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Kicking Tires On A 1911 Pistol... Thank God for Glocks

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by coleslaw, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005

    I wonder if he has that Yeager poster with him on a bear skin rug posing nude with nothing but a Glock 19 shielding his junk from view, or is it a Glock 26?
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004

  3. LawScholar


    Aug 23, 2011
    Please tell me that's not a real thing, so I don't have to do my best to destroy this planet.
  4. RJ's Guns

    RJ's Guns

    Dec 25, 2010
  5. I've owned dozens of 1911s made by Colt, Kimber, Dan Wesson, and other lesser known manufactures. Mostly I've owned Colts. Overall they have not been as reliable as my Glocks (owned maybe 10 of them.)

    Back when IPSC was a 'walk-n-draw' organization I say many a 1911 jam. So I went to P-35 High Powers and virtually never and jam in the matches. Many of my trophies were not so much my shooting prowess than the fact my gun worked.

    That led me to Glocks and IDPA. Been in mucho number of local and state matches. Unless you pay $$ for a high end 1911 you do see many of them fail. Glocks? Well unless you tinker with them adding non-Glock parts and sub-power loads then you virtually never see them jam!

    The problem is so many no-standard 1911 parts, mags, and many gun manufactures that make clones. That leads to problems with out-of-spec parts. Glock for the most part does not have that problem.

    Does that mean 1911s are jam-a-matics? No. I've seen some very good ones but overall they don't do as well as Glocks.

    Hence I pack Glocks for social purposes.

  6. RJ's Guns

    RJ's Guns

    Dec 25, 2010
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    Any educated gun owner from Glock to HK knows that their pistol wouldn't be here if not for John Browning and his tilting barrel design.

    The M1911 was a revolutionary gun for the time.
    Glock on the other hand incorporated ideas from other makers and marketed it well.

    The tilting barrel has been around for 100 years.
    The polymer frame from HK.
    The striker fired system is about 100 years old too.

    We may never see another revolutionary design our lifetimes, unless someone comes out with a phaser or plasma rifle.
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I will say this. The 1911 and the Glock are my two favorite pistol platforms. I've got one or the other, in a wide variety of makes, models and calibers, on my hip every single day. :cool:
  9. jeremy1


    Jan 27, 2006
    Armed In Alberta
    I don't hate Yeager even though he spews opinion more than fact. The reality is that we are here talking about him or reading about him and he is getting free advertising so long as he creates a stir on youtube GT and other sights.

    A real fighter would say something like a gun is a tool and as long as it works, is tough, effective, I dont care which one I have.

    1911's are good and I think that the majority of issues are user related in one way or another. I have owned a few low-mid range 1911's, and did have problems with the first one I bought. I am certain that the problems were the user. I don't have one now because I just wouldn't use it.

    To the OP, if you are serious about a 1911 watch this video.

    [ame=""]ParaOrdnance 1000 rounds test - YouTube[/ame]
  10. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    Thanks for the mental image and scarring!!! :steamed: :tongueout:
  11. joecoastie


    Feb 4, 2009

    I don't understand why so many people on both sides act like the two platforms are mutually exclusive. I have a couple of 1911s and also have a S&W Shield and yet a black hole has not formed in my apartment. I'm sure that the CZ P-07 that I am hopefully picking up tomorrow will also peacefully exist with my 1911s.
  12. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Congrats on the CZ. You'll love it.
  13. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Jan 24, 2009
    To the OP....who I'm sure is probably long gone and having a good laugh....

    The moment you mentioned Yeager your post lost any and all credibility among 1911 fans and honestly anyone who knows anything about firearms in general.

    Yeager has no ability to be objective and is a flat out 1911 hater no matter what he want's to say. His "credentials" are sketchy at best. I'd put more stock in Nutnfancy than I would Yeager and that's saying quite a lot.

    Yeager is a bomb thrower. He likes attention for the sake of attention.

    He reminds me of Dean Speir...much like Yeager....Speir talked out of both sides of his mouth. Dean hated Glocks and pretty much said they might explode. He spun and spun and spun and on one hand tried to pretend he was okay with them(because he owned a few) while on the other trashing them. You can't have it both ways. Google that name and see if it doesn't get your blood boiling about Glocks. Dean and I both got banned from a high profile forum nearly 10 years ago when I called him out on his BS. I'm not proud of that...but it happened.

    It's ignorant comments made by someone truly ignorant to the platform..Dean is and was ignorant about Glocks...same as Yeager is about 1911's. Neither have any ability to be objective. That's what any gun forum is supposed to be about.....objectivity. Everyone has an opinion...God knows I do and my opinion is just that...opinion....NOT FACT.

    I've been guilty of being biased. But as time has gone on and as I've gotten older and had the opportunity to shoot/own many of the major brand handguns on the market....I've become more objective. Pick your poison in terms of a handgun. No matter what you pick will be a trade off one way or another. The important part is that you choose something that you're comfortable with and shoot well and not concern yourself with all the nitpicking.

    At one time I owned both Glocks and 1911's....oh my God!! How's that possible?! Maybe because they're both a viable option? What works for you is what matters.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Good post.
  15. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    The funny thing about that test is that Paras are supposed to be crap.

    That's why I take everything with a grain of salt.
  16. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011

    They are. That's why no top shelf 'smith will touch one. :whistling: :supergrin:
  17. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I woudn't say they're crap, but I certainly put them below average.

    The Taurus is crap.
  18. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland

    Hell, I've never heard of this "Yeager" that everyone is alluding to!!!!!:dunno:

    The ONLY "Yeager" that I have ever heard of, is CHUCK!!!!!
  19. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

    Sep 20, 2004
    What about that stuff in the green bottle?

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  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    That's "jaeger".
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