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Larry Vicker's 1911 quote.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Jul 2, 2010.


  1. Quack

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    sounds about right.
     

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  2. cdunn

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    very true from someone that knows.
     

  3. BlayGlock

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    Smart man
     
  4. Navitimer

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    Vickers is the man. I'd like to take his 1911 classes.
     
  5. cdunn

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    I attended his 1911 operators course, good stuff
     
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    I agree with that. I highly recommend 1911's for shooters who have some passion, and generally don't for shooters who are only concerned about a "bang" followed by a hole in the target.
     
  7. Titurel

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    A fellow I know and respect served multiple SF tours in Vietnam and then had a long career in law enforcement. He always carried a 1911 and called it "the professional's gun".

    Although I admire 1911's a lot, I'm one of those people better served by a Glock.
     
  8. G19aps

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    That statement from Larry means alot. You don't often have someone of his stature say something about the 1911 that isn't covered with drool about how awesome it is. I love my 2 Springfields and the 1911 pattern in general. Enjoy shooting IDPA with them occasionally and plinking. But, Glocks and a J frame protect me.
     
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    I'm a big 1911 fan but have become accustomed to the user-friendliness and low required maintenance of Glocks and have made a G21SF my primary carry. I completely agree with Larry Vickers.
     
  10. RMTactical

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    Seems fairly true in my limited experience.
     
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    I'm sticking with the 1911 :)

    Seemed to have served pretty well across all spectrum of folks over the last 100 years. It really does not require much maintenance when use in my rather boring world. I can see where his statement made more sense in a heavy duty use world, That is just not my world.
     
  12. MD357

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    With all due respect, kinda makes you wonder how all those grunts made it with the 1911 in several wars/conflicts in several countries before this statement. :supergrin:
     
  13. BOGE

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    Simple: one factory model for each maker & they used go/no go gauges. :supergrin:
     
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    I'm in the "lawnmower" category too!:rofl:
     
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    That should be in Readers Digest Quotable Quotes. And would make for a damn fine signature line too.
     
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    Well, I had to shorten it to make it work, but there you go. :rofl:
     
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    The best I can do with a 1911 is field strip and clean it. I can also remove the firing pin and extractor. Other than that I am all thumbs. I love the 1911 have many and shoot them. Can't remember having a problem with one that was good from the get go a couple had to be serviced from Kimber or Nighthawk. The reason they were sent back was for minor stuff that I dared not do myself.
     
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    I consider myself lucky to be a univeral gun guy. There's no one gun that fits my hand perfect or that i shoot better. I own & shoot quite a few different platforms & like them all but love 1911's.
     
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  20. MD357

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    Good point. :cool: I think it's about perspective sometimes, seems this generation of shooters is spoiled (this includes me) by some of the plastic wonders of today.
     
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