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1911 vs Glock

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glockfan9, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. glockfan9

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    I was looking at the GATE section and it was asked why buy a $1000 gun such as a 1911 vs a $500 glock?
    - I have a new glock now but im leaning towards a 1911 specifically a kimber pro series. But at the end of the day part of me still says the glock is great, never jams, easy to maintain and high capacity..
    - Now at the same time the 1911s are beautiful guns, real craftsmanship, thin frame and still an amazing gun.
    - I just want to know from the 1911 guys why you went this route, and if you own glocks as well what are some of the pros and cons of each.
    ( yes i hae searched and read many articles on google but i want to hear what you guys specifically say)
     
  2. armslist

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    The balance of the 1911 when is unmatched, they fall right back on target. It was designed and developed alongside the 45 acp round, specifically to handle it. 1911s are more expensive than Glocks and since John Browning isn't alive any longer, there are dozens of manufacturers of non-guaranteed quality, but if you do your homework and get the right now, you're sure to be pleased.
     


  3. bac1023

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    I'm a 1911 guy, but also like Glocks for what they are.

    They just aren't collectable or as nearly as good shooting, as far as I'm concerned.

    I find 1911s just as reliable as Glocks also.
     
  4. If you looking at a 1911 go with a Colt, Springfield or SW before you buy a Kimber. The last few Kimbers I've seen have been plaqued with problems.

    Glocks are good guns. They work and that's what matters.

    To me and this is just me. The 1911 like the Harley Davidson, "IF I have to explain it, you won't understand it." :whistling:
     
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  5. glockfan9

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    hmmm that sux, what colts, springfields would compare to something like a pro carry?
     
  6. Quack

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    1911's are more accurate, has a better trigger and can be customized for the shooter. I used to think Glock pointed better, but I was wrong ;)
    If you want capacity, the 2011's fit the bill.
     
  7. I started off as a Glock owner, and now have moved to diversify my collection. Ultimately, the 1911's appealed to me because of their customizability and timeless design. As I've found out, the grip is more natural for me on a 1911. Before when I carried a Glock, from a draw, I can get on target pretty easily. With a short time of switching to a 1911, I was instantly able to get on target. I had tested this with my Mil-Spec when it had the stock rounded MSH, then I switch to a flat MSH, and instantly, the aim was on target. Now, if I go back to my Glock my aim is off, and the front sight ends up being just a little high on target.
     
  8. Quack

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    I knew I could change you :rofl:

    You get the new gun yet?
     
  9. :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    nope. Had it ordered that day, but cancelled. Decided I want to do the trackday next month. :supergrin:
     
  10. glockfan9

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    hey i was told not to listen to quack or Bac lol
     
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  11. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  12. Quack

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    What was it?
     
  13. Quack

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    We like to spend money.
    It doesn't matter if it's yours or ours ::animlol:
     
  14. :rofl: Around our group of local friends, Quack is our bac1023. If that makes any sense to you.
     
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  16. glockfan9

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    lol well it sounds like you guys know your stuff so thats why im here.
    -is kimber not that great? seems like there are a few haters... whats something comparable in 4"?
     
  17. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  18. Quack

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    Never had a problem with my Kimber.
    my Tactical Ultra even had the dreaded external extractor.
    I just prefer others and bac1023 got me hooked on semi-customs.
     
  19. bac1023

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    I never had an issue with any of my Kimbers either. :dunno:
     
  20. glockfan9

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