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Old 07-30-2012, 15:48   #51
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You know, you don't HAVE to have one in your stable. Why don't you just trade it off for something you do want? There is nothing wrong with not liking the 1911 and liking the glock's. To each their own, right?
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If you want/need a .45, then get a Glock .45 since you seem to like Glocks.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:45   #52
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More personal satisfaction.
I agree. Of course with plastic you might have to slap them twice so is that twice the satisfaction
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Old 08-01-2012, 13:58   #53
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I'm just the opposite. I wouldn't give you a plugged nickel for all the glocks in the world. A gun has to have a soul and be made out of steel not plastic. Then I'm old and they didn't have plastic when I grew up drooling over guns.
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Old 08-05-2012, 19:16   #54
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The stable is the safe. Go put it in there since you dont like it and dont want to sell it. Why bother with it? Shoot something you like and that fits the needs of it's owner. There. Problem solved.
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Old 08-07-2012, 15:55   #55
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Just by changing the grips and or mainspring housing can do a lot. I used to be a 1911 person and stopped when Smith & Wesson came out with the 3rd Generation pistols and then sold all of them...well I now own a few of them again and wow did I miss them, but it does take time to get used to the thumb safety.
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Old 08-13-2012, 16:10   #56
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I got the gun back from SA. They installed the better sights. Shoots a lot better now in my hands with the bigger sights & the new grip.
I think after some trigger work I could shoot it more.
Still wouldn't carry it though. My Glock is for carry.
It's funny you guys telling me to dump it....Didn't expect that.
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Old 08-13-2012, 17:20   #57
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You are doing right with this 1911 that was the last
Pistol that i kept after selling most of my. Collection
After 1989 to 2012 with the1911 a sweet shooter
I opted for a glock gen 3 19
I still miss the 1911 i finally sold it
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Old 08-13-2012, 17:31   #58
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Looks like a much better sight picture. Congrats.
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Old 09-29-2012, 16:20   #59
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Got to test this out at 50 yards today. Much better shooting. Hitting the 6" plate at 50 yards almost every shot. Found a purpose.....this is going to be a long range gun for me.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:32   #60
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Sit around the house some weekend and watch a bunch of WWII and Vietnam movies. If the nostalgia of this war-proven pistol still doesn't excite you, then yup..... trade/sell for whatever trips your trigger.

No harm, no foul. The same 2nd Amendment covers you next choice.
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Old 10-01-2012, 00:24   #61
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I would sell it and buy another gun or maybe stock up on ammo and magazines. Not liking the 1911 doesn't make you a bad person. Get what you like and don't look back.
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Old 10-01-2012, 18:42   #62
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I'm glad to hear that you are warming up to your pistol a little more. I carry Glocks but I love 1911s, too. Get a trigger job and you'll be in business with a fun range gun.
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Old 10-01-2012, 22:35   #63
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Awesome glad you are finding your natch for it. I think it is going to grow on you more and more. They are great firearms so stick with it
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:49   #64
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Why whap em when you can shoot em?
Cool factor.

Nothing says "You're just a punk and I'm not even going to waste ammo on you!" quite like smacking them upside the head with a loaded gun.

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Old 12-08-2012, 19:24   #65
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You don't have to like it just because people say its a good gun. Get rid of it for something you do like.


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Old 12-08-2012, 19:28   #66
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I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?
Sell it to me and buy another Glock
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Old 12-08-2012, 20:02   #67
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Not all guns are for everyone. Glock's are a damn good pistol, but they sure as hell ain't for me. 1911's are for me though
Okie, I still enjoy the hell out of most of your posts.
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Old 12-08-2012, 20:04   #68
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Sell it to me and buy another Glock
I read as far as Okie's post and that was my exact thought too! I've been looking for a used GI or mil-spec.
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Old 12-08-2012, 23:25   #69
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I read as far as Okie's post and that was my exact thought too! I've been looking for a used GI or mil-spec.
I have a GI and love it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 17:43   #70
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I brought two guns to the range today!

A brand new never fired (except factory, if they do) TRP operator and a G27 Baby Glock. The Glock is my carry gun gun for the last 4 years.

I shot the Glock much better than the TRP! I will get used to the 1911 though!
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Old 12-09-2012, 20:31   #71
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Man. Not liking the 1911 is like not liking pizza. It just doesn't seem right. I have some awsome handguns, but shooting the 1911 is still the best. Its just wierd. Ive "steered" a lot of people towords the 1911, and everyone loves it. Its rare to find someone who doesn't appriciate shooting a 1911.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:00   #72
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I recently relieved myself of a Colt Commander safe queen. When I bought it (used) I had a bunch of much-needed work done to it, but even then I just never fell in love with it.

It was my second attempt at convincing myself that the 1911 was for me, so I'm 0 for 2 with the platform (first time was a Kimber TLE II).

I've never been much of a collector (of guns or anything else), so if I don't shoot them, away they go.

Not saying I'll never own another 1911 or that I don't hold them in high regard (100+ years and still going strong? something's right about it), but I've realized these things just can't be forced. If it isn't for you, then so be it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:39   #73
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The difference between a glock and a 1911 is like the difference between a Honda and a Harley.

One just gets fed and lubed once a year and used anywhere anytime, the other requires lots of maintenance, cleaning, lube and attention but is highly customizable, beautiful, and occasionally you can use it as long as conditions are perfect.

Most people have room for both but not all can. To each his own.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:19   #74
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The more you shoot it,the more you're gonna love.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:07   #75
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Because I never had one. I never had any gun. I bought my glock & trained with that, then got a 1911 cause well everyone kept saying they are great. I never shot one before.
The grips are a big help. Felt a ton better shooting. I also found out I could send the slide to Springfield & they will put on the mil spec version of the sights. $75 for that & have about a 2 week wait.
One of the best things about the 1911 is the aftermarket and amount of expertise available to help you. A base model can be a good beginner gun as long as you accept the fact you will need to customize it.
The first 1911 I owned, I took to the range and put a lot of rounds through it. I figured out what I liked least, and modified it slowly. I ended up with all of the common mods at the time, but by doing it slowly, and testing the 1911, I had a much better appreciation for what each mod did.

Accept the fact your 1911 is far from perfect as you bought it. Take your time with the mods. Everyone has an opinion of what works best. Sending your 1911 to Springfield for mods is a good start. Sights, trigger, grips, etc. can all be improved, and in the end you can make your 1911 exactly the way you want it.
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