09-2012, 08:15
My first gun was a Colt 1911.
I loved everything about it.
No other gun can ever take the place of the ol 1911 for me.

It is an engineering masterpiece.
Feels great.
Shoots great.
Looks great.

All of my other guns are just guns.

My 1911's are the guns I love.

Now that you've brought this to my attention...
Is it wierd to "love" a gun?

No, not to me...:rofl:Guns are great company.
Do you have a pic of your Colt?

38 Super Fan
12-09-2012, 08:45
I've always prefered 1911s, my collection outside of 1911s is pretty small. I do like my Colt Pythons though. :cool:

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 09:01
I need to get a Beretta some day and when I do, that's exactly the one it's gonna be. :cool:

You're welcome to it any time ya want, should be within a day's
drive.
I have a few long guns as well........:supergrin:

jakebrake
12-09-2012, 09:09
i grew us shooting a govt model that belonged to my father. my first pistol was a k38 masterpiece. it just didn't make it for me, so i went with a 1911. then a beretta, then a this then a that.

of course i own a 1911. and a pair of m&ps. the 1911 will always work. period. she's like the timex of firearms.

sawgrass
12-09-2012, 09:45
The first pistol that I bought nearly 30 years ago was the
SW 36 in this pic. The 686 would be hard to part with, but I don't consider myself a revolver person at all. The 63 is more of a toy.

alwaysshootin
12-09-2012, 09:52
I'm fascinated with all firearms, but will admit the 1911 is at the top of the list. Heck I am even smitten with black powder firearms. I have room for all in my collection!:cool:

sawgrass
12-09-2012, 09:59
Actually the cardinals in this pic taken a few minutes ago, all chipped in bought me the SW 63.:whistling:

bac1023
12-09-2012, 10:19
That one is on my short list too. :cool:

You defintely need a CZ, Joe.

...maybe a CZ TS. The trigger is amazing.

bac1023
12-09-2012, 10:20
The first pistol that I bought nearly 30 years ago was the
SW 36 in this pic. The 686 would be hard to part with, but I don't consider myself a revolver person at all. The 63 is more of a toy.

Very nice

I've got a 686-1 in the same configuration. Its a great 357. :)

Glockgeezer
12-09-2012, 10:27
I am a big 1911 fan but for proven reliability and to protect my life, I carry a Glock!

bac1023
12-09-2012, 10:45
I am a big 1911 fan but for proven reliability and to protect my life, I carry a Glock!

Yeah, Glock has been doing great lately. :whistling:

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 10:49
Consider it training,..........brass in the face makes you a true
Taciticool Operator!

bac1023
12-09-2012, 11:07
Consider it training,..........brass in the face makes you a true
Taciticool Operator!

:rofl:

ca survivor
12-09-2012, 12:49
I grew up with 1911s. BHPs, S&W (2nd generation) not as good as the 3er gen. and if found a CZ, there a special place in my heart for the 1911

MD357
12-09-2012, 13:14
I am a big 1911 fan but for proven reliability and to protect my life, I carry a Glock!

Great point about reliability considering how many wars, conflicts, etc the 1911 has made it through.

Glocks definitely will go BOOOOOM! on ya though.

bac1023
12-09-2012, 13:50
I grew up with 1911s. BHPs, S&W (2nd generation) not as good as the 3er gen. and if found a CZ, there a special place in my heart for the 1911

All great pistols mentioned...

SigFTW
12-09-2012, 14:09
My first new pistol was the Sig P229 40cal in the early 90s that is why I love Sig so much. After buying my first 1911 several years ago I really love the 1911 platform. However, I still talk about all types CZ, Sigs, 1911, IWI, Rugers, Sigs, ARs and oh yeah and Sigs:tongueout:

I like every gun I own and love to shoot them all, it's just hard for me to pick one. After this year I may be moving into more of a collector than a casual buyer.:shocked:

gunsmoke92
12-09-2012, 20:33
I like all firearms in general, but anything made of steel and fine wood is at the top of my list. I love my revolvers, all S&Ws, a model 49, 28-2 4", and a 5" 27-2, but I have always had a semi auto in the mix. I've had numerous Glocks, but as much as I try to love them, something about them just doesn't click. Hence, I continue my migration toward metal. I currently have a RIA 1911A1 in the stable. Nothing fancy, but it's not quirky, not ammo finicky, has a very good trigger, goes bang every time I pull the trigger, and dumps the brass in a nice 3' circle at 4 o'clock, in other words, it just works. 1911s and 230 gr ball has been dumping BGs on their butts for over 100 years. How can you not love something like that?

bac1023
12-09-2012, 20:54
I like all firearms in general, but anything made of steel and fine wood is at the top of my list. I love my revolvers, all S&Ws, a model 49, 28-2 4", and a 5" 27-2, but I have always had a semi auto in the mix. I've had numerous Glocks, but as much as I try to love them, something about them just doesn't click. Hence, I continue my migration toward metal. I currently have a RIA 1911A1 in the stable. Nothing fancy, but it's not quirky, not ammo finicky, has a very good trigger, goes bang every time I pull the trigger, and dumps the brass in a nice 3' circle at 4 o'clock, in other words, it just works. 1911s and 230 gr ball has been dumping BGs on their butts for over 100 years. How can you not love something like that?

Well said

20South
12-09-2012, 21:22
Great point about reliability considering how many wars, conflicts, etc the 1911 has made it through...

Beat me to it.

fnfalman
12-10-2012, 10:15
My first love was a P220 American.

My true love is the Colt Python.

sidneyFW
12-10-2012, 16:57
I love 1911's owned a kimber, but the next one will be a colt:cool::cool:

SpringerTGO
12-10-2012, 17:03
I don't know that I love my 1911's. I might have loved the one (I should never have sold) that James Hogue customized for me in the '80's, but I think a LOT of them are over priced and over rated.
Kind of like the Sig P220. I had 2 of the original Browning BDA's (the ones browning imported) and neither was 100% reliable. Nice, but when I hear all the people talking about German P220's, I'm not impressed.
Then there's the P210. Accurate, reliable, but totally dated.

As much as I hate to say it, my go to handgun is my G26. Totally reliable, accurate, good capacity, and I don't have to worry about how I treat it.

MajorD
12-11-2012, 08:45
I am making myself sound old but when I started shooting with only a few exceptions revolvers and 1911's ( gi surplus or colt were the only options back then) were your only choices.
I have guns for every purpose and while I have been with 1911's 30+ years, seem to shoot revolvers better.
And can even admit when it is a fair comparison ( rack grade 1911 to stock glock/sig/beretta/hk) I tend to shoot the 1911 not as well as the others. But give me a match grade 1911 is a different story. I now shoot various types of matches which require stock glocks, revolvers, 1911's. so shoot what fits the situation best. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the 1911, due to its historical Icon status. But can admit that for some uses there are better choices

Rick O'Shay
12-12-2012, 05:46
Here's the lineup:
2 Glocks
4 M&Ps
10 1911s.

I had Glocks (8 or so) first. Then got into 1911s and loved every one of them. Then came M&Ps, and as far as ergonomics, reliability, ruggedness, and accuracy, give me M&P any day. BUT, the 1911 has STYLE!! Some of mine are finicky, with their own special needs in mags, ammo, etc., but the M&Ps will eat anything, and use any mag I want.
Glock is a Glock is a Glock. Home defense gun 'cause it's a "point-n-shoot".

1911Tuner
12-12-2012, 05:55
Nope. I like the 1911 and I've been involved with the 1911 platform since 1963...and wrenched on'em since 1965...but revolvers are my first love and always will be.

faawrenchbndr
12-12-2012, 06:36
Dang,.....not to make ya feel old, but you've been wrenching
on 1911s longer than I've been on the planet. :cool:


Seriously,......I've read a large number of your posts, learned a
great deal. I thank you Sir

bac1023
12-12-2012, 08:10
My first love was a P220 American.

My true love is the Colt Python.

The Python has always been my favorite revolver and I don't ever see that changing. :cool:

sawgrass
12-12-2012, 08:18
Nope. I like the 1911 and I've been involved with the 1911 platform since 1963...and wrenched on'em since 1965...but revolvers are my first love and always will be.

Anything in particular?

Bac, how about a pic or two? I haven't seen your Python pics in a long long time. I still want 'one', but haven't found it yet.

Fordtough25
12-12-2012, 09:20
My first pistol was a 1911, still my favorite semi auto. My Python is # 1 though as well, what a beauty!! :cool:

RJ's Guns
12-12-2012, 13:47
[QUOTE=glock2740;19715973]It is about time to add another safe. :rofl:
,QUOTE]

I have a few of the Sportsman Steel fire vaults. I think that they are a pretty good deal for the money

http://www.sportsmansteelsafes.com/

RJ

bac1023
12-12-2012, 13:52
Anything in particular?

Bac, how about a pic or two? I haven't seen your Python pics in a long long time. I still want 'one', but haven't found it yet.


Sure thing. You definitely need a Python or two. :cool:

Prices are going to keep going up.

Here are a few of mine...


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/021-3.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/022.jpg





http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/035.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/037-1.jpg

bac1023
12-12-2012, 13:53
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/024.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/027-2.jpg






http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/009-1.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/010-2.jpg

Berto
12-12-2012, 13:57
I'm mostly a revolver guy, but the 1911 is somewhat special in that it offers the kind of accuracy and trigger I'm used to with my revolvers. I can shoot no other gun faster and with the same kind of accuracy either.
That takes nothing away from my other pistols like the 3rd gen S&W or Glock, but there's a reason the 1911 sticks around with the best shooters.

sawgrass
12-12-2012, 20:24
Those Pythons are beautiful.
I would like to have a blued 4".

Ruggles
12-12-2012, 20:30
My 3 favs, in order:

1. 1911
2. BHP
3. S&W K Frames

1911s became the fav about 7-8 years ago I guess.

countrygun
12-12-2012, 20:40
I bought my first Colt Series 70 in the winter of '76-'77 (with Dad signing the papers) Since I learned how to build and rebuild and customize them out of necessity, I am very comfortable with the design and many of the variants. I understand that some are more comfortable with simple few moving parts-type guns, but I don't see a need to abandon what I know.

I got a pretty good education on S&W revolvers via a gunsmith in our neighborhood so I feel that way about them as well.

Of course that didn't stop me from buying a Python, and I actually have two polymer .45 acp pistols as well.

bac1023
12-12-2012, 20:41
Those Pythons are beautiful.
I would like to have a blued 4".

That's my favorite configuration, SG.

They generally sell for at least amount, as they are the most common. You certainly need one for your nice collection. :cool:

sawgrass
12-12-2012, 20:51
My 3 favs, in order:

1. 1911
2. BHP
3. S&W K Frames

1911s became the fav about 7-8 years ago I guess.

BHP's feel just as good in the hand as a 1911 to me.

Ruggles
12-12-2012, 20:57
BHP's feel just as good in the hand as a 1911 to me.

I agree, with slim grips it is divine. I don't care for the standard walnut grips. My girlish hands are too small. :rofl:

sawgrass
12-12-2012, 21:01
I agree, with slim grips it is divine. I don't care for the standard walnut grips. My girlish hands are too small. :rofl:

I haven't tried any slim grips. Maybe I should order a pair.

Ruggles
12-12-2012, 21:07
I haven't tried any slim grips. Maybe I should order a pair.

I had some Spegel grips:

http://www.craigspegel.com/

Just the perfect feel on a BHP IMO.

I sold mine to go all 1911 (I have this thing about keeping my main handguns and long guns the same manual of arms) so I am all ARs & 1911 right now.

Truth be told the BHP is as close to a 1911 manual of arms as you can get so might get one again someday.

My first CHL back in 94 was with a BHP that I carried for years:)

bac1023
12-12-2012, 21:25
I agree, with slim grips it is divine. I don't care for the standard walnut grips. My girlish hands are too small. :rofl:

It is a bit wide with the standard grips, but I love the way they look. :cool:

Ruggles
12-12-2012, 21:29
It is a bit wide with the standard grips, but I love the way they look. :cool:

No doubt, those standard walnut grips look "right" on a BHP.