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Do 1911's replace other lower end guns like Glocks and XDs?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by u4ea, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. u4ea

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    I have a G19 and a G17 right now. I have a feeling once I buy my TRP that I will never even touch the Glocks again. Do you guys still keep some other lower end guns around, or can a 1911 do anything a Glock/XD/Beretta can do and there is no place for them? I am sure people will say "sell the Glocks and buy ammo for your TRP", and maybe I should sell them and buy several hundred dollars in .45 hollow points and a year's worth of range ammo. My Glocks are both MINT condition, so I am worried that if I sell them and miss them, I'll have to pay full price to get replacements for them in this shape.

    Did you guys sell your lower end guns and regret it, or never look back?
     
  2. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    No, they don't. for law enforcment use anyway. But they're awesome in their own right.
     


  3. u4ea

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    What about for a normal guy like me? What can my G17 do that my TRP I will be buying soon can't? (besides shoot cheap 9mm ammo)
     
  4. drc767

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    The Glocks are pretty much the ONLY thing my 1911's have not replaced. If you accept them for what they are, the Glock is a fantastic defensive handgun.
     
  5. samuse

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    You should keep the Glocks if you use them. I got rid of my fullsize Glocks because I didn't carry them and I can shoot my 19 just as good as the 17.

    The Glock 19 is much easier to carry than a 1911. It's more concealable and the weight difference is a huge deal day after day.

    1911s are my favorite and I enjoy them, but a compact Glock is a lot more convienient for every day use.

    1911s are great but keep a Glock around because you'll want a change of pace at the range every now and then.

    I switch between Glocks and 1911s with no problems. Some people have trouble with the grip angle and safety difference, but it's never been a problem for me.

    You need both.
     
  6. Cerebrus

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  7. u4ea

    u4ea

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    I have the cash in hand to buy the TRP, but I am wondering if it's pointless to let my Glocks collect dust since I doubt I'll even use them 2x a year now.
     
  8. Wade-19

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    Well, I am a huge Glock fan, but I only have G-19s now. They are IMHO the perfect carry gun. The 1911 is a great gun, but it has not replaced any of my others.
     
  9. bac1023

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    I'll always own multiple Glocks, but I prefer carrying a 1911.

    I'm just more comfortable with it.
     
  10. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    So you don't just have a 1911 fetish I see........:whistling:
     
  11. brzusa.1911

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    :goodpost:
     
  12. brzusa.1911

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    I think you will get lots of use from both 1911 and Glocks. I carry my 1911s a lot - daily, but there are times Glocks take over - i.e. If I am outside mowning the grass, getting sweat, going out on the rain, when I go camping my Glock 29 is the main carry and the Glock 26 is the backup inside of the backpack...
     
  13. Tactical black

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    I wouldn't go and sell off your Glocks yet give it a year or two if they aren't getting used and you see no point having them around sell them then.
     
  14. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    God no. In fact, most of my autos are not 1911s.

    That's not even mentioning revolvers. ;)
     
  15. Tactical black

    Tactical black

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    Soooo what's the total in handguns as a whole?

    You ever think about doing a complete family picture?
     
  16. I second a vote of family pic Brian of your collection :)
     
  17. ultra45

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    Despite what another poster says, a full house (5 inch) 1911 is far easier to conceal than any GLOCK, even the 26/27/36 IMHO. Thin is in. I find my G-19 great if you need capacity. I'd sooner carry a GLOCK 19, 23 or 21 before carrying a double stack 1911 like the Para though.
     
  18. CombatBarbi

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    Glocks are lower end guns? we should all be so lucky in other lower end products we buy to be as well designed as a Glock 19, and for the record I wouldn't sell my 19....
     
  19. u4ea

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    Aren't they? If they were high end they'd be priced with Sigs. No one gives something away for nothing. If they cost $500 and change, they're middle to low end guns in the big picture. As for duty guns and polymer guns, they are very nice. I've only ever owned Glocks, so it's not like I have a grudge against them.

    I think of Glocks like a 16 year old thinks of his first car. It gets the job done, but you're always looking at your friends with nicer and more fun cars and know your car can never do that.
     
  20. u4ea

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    bac1023: What do you do for a living? Are you independently wealthy? It's hard to find a topic where you don't post a pic of the gun in question. Seems like you must own hundreds, and if you have that much expendable income it's safe to say you're doing just fine.