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Gun Show This Weekend – G36 vs. M1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Frizzen, Aug 27, 2010.


  1. Frizzen

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    I posted this in the General Firearms Form yesterday and was directed to this Form.

    I have a Glock 30 and am considering a G36 or another M1911. I have a Remington 1942 M1911 that Clark’s, some years ago, replaced the sights with high profile ones, opened up the barrel, polished the feed ramp and lowered the ejection port. I love it, for its accuracy, ability to feed empty cartridge cases, SWC’s and any thing lead. But, It’s a range gun not too suitable for conceal carry.

    I am torn between the M1911 and G36. The G36 holds 6+1 and the 1911 7+1, minor I admit. The Glock as stock is regulated to jacketed or plated bullets. Those are cons to me.

    I love the three Glocks I own, I love my M1911.

    For a M1911 I would be in the market for a stainless with features similar to my Remmy and open to a $1200 purchase.

    Help Y’all I am 100% open to suggestions, pro and con.

    I realize I am talking to a Glock form That's why I'm here. I just need some input so I can sleep the next two nights.

    I may seem negative towards the G36, but I’m really not – convince me please.
     

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  2. Quack

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    are you looking for an enhanced 1911 (beavertail, Novak/BoMar sights, etc.) or a GI style?

    what size are you looking for Gov't, Commander, Officer, CCO?

    are you going to carry it?
     

  3. Frizzen

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    Looking for Commander style 4 to 4.5 inch barrel or similar in stainless with low profile sights.

    I will be carring on an irregular basis.
     
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    bobtail?
     
  5. Frizzen

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    Bobtail Ok but not a priority.
     
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    I smell a CBOB recommendation. :whistling:
     
  7. Frizzen

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    Explain CBOB and manufacturer.
     
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    Dan Wesson Commander-Bobtail.
    if you can find one.

    the replacement is the Valor-Bobtail, which is a few hundred more.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The DW CBOB looks good. Going price?
     
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    for the criteria of a Stainless Commander sized 1911 under $1200 look at the Springfield Champion, Kimber Pro Carry, S&W (don't know the name) and if you can find one, the Dan Wesson C-Bob.
     
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    the CBob was discontinued for 2010 (except for california), but i've found a few around for $1049, but have seen them going for ~$1200
    the V-Bob (which has a forged frame as opposed to the cast CBob) is ~$1500. they pretty much look the same.
     
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    For carry the G36 is really tough to beat. I just bought a 4.25" 1911 to use for occasional carry, i ran 50 rounds of gold dots through it yesterday and i had multiple FTF issues. Im going to try some powrball and critical defense and see if that functions better.
     
  13. Frizzen

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    This is very interesting to me. Lots of options. More please.
     
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    you bought a Champion Operator, right? It's a 4" gun and has a ramped barrel. the ramp might have some machining marks that may be the cause or the extractor tension is too tight.
     
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    more choice? that's all i can think for a SS COmmander under $1200
     
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    oh, and i forgot Colt, but i think there are better options for the price.
     
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    Thanks Quack. I'll make a list and carry it with me based on the above suggestions.
     
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    Unless you go with an officers model, there are reliable carry worthy 8 round magazines, so it would be 8+1.

    I wouldn't get stuck on stainless. There are some good finishes available today that are pretty corrosion resistant. Besides, the G36 isn't stainless.
     
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    Smith & Wesson 1911PD or Colt Commander XSE would be my choices. I have recently shot the S&W 1911PD in a 4.25 version....both the plain PD & the Gunsite version. Lightweight frame. Not bad guns at all and under $1000 I've never shot a G36, but would like to. If Glock would come out with a pistol the size of a G17, in a single stack .45 variant.......I think I would have to have one.
     

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    There's usually a few CBOBs on gunbroker for the $1,200ish range. I'd also look at the Kimber Stainless Pro TLE2, and Pro CDP. Both really nice guns < $1,200. Or the SuperCarry Pro for $1,300.
     
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