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Sometimes I carry something lighter, more compact, but for over 20 years now I've used this 45 1911 Kimber. It's got 85,000+ rounds through it. Still shoots pretty well. Used it on SWAT, Patrol, Detectives, while I was in a gang unit, and for my own personal off-duty carry. I still carry it most days, now that I'm retired.





Are there good, modern guns available? Of course! I'm just kind of fond of the 1911's after several decades of carrying them. Life just wouldn't feel as good without having one handy.

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Sure - it's outdated and it has it's faults... No other modern pistol out there used the link..... It doesn't have multiple available ergonomic hand-fitting back straps - you either get the A-1 arched msh or you get the flat msh.. Nobody else uses multiple safeties anymore like the 1911... Etc.

But that's OK - all it's faults are well understood and the design is well trod ground. The USGI A1 pattern is great. Any problems it has are from bad or worn out parts - not the design.... And the A1 pattern 1911 will eat about any ammo you feed it... Mine will even feed whole mags full of empties without a hitch.... The irony is that while people complain about it - about 100% of 1911 "problems" are from defective or out of spec parts, not the design.....
 

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1911 pics !!

This thread needs pix!

I'm with Guy on this... Folk talk about 1911's "jamming".... I look at them...:embarassed: Malfunctions are exceeding rare...

I shoot thousand of rounds yearly in practice, hundreds in Matches....Average one (some years two) malfunctions a year... (usually operator error):tomato:

With a proper belt and good holster (maybe suspenders) one can comfortably carry a 1911 daily.

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These "experts" make my arse tired. With the exception of some of the low end clones jams with factory ammo are rare even in old worn 1911s. Jams are usually magazine problems or faulty handloads. I would say that 1911s are more forgiving of a less than perfect hand load than any of the plastic fantastics.
 

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A trained man with a 1911 is well armed indeed!! I carried a 1911 for CCW for many years. I eventually retired it and now carry a Glock 30 in .45 ACP. I would never get rid of my 1911's and would not feel disavantaged in any gunfight.

He may have a point about heavy, but from a practical point, a few ounces is not going to be noticed by most. Besides, while the Glock 30 may weigh less (empty) than a 1911, once stoked with 11 rounds, the weight factor is not as great as it once was.

On another point, your dog will NEVER chew up the frame of your 1911!!
 

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Being somewhat of a expert myself, I would say a stock plain jane 1911 govt in 45acp is the most dependable and durable auto that has been made. If this isn't so tell what is. Any time you start talking about weight in steel vs plastics in any item you are talking about a trade off. Weight for durability. Get serious, who thinks any of the plastic guns could survive as usable weapons. The US military 1911s from WW2 were used in three major wars and beyond. They took a licking and kept on ticking. Years of being packed in mud, rain and sand and still being repaired and reissued. Let the experts put that in there Glock and smoke it.
 

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Here in Missouri we can either conceal or open carry. For conceal I'll admit I carry a Glock G26. For open my Ruger SR1911 is strapped to my hip with my G26 as a back up IWB on a with a cross draw holster I had made. While some have given me a bit of stick over my 1911 but I used it to qualify for my CCW and shot the center out of the target, and with over 3000 rounds through it and not once has it failed to feed, fire, or run. Even as a "cheap" full size Government model I'd stack it up against and fantastic plastic option.
Hard to argue letting loose with a bowling ball sized projectile, and with defensive loads with a 180g HP moving at 1075fps it will hit like a train.

One thing the article fails to mention. The fact that most engagements are against 1 or 2 combatants. How many rounds do you really need? I've shot enough combat and tactical pistol to be quite comfortable. Not to also mention I've been shot at and shot while living in North Chicago back in the day when I couldn't legally carry. It's a bad feeling getting mugged/robbed and all you can be is a victim. At least now that won't happen. Nothing says "Don't mess with him" or "lets look for an easier target" it better when you have good 'ol reliable strapped to your hip in full view.
 

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Just look at it and say it is outdated. 1911's have class and soul.

The next thing you know someone will try to tell me the Constitution is outdated. :flag::flag::flag::flag:
 

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Here is Steve P. using an STI Steel Master (1911 comp gun in 9mm)........ last Saturday...

 

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I dont care what anyone says about 1911's.
I know from personal experience they are reliable and effective Manstoppers in real life.
They are and will always remain my primary choice in a handgun. At present I favor the Delta Elite in 10 mm, but 45's are a winner as well.
 
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