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1911s really are outdated and noone uses them!!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by brisk21, Jan 26, 2011.


  1. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    I've had some know-it-all, supposed industry guru who rubs elbows with well-known people in agencies and gun manufactures tell me and others on a forum....the big AR one:whistling:...that the 1911 is a good pistol in theory and only someone that has an armorer taking care of the pistols with lots of maintenance makes it usable for professionals.

    My experience with 1911s is that most of the BS is false. The military may stray away from the 1911 because of budgets or specs that don't include the 1911 yet they always come back to it somehow, even if its only a section.

    BTW, I'm sure some of you know who the guy is over there....has a SN of an old west actor, has an answer for everything and has everyone bow down to him. :upeyes:
     
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  2. dtuns

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    Some special Ops guys still carry them as there side arm
     
  3. Dunno, I started in law enforcement in 1975. I carried a 1911 then and still do.
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    Don't you know you are putting your life at risk by using that 100 year old outdated design???

    :faint:

    Thanks for your service and stay safe. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    That's good news. I heard a lot of rumors that the Corps was looking at H&K.

    I'm glad they are going to stick with the 1911.
     
  6. MajorD

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    I also mentioned in another thread these 45 rumors for the USMC- yes they will be procuring some 1911's but it is in VERY small numbers for special ops use- the mainstream general issue handgun like it or not for the long forseeable furute will be the beretta
     
  7. I'm almost as old as it is!:wow:

    Thank you, you too.:wavey:
     
  8. I was in the Marine Corps when they switched over to the Beretta.
    We were able to keep our 1911's but not many had the choice.
    We were glad that we could keep them and we really didn't have a good opinion of the Beretta or the 9mm round.
    But we understood the logic behind the switch for the mainstream troops.
     
  9. MastiffMan

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    I only owned 1911's till 2 days ago picked up an HK 45 and have a new respect for plastic.
    Has more muzzle flip but nothing that bad and 25 yard 10 shot groups was not that far off most semi custom pistols I have used.
    It will not be the last HK I buy .. but I will also get 1 or 2 more 1911's before all is said and done.
     
  10. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    That's not exactly fair Mastiff lol. HK is the 1911 of Polymer. Rightfully so, they are amazing.
     
  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Lot'O 1911's show up during the National Matches.
     
  12. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    As the owner of a Mc Operator, all I can say is: :thumbsup:
    [​IMG]

    :cool:
     
  13. I have three of them. one colt one SA one Kimber. like them all. the SA is probably my favorite.
     
  14. Tell that to the SWAT teams that the 1911's are outdated.?
     
  15. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Who cares what someone said?
    If you like it, use it.
    Simple as it's.
     
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  16. doga

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    I wholly support 1911 use for the military since they have to use outdated bullets, might as well make them bigger ones.