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Glock vs 1911... Again

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Jaccob Smitt, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jaccob Smitt

    Jaccob Smitt

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    OK, specifically:

    1. Glock 21 vs Springfield Loaded 1911
    2. Glock 30 vs Springfield Micro Compact Loaded 1911
    3. Glock 27 vs Springfield EMP .40 1911

    and finally

    4. Glock 21 vs Nighthawk Custom T3 .45

    By the way, I prefer 1911s but like Glocks fine too.
     
  2. bac1023

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    What's the question? :dunno:

    Where in the world did you come up with the comparisons, especially #4? :headscratch:
     

  3. joker42179

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    1911 every single time........
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    This times 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.3
     
  5. RedsoxFan4Lyfe

    RedsoxFan4Lyfe

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    The 1911 to me, without doubts or hesitation. Glocks are incredible guns, and Im taking nothing away from them when I say this. They are not a 1911. Nothing else is.

    There is a reason the cream of the crop, the top operators in the world use some form or brand of 1911 pistol.

    FBI HRT
    LAPD SWAT
    Marine Force Recon-Det 1
    Delta-Rumored but likely true..

    There are many others still.
    The 1911 is still the king of fighting handguns to many. I am among them.
     
  6. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Would a 1911 run in a sand storm ? I bet a Glock would...;)
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    First off, welcome to GT:wavey: And that is one creepy *** avatar you have.

    I have to agree 100% with bac. Where did those comparisons come from? All the Glocks, that I assume you are looking at, are good guns. And all the 1911's you are looking at are good too. If you can afford it, get the T3 and the 3 Glocks mentioned and you should be a very happy man.
     
  8. viniglock

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    Welcome

    What is your purpose of use for the firearms in questions?


    1911 for :grill: with your friends

    Glock for :50cal: with your enemies
     
  9. seanmac45

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    Sell that to the Veterans of WW II, Korea, Vietnam and a few other friendly skirmishes who defended their lives and those of their brothers with a 1911:upeyes::upeyes::upeyes:
     
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    Larry Vickers did a sand test. The 1911 passeed, the G21 failed,... miserably.
     
  11. viniglock

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    I thank them for their service, but we are living in the 21 century. Different times and different measures. Learn from the past so you do not make the same mistakes in the future.
     
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    All examples, I am still shootin the Glock while the 1911 is reloading! Both proven in many situations. But given the choice, Glock. Specificly the 21,30,34. 13+1, 10+1,17+1, to 7+1. Hummm?
     
  13. rgillis

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    Why compare? Choose which platform suits your individual needs the best. Are you looking for a concealed carry firearm, or are you contemplating a platform for home defense....etc? For myself, if choosing a platform for the .45acp, my choice is a 1911 as I have smaller than average hands and I can't properly grip a G21 or a G30. If I'm looking for a firearm in 9mm or 40 s&w I would and have chosen a Glock. Good luck in your search my friend....:wavey:

    By the way, if Glock produced a G21 with an adjustable backstrap that fit my hand, I'd be on it like white on rice!
     
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    Of course a 1911 would not run in adverse conditions:

    WWI
    WWII
    Korea
    Viet Nam

    :rofl:
     
  15. Chronos

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    It inevitably depends on what features you need at a particular moment.

    Best trigger, ergos, and mechanical accuracy money can buy? Semi-custom 1911

    Extreme low-maintenance durability + high firepower mags? Glock

    Neither one is "the ultimate" in every single category. Pick the right tool for the right mission.
     
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    the only thing that keeps me from being a "1911 Guy" is having to carry with the hammer cocked. I like everything else about the platform, but I just can't get passed that. Therefore, I don't own a 1911. I believe you should train with the platform you use to carry. That is why I don't have any "Range Guns."

    farmer2
     
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    If the question is what to buy, get yourself a G21 and a 1911 and you will be fine.
     
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    Not attacking or stirring the pot....but you mentioned that the 1911 has better ergonomics....just curious about why you think that
     
  19. Chronos

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    The 1911 can easily be customized to your particular hand by swapping out different grips, triggers of different length, and backstrap profiles to your liking.

    Sure, I can definitely live with the Glock, but I do find the custom attention paid to something an Ed Brown Kobra Carry to generate a pretty incredibly experience in the hand.

    It just depends on what this buys you, personally. For some people, it might be nothing at all.
     
  20. Nestor

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    Both will do the job.
    That's it.
    The rest is just pure, personal preference.