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1911 as a hobby gun...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Feb 8, 2011.


  1. Quack

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    "Again I repeat myself – for a serious fighting or competition pistol, there is absolutely no need to buy a 1911. A good, functioning 1911 that will be reliable is going to cost about $1,000. That’s the price of entry. If you’re in love with the .45 ACP cartridge, for $1,000 you could get TWO M&P45 pistols and a couple of spare mags, or you could get 2 used Glock 19s, a holster, some mag carriers, and a pile of spare mags and even have money left over to take an entry level pistol class."
     
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    But what if I shoot the 1911 better then any other platform??? I know, to many details
     
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    That doesn't matter. You are overpaying for that performance apparently. :dunno:
     
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    I enjoy trying to make my {insert gun manufacturer} trigger like a 1911 :whistling:
     
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    I am kinda crazy that way.......
     
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    LOL another trying to pass opinion as fact. I agree with the 1911 not being a good option for LE issue, but it is way more useful then a "hobby gun"
     
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    Caleb is still butt hurt because he didn't win Top Shot :animlol:
     
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    Why? what is wrong with a 1911 for duty?
     
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    I would carry one if my chief would let me...
     
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    I decided to watch the grass grow than Top Shot, so I have no clue who this guy is.

    I do agree with some of what he said.

    That said, I'll actually find out how my 1911 holds up with actual use. No 2000-3000 rounds over 5 years, I'll know from actual experience, and that's what people should base their choice from.
     
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    It is different for LE that are shooters. IMO I would say the majority are not and do not take care of their weapons.

    If I carried as a duty gun, I would probably clean and inspect atleast every 2-3 days. Do you really feel the majority of LE in the country would do this?
     
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    No argument there. We had two guys screw up their sig 229s
     
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    So, if we don't run around with our guns, jumping over tables and doing summersalts we are just hobbyists? Gosh, I need to get a trampoline and some plastic so I can be a real tactical operator!
     
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    I'm curious what the dude meant by "serious fighting" to be honest. Is there another kind of fighting....say, "not-so-serious fighting" that my 1911 is appropriate for? :headscratch:
     
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    Don't forget the mall ninja outfit, you can't go without one. :mallninja:
     
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    I'm not interrupting "hobbyist" that way, but others might. The point is actual use on a range/training environment. Shooting 1000 rounds a year is a hobbyist, IMO. I see the posts where someone has "500 flawless rounds" through their pistol, only problem is those 500 rounds have been over the course of 2 years. I have seen it.

    Just like the topic of MIM vs XYZ, the more one shoots, the more things become obvious. Not picking a side, just my observation.
     
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    They are easy to spot in the gunshops or at the range.

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    This kind: :aodnsb:
     
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