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Old 12-16-2012, 15:29   #21
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Originally Posted by Colorado4Wheel View Post
Most failures of any good gun are ammo related. I hear the 1911 can I even be made reliable if you get lucky or spend enough.

Ahh the 1911 myth continues. I have I think 6 diff 1911s, all slide lengths, steel & alloy, Springfield, Colt, S&W, none cost me more than $850. Amazingly, they all run 100% w/ good mags & decent ammo. Most 1911 problems are from guys screwing with them, like their GLock cousins, good mags & they run. Shoot the gun as designed, use good mags, it should work. The only other thing about 1911s, they like to run wetter than say a GLock. So a good gun grease & I have run mine 500rds in a single day w/ even thinking of cleaning it. Change the recoil spring mor often on the shorter slide guns, & away you go.
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