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Help... I'm slipping to the dark side!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by PTAC, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. PTAC

    PTAC

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    Man! As much as I love my Exceutive Carry.... and I DO love it, a LOT, I am second guessing if I really want to learn to use a safety, in an emergency type situation. I mean, I've carried Glock since 1986 or 87, and obviously, no safety to flip off. I kinda have that down pat pretty well.

    Crap.... I ordered a G26 with night sights to play with and try to see if that will be better for me. I know, I know... 9mm vs an incredible 45 from Ed Brown? I know....... Ugh.... just, in the back of my mind, I wonder.... IF I really ever needed it FAST.... could that little flick slow me down? This is sad. I have never had such an incredible gun and I'm debating letting it go! :-(

    Talk me into or out of that goof! ha ha
     
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  2. Cerebrus

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    That lil "flick" can be performed on the draw.. do it enough and it becomes second nature.. but if yer still waffling.. I can take it off yer hands... :whistling:
     

  3. Ruggles

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    Well since you have over 920 years behind the trigger of a Glock I would say stick with what you know :)

    Keep the 1911 it's a sweet gun and you know it so just give in and carry it!
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Man, I didn't even know Glock made guns back then :rofl:Also, you are one old dude. :rofl:
     
  5. BlayGlock

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    Just do fifty draws a night from your holster while swipping the safety off as you bring the gun out. A little practice and it will be second nature. Dont get rid of the Ed Brown.
     
  6. PTAC

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    funny guys! :)
     
  7. Tactical black

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    Lay the guns side by side and tell me you would still rather carry a Glock the Executive Carry has a soul and is way sexier with a little practice the thumb safety will be off with a quick sweep during the draw and you will wonder why you even have a Glock laying around collecting dust. :supergrin:
     
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  8. PTAC

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    You're right! I have a G23 also and well.. like you say... the EC has Soul! I do shoot it very well also... I just need to get used to the dang safety. I haven't had a 1911 since about '86!
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    Since everyone is doing an apples-apples comparison on the EC and the Glock......I'll give you $500 for the Brown just to keep it consistent. :supergrin:
     
  10. Tactical black

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    If that's what it's comes down to I bid $550.00 :supergrin:
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    Bob, I will bid $551.00...

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  12. samuse

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    I personally think a Glock 19 or 23 is pretty much the cat's meow in a carry gun. BUT, 1911's are my favorite platform. Hi Powers are a serious problem to my wallet now too. I always swipe the imaginary thumb safety off when I draw a Glock and lock it when I get done shooting. I even hold the hammer back on my Glocks when I reholster. The motions won't slow you down and you won't forget when you need it. R.O.'s sometomes give me a funny look when I snick my imaginary safety and thumb my imaginary hammer:rofl:
     
  13. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  14. brisk21

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    Have a little faith in yourself. The manual safety wont slow you down. You either have time to draw and fire or you dont. Period. I think that if you shoot it better than a glock than that is what is important. If you can deal with carrying a big .45 you cant go wrong.
     
  15. Quack

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    won't slow you down, just like keeping the finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.
     
  16. bac1023

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  17. BubbaShoots

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    I have no problem with Glocks but the 1911 is such a sweet frame. I agree, the Brown EC has soul. I find, when my wallet allows, to satisfy my curiosity and buy what I find interesting.
     
  18. PlasticGuy

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    Sounds like a pure training issue. Take a good class with your 1911. Live for a week doing nothing but handling, shooting, and cleaning it. Practice on your own afterward. It's all about what you've practiced and trained. If you do what you need to, your Ed Brown will pull it's end of the bargain.

    On the other side of the coin, I much prefer a manual safety that I disengage as part of my grip and draw to the crappy Glock trigger. It's all about what you're used to.
     
  19. MD357

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    Just keep both. I mostly carry 1911s but during the summer when it's really hot that changes from time to time and a G26 gets into the rotation along with a Kahr. I've practiced enough with all of them to feel comfy enough to carry them.

    Plasticguy had a great idea IMHO, take a class with a 1911.