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Old 12-10-2012, 20:03   #196
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Originally Posted by philipk View Post
I am coming late to the party, but I always get a laugh out of the 1911 arguments.

We seem to live in a day where I am right and you are wrong. Therefore, I am good and you are evil.

In the 1911 argument it is either.

A. John Browning invented the greatest sidearm of all times when he made the 1911. All future designs are inferior.

B. The 1911 is as obsolete as a Model T and you should never trust your life to one.

Good vs. Evil depending on your point of view.

In reality both statements are extremely wrong. Read a history of the U.S. Army standards that led to adopting the 1911. John Browning didn't want a grip safety but the Army did.

Today's 1911 is greatly improved from the original model. Even the Army quickly moved to the A1 in 1924.

Yet, firearm design did not stop. Today we have many great sidearms to choose.

I am trying to keep this post short.

The 1911 is not the greatest sidearm as there is no such beast.

It is one of many great sidearm you can use. It is up to you. If it works for you, great! If the Glock works for you, that is also great. There is no right or wrong answer.

My VW Jetta has a diesel. To me it is perfect. My neighbor's Jetta has a gasoline turbo. To him it is perfect.

I have both the 1911 and Glock. So I am fickle!

Freedom and choice is great.

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