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Glocks haven’t used the plastic guide rods since gen 3, other issues have been addressed since then. Parts are also quite simple to fix or replace.

I was in the military when we were still using 1911s even after the M9 was adopted, had issues every time we qualified.

I shot local “fun” leagues for years, more malfunctions with 1911s than any other type of quality firearm. Since I started shooting mostly GSSF I see very few alibis. Some Glocks hardly ever get cleaned and still run.

I get that long gone are the days when you buy a 1911 and then throw a quarter of it away and add aftermarket parts to make it run. I like 1911s, one of the most accurate pistols I ever fired was a guys 1911 bullseye gun. But realistically the 1911 is a heavy, harder to work on, low capacity pistol that just is not the “tool” a Glock is.
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I have had failures with 1911's. But i have ten that have never had a failure ever.

My colt series 80 from 1980 has had the front site fall off.. but at least 80 to 85 thousand rounds thru it when that happened. My springfield loaded long slide did not lock back when empty during the first few hundred rounds. Then it did.

My sig 238 / 380 is a mini 1911.. and it would not go into battery for maybe 5 range trips. Sig sent me a heavier recoil spring and its now almost flawless.

Had a link pin come unstaked on a 1911.. sent it in to be staked. But it never caused any issues. Just noticed it while cleaning it.
 

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Haven't decided, I actually won the gun at a gssf random drawing about five years ago. Don't really need the money.

Guy at work said he give me a grand for the gun, plus the 7 mags I have for it, holster, and mag pouches. Have to throw in a 100 rounds also.
At todays prices, you would only be making maybe $100 on that deal. Tell him pistol and the 3 mags only. Rest of it requires more cash.
 

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At todays prices, you would only be making maybe $100 on that deal. Tell him pistol and the 3 mags only. Rest of it requires more cash.
I do have less than $400 into all that. But yeah, even though the gun was free and I get blue label pricing if I wanted to replace it someday, I think I'll hold on to it.
 

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The cost of replacement is the thought in my head. If its even up and you want to do your co-worker a favor, great, if not, NOT.

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Cost to replace for a GSSF member would be about 500 and then 40 for 4 mags and whatever the cost of ammo would be. I’d take the $1000 in a heart beat.
 

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Cost to replace for a GSSF member would be about 500 and then 40 for 4 mags and whatever the cost of ammo would be. I’d take the $1000 in a heart beat.
I figure $25 per mag. Plus my aftermarket sights are worth $120, holster and mag pouches $100. Not sure if I'd come out much ahead.
 

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Cost to replace for a GSSF member would be about 500 and then 40 for 4 mags and whatever the cost of ammo would be. I’d take the $1000 in a heart beat.
That’s great unless you wanted to replace the 4th gen with a 4th gen. I personally like the 4th.gen guns better than the 5th.gens at this time as both my 5th gen 26 and 17 had to have the site drifted to correct POA/POI, something I haven’t had to do with any other generation. The pistols are still as accurate as any other Glock out there, that little issue is an annoyance to me.

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I figure $25 per mag. Plus my aftermarket sights are worth $120, holster and mag pouches $100. Not sure if I'd come out much ahead.
Adding the sights to the deal increases the price unless they are some you can take off and put on another gun. Not sure what holsters and mag pouches you have that wouldn’t fit the 5th gen but if it’s not just the gun and mags and ammo, then I’ll yes, you’re cutting into your profit.
I just bought 5 Glock 17 mags for $50 at the last GSSF match. That’s where I put the $10 value at. Of course new cost more.
 
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That’s great unless you wanted to replace the 4th gen with a 4th gen. I personally like the 4th.gen guns better than the 5th.gens at this time as both my 5th gen 26 and 17 had to have the site drifted to correct POA/POI, something I haven’t had to do with any other generation. The pistols are still as accurate as any other Glock out there, that little issue is an annoyance to me.

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If someone already has a gun set up how they like it... sights, etc..., then it doesn’t make a lot of sense to sell it just to replace it.
I replace the factory sights so the drifting issue you mention Is required as part of the installation.
 
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Adding the sights to the deal increases the price unless they are some you can take off and put on another gun. Not sure what holsters and mag pouches you have that wouldn’t fit the 5th gen but if it’s not just the gun and mags and ammo, then I’ll yes, you’re cutting into your profit.
I just bought 5 Glock 17 mags for $50 at the last GSSF match. That’s where I put the $10 value at. Of course new cost more.
Yeah, if I’m only coming out 3-$400 ahead it’s really not worth the hassle, that’s like a Friday night bar tab for me:D
 

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If someone already has a gun set up how they like it... sights, etc..., then it doesn’t make a lot of sense to sell it just to replace it.
I replace the factory sights so the drifting issue you mention Is required as part of the installation.
I also replace the factory sights. My issue is with my gen 4 pistols G21,G22, and G30 all have/had sights set in the center for POA/POI, my gen 5 G17 and G26 pistols have the rear sights drifted right off center to make POA/POI correct. Maybe its just me, but I don’t think so.

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I have ten 1911's that have had ZERO failures ever. Far better than glock issues over the years. Glock frame rails failing. Never on a 1911

Glock plastic guide rods failing

Never had a 1911 guide rod fail

Glock extractors break.

Only have had to swap one 1911 colt extractor. But after 80 thousand rounds it still worked

Glock locking blocks have failed three times on 357 sig glocks.. 1911 s steel structure has no cracking failing parts

So in reference to 1911's. You dont know anything about well made 1911's.
As far as glock rails breaking off I had a G22 break one and I did not even know it. We had five others to include one that broke two rails and it kept running. Only noticed when the gun was pulled apart and a rail fell out.

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