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1911 Pistol

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by JBJ16, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. JBJ16

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    Speed, power, and accuracy. In a really good shooters hands, what pistol comes close to the proven Custom 1911 platform in 45ACP?

    Do you know of any pistol design, aside from the CZ clones, that get near or equal the 1911? :cool:
     
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    Psst. Sig P220.
     
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    I imagine you're talking single action pistols?

    Otherwise, its not easy to compare apples and oranges.
     
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    Lets not forget to put the term 'reliability' in there as well. Hard to compare an SA platform to the many SA/DA .45acp platforms...too much personal preference involved to make a fair comparison. .02
     
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    I love the 1911, but I actually prefer the CZ-75 series. The CZ-75 is just an outstanding firearm. Even if you don't care for Glocks you've got to appreciate how well they perform, they just don't have the character of a 1911 or CZ-75.

    If a person trains well they can make about 75% of the guns out there perform really really well. Most of the time performance is shooter driven, not because of any particular platform. That said we'll all always have preferances.
     
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    Admittedly, I'm biased towards the 1911 but my buddy's P220 SAO is very, very nice shooter.
     
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    1911 are great pistols.:supergrin:
     
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    Loads of them -it hardly seems worth posting the question. Pretty much any gun that has a consistent trigger pull (first, same as second) can do the job and most are offered in .45 ACP or bigger. Glock 21, S&W M&P .45, Colt Delta Elite and other 10mm 1911's, XD, etc..
     
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    Yes it is. :)
     
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    gotta love the popcorn!

    To narrow the choices, say Rob Leatham, Todd Jarret, Jerry Barnhart . . . all top shooters with only a few milliseconds difference in speed, par in accuracy and gun handling skills.

    I know they all compete with their own custom 1911 in single stack, using Standard category IPSC rules.

    The original post meant, should one take another pistol design to compete against the other, what would it be, so as not to be at a great disadvantage compared to the others?

    Shooters chime in . .
     
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    This is addressed with eqipment rules within most shooting sports.

    In the old days of IPSC/USPSA all style of hand guns competed against each other. Revolvers used to compete against 1911's, etc. It became clear as the sport became more popular, some designs were more competitive in the sport than others. 1911'S came to dominate, then compensated 1911's then optics, then 2011's. The equipment race ensued and all manner of euipment divisions have been created to even the playing field within a division.

    If you want to know what gun to shoot look at the domminate gun in the division and shoot that one.
     
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    I am just an above average shooter, nothing special. I own a Colt GC 1911 nothing custom, but good enough. I also own a couple G21s. I prefer the G21s. But I also have the criteria of reliability and durability and ease of maintenance.

    I know some military organizations prefer HKs when talking 45ACPs.

    If you are talking competition there are reasons why the 1911 is top dog, but ......
     
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    If you are new to the sport, don't think that a $3k race gun will give you a great advantage, or conversely, shooting a Glock, M&P, or XD will put you at a great disadvantage.

    Back when there was only OPEN and LIMITED in USPSA I knew a guy who shot a Glock 22 in Limited against 2011's. He could shoot rings around many and went on to be an "A" class shooter from a "Newb" in under two years. That with a family and full time job. He set up practice stages in his basement to practice target and shooting box/position transitions. Shot matches when he could.

    For all but the very best, equipment is a small part of shooting well, as long as your equipment is reliable. My guess is that Jerry Miculek shooting a revolver could out shoot 98% of shooters using a 1911.
     
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