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A Glock that reminds me of a 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by dakota1911, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. In the BG (Before Glock) days of the 1970s I bought a Colt Gov. to carry. Later, about 1984 I bought a backup gun in the form of a little Detonics. Just like Glocks, you could use the bigger guns mags in it like full length 1911 Gov mags.

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    Flash forward many years and I was shooting my first Glock 36 and thought to myself that it felt like a lot like the Detonics when I shot it.

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    Flash forward again and I was out shooting last weekend. I usually take 3 to five guns from my shooty collection plus my current carry out to shoot and this time took the Detonics. A shooting buddy who is heavy into the Glock world saw it and wanted to shoot it and I said sure. Having never shot a Detonics his comment is it reminded him of shooting a Glock 36. Yes the next step is to take them out and shoot them next to each other in the future.
     
  2. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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    Right behind you...
    The detonics must be very different from a normal 1911, or the glock 36 must be very different from other glocks for that to be true for me:dunno:
     

  3. Fedor

    Fedor

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    A Glock that reminds you of a 1911 ?? That is Blasphemy !!
     
  4. dreis454

    dreis454

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    One that weighs about HALF,needs hardly any maintenance.:tongueout:
     
  5. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

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    i really really like my G36.

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    trigger (even with a lighter connector) still way off a single stage trigger to me tho...
     
  6. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    I love my G36, but it's no way anything like a my 1911s.
     
  7. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

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    Hmm, the G36 is the only Glock I've ever shot that I didn't like. With the narrower backstrap, the "glock grip angle" issue that has never bugged me before bugged me.
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Which gunzine writer cum fictional novelist dude that favored his characters to carry Detonics? Was it Jerry Aherns or somebody like that?
     
  9. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    I don't see any similarities besides the very basics.
     
  10. djackson

    djackson CLM

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    nothing alike to me, but I love mine.
     
  11. I know. Weird. The Detonics is an all steel pistol that weighs almost 32 ounces with an empty mag where the Glock 36 is a fluffy at about 22.5 ounces with an empty mag. I have a small Taurus PT145 Millenium Pro, which is a real DAO and does carry 10 rounds and has a composite frame with steel slide at 23 ounces with an empty mag and it feels nothing like the Glock. I can take my Colt Defender which does have an Aluminum alloy frame and weighs in at about 25 and a third ounces with empty mag and it feels nothing like the Detonics. Maybe they all launch lead reliably and with good results so maybe who cares, right?

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  12. it's the single stack. most comfortably pistol glock makes. and mine is extremely accurate. not a 1911 for sure, but not a bad pistol for the price or purpose.
     
  13. Love my G36...
    Love my Colt New Agent...
    Daily knock-a-round CCW???....
    G36
     
  14. I had a 36 and really tried to like it but like all but one of my glocks, I sold it. I wish I liked Glocks. With LEO pricing you can get them dirt cheap. I know they are good guns. I just don't like the way they feel or how I shoot them.
     
  15. JKW

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    It was Ahern's "The Survivalist" series. I'm embarrassed that I know that, because it means that I read the books. But hey, I was in my late teens/early twenties, AND it was the 80s. I mean, regardless of age, who didn't do dumb stuff in the 80s?
     
  16. Dave T

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    I have a 36 (been shooting it a bit lately) and a number of 1911s, from full size down to a Compac. No offense to the OP but the Glock ain't nothin' like any of the 1911s.

    Just sayin',
    Dave
     
  17. bac1023

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    I don't own a G36, but really like my Detonics Service Master. :cool:


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