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Old 11-21-2010, 18:33   #1
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Today's custom guns 30 years from now...

So what do ya'll think all these custom guns with 10-8 sights, golfballed frontstraps, Ed Brown beavertails, undercut triggerguards, flush cut & crowned barrels, flat triggers, front cocking serrations, etc will look like 30 years from now?

Will they look as dated as the shark tooth stippling and Bo-Mar ribs?

Will all of our guns be "worthless as anything but a shooter" , or will they remain stylish?

I'm bettin' they'll be as cool as huge collars and bell-bottoms and only the "unmolested" 70 series Colts will be desired.
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Old 11-21-2010, 18:40   #2
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I'd agree. Less is more with customs. Classic lines beat embellishments in any era.
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Old 11-21-2010, 18:51   #3
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In 30 years, I will be too old to give a sheet.......
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Old 11-21-2010, 19:14   #4
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These guns will remain classic. But some of the off the wall stuff will get dated.
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Old 11-21-2010, 19:18   #5
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I like sharp checkering for grip only, and rounded hammer, shiny blueing better than matte or parker and that's it... I don't care at all for where alot of the customs have gone... Take a 1940 issued 1911 with good sharp grip checkering and a modern style hammer and that's perfect to me... The last pistol picture above Me with a swapped in set of "treaded" grips is just about right...

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Old 11-21-2010, 19:35   #6
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I'll probably be the only one that comments in this thread to go the other way. I can only speak for myself being 24, I personally do not care for the aesthetics of some of the older GI style 1911's. I respect their place in history, but I feel that the companies have found ways to enhance the guns to make them better functioning, more accurate, and in my case more appealing to look at. That said, the pictures HC posted of Roger's work is beautiful. I love the clean lines on them. However, Im sorry but I dont think upcoming generations will have the same love for them as all of you and I. A lot of people that I train always ask me questions during live fire sessions like, "Are you shooting a 1911? Dont those malfunction all the time?" or... "Why would you use a gun like that when Glocks are the best thing out there" Normally these comments come from the crowd even younger than I taking either CCW or Advanced CCW courses. Atleast my explanations eat up some time of the course LOL.
If i had to say though, I believe in the future, we will see many more double stack 1911's and more modernized designs. I dont necessarily see a problem with that however, but i guess i just like a lot of different guns in different flavors.
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Old 11-21-2010, 20:44   #7
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Old 11-21-2010, 20:46   #8
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If i had to say though, I believe in the future, we will see many more double stack 1911's and more modernized designs. I dont necessarily see a problem with that however, but i guess i just like a lot of different guns in different flavors.
I am 25 and would have to agree with you. Peopel my age and younger will bounce "traditional 1911s" out the door and onto the curb.

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Old 11-21-2010, 21:14   #9
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I am 25 and would have to agree with you. Peopel my age and younger will bounce "traditional 1911s" out the door and onto the curb.
Well, I am 39 and about the only thing I don't like on a 1911 is FCS. I also like the plain GI style 1911s as well as the full customs.
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I'd agree. Less is more with customs. Classic lines beat embellishments in any era.
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Old 11-21-2010, 21:15   #11
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Old 11-21-2010, 21:21   #12
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Will all of our guns be "worthless as anything but a shooter" , or will they remain stylish?

All my 1911s are %98 GI and shooters so they will remain as stylish as the last 99 years.
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Old 11-21-2010, 21:24   #13
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My problem with GI 1911's is not the way they look, rather more that imo are not as comfortable to shoot as the A1's
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I am 25 and would have to agree with you. Peopel my age and younger will bounce "traditional 1911s" out the door and onto the curb.
The main reason I say this is because, between reliability and capacity are the two most used gripes from people who shoot Glock, HK's, and such. Well the reliability issue is arguable because 1911's are like a race car compared to a Toyota as the Glock is concerned. More maintenance in most situations is required, but they run like hell when there maintained. But we cant argue capacity. Sure there's some guys who will say "If you cant hit em with 9 rounds of .45 then your the problem". I can see their logic, but still its really not justified. Sure I can hit basically any kind of target from reasonable distance with any of my 1911's, however, i have never been under critical stress by someone trying to kill me. All of the scenarios are debateable, but i personally dont have one problem with DS 1911's. I'd love to pick up a STI of some sort, but at their prices I either pick cheaper production guns or semi-customs. I also understand why magazines need to be tuned but at this point in time I cannot justify the added cost. I really hope that 30 years from now, things are exactly the way they are now, but kids today are not like the previous generation. Even my age group, doesnt respect history, hard work, or working hard for your money. All those things will be completely DEAD AND GONE with the generation of people that follow me. I know why I love 1911's, its because in part of my family, Both of my grandpa's served in WWII and it was their sidearm, my father spent 11 years in the Navy in the late 70's/early 80's, and it was his sidearm as well(somehow magically he still has his ) and the love and appreciation was passed down to me and I will hopefully be able to pass the appreciation to my kids. LONG LIVE THE 1911!
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Well, I am 39 and about the only thing I don't like on a 1911 is FCS
Same here Wade.

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I really hope that 30 years from now, things are exactly the way they are now, but kids today are not like the previous generation. Even my age group, doesnt respect history, hard work, or working hard for your money. All those things will be completely DEAD AND GONE with the generation of people that follow me.
I could not agreee more. I am not saying I want 1911s to change, but I think they will. When I pull out a 1911 around other guys my age thet kind of give me that old deer in the headlights look while holding thier Glock fowty.
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Same here Wade.



I could not agreee more. I am not saying I want 1911s to change, but I think they will. When I pull out a 1911 around other guys my age thet kind of give me that old deer in the headlights look while holding thier Glock fowty.
"fowty" It cracks me up in my area, when we go to gun shows, you always get the brothas coming up to us asking "where da fo fives at" 2nd question is "we gotta do papa's?" After I give them a response, they proceed to walk away
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Old 11-21-2010, 22:15   #17
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I think guns like this.

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Or guns like Bob Bob Rodgers does;
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These guns will remain classic. But some of the off the wall stuff will get dated.
Those guns will be desired classics in 3011.
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Old 11-21-2010, 23:42   #18
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I am 25 and would have to agree with you. Peopel my age and younger will bounce "traditional 1911s" out the door and onto the curb.
I have to respectfully disagree. A huge part of the attraction of the 1911 design is its excellent ergonomics. When you mess with that, you have nothing more than yet another bloated double stack pistol. Who knows how things will change, but I suspect the 1911's overall design will stay the same.
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My problem with GI 1911's is not the way they look, rather more that imo are not as comfortable to shoot as the A1's
GI are mostly A1s.

In fact, just about all today's GI replicas are A1 spec.
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Those guns will be desired classics in 3011.
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