close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Help me like my 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by fuzzy03cls, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. fuzzy03cls

    fuzzy03cls

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Florida
    I've had a Springfield GI 1911 for 2 years. And I just don't like it. I don't like the grip, I don't like the thinness, I don't like the trigger, I hate manual safeties & the 8rd mags.

    It shoots fine, but IDK what the appeal is. I just can't seem to get into shooting it.

    I carry .40 Glocks. I like them just fine. They do everything I want & need.

    Is there something maybe I should replace or add to it?
     
  2. uzimon

    uzimon team ftp

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Tomball,tx
    certainly the trigger can be worked on.
    thicker grips maybe avail.
    ?
     

  3. Roering

    Roering Sorting nuts

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    5,256
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    It sounds like you just plain don't like the 1911 and that's OK. There is no unwritten law that says you have to like them.

    Maybe you should sell it and use the cash for something else?

    No harm done.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    52,874
    Likes Received:
    5,670
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    Go whap somebody across the face with it. You'd discover why an all steel pistol is better than some cheap plastic phantastic.
     
  5. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,842
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    Location:
    Texas
    ^^^^This!
     
  6. Chunky Mayonnaise

    Chunky Mayonnaise

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Land of Lincoln
    Why whap em when you can shoot em?
     
  7. countrygun

    countrygun

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    17,069
    Likes Received:
    27

    Noise factor. whop someone upside the head with a 1911 and they drop just as fast as a shot, but the loudest sound is them hitting the floor.
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    52,874
    Likes Received:
    5,670
    Location:
    California & New Mexico, US
    More personal satisfaction.
     
  9. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO 10-42

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Not all platforms are for all people. I have more respect for a guy who can admit that a popular platform just isn't for him, than I do for those idiots I see running around with lights, lasers, magnifiers, red dots, forward grips, and such on weapons they don't know how to operate. (Not to say that everyone who owns a rifle like that fits the profile I'm describing, but many who own em' don't know how to run em').

    I'd try to convince you to stick with the 1911 by talking up the single action trigger, the thin profile, and the abundance of ways you can personalize them. But, it seems as though you are aware of those attributes, and you still favor something else. I'd say life is too short to be stuck with a pistol you don't like. Sell it, and buy something that works better for you.
     
  10. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2001
    Messages:
    20,477
    Likes Received:
    7,161
    Location:
    outer rim
    Straight or arched MSH?
    put on some VZ grips an an arched MSH and some high profile night sights..

    The beauty is you can customize it a piece at a time till it is exactly how you like it.
     
  11. fuzzy03cls

    fuzzy03cls

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Florida
    I'm not going to sell it. Just because it's a 1911 & I think everyone should have one in their stable. I saw hogue makes finger groove grips. Maybe I'll try those to thicken the grip & see how it feels. I'm used to finger grove guns.
    I have a Beretta too if I ever need to bash someone over the head. :)
     
  12. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,842
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    Location:
    Texas

    Look into the pachymar grips.
     
  13. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    SECONUS in HARD TARGET
    Sell it and buy a TRP
     
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    You will like the Hogue finger groove wrap aronds. They feel great in the hand.


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  15. MoCop

    MoCop

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Missouri
    Does your gun have an arched mainspring housing? If it does, look into getting a flat mainspring housing for it. That would change the grip quite a bit.
     
  16. PlasticGuy

    PlasticGuy

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2000
    Messages:
    5,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's not hard to make a 1911 thicker by changing the grips, and a trigger job would take care of that complaint. Not much you can do about the manual safety and the single stack mag though, without buying a different gun.

    I'd say you have two choices. You can trade it for a thicker 1911 that holds more rounds (STI, Para-Ord, etc.), or you can stick to plastic guns that have no soul.
     
  17. redrick

    redrick

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    226
    Location:
    Virginia
    I would sell it , but I wouldn't give it away. Wait and get your price, might take a while. It took me about a year to sell my TRP, but i wasn't going to take a beating on it.
     
  18. jg420

    jg420

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SE Texas
    VZ Grips, Night Sights and an adjustable trigger job would make it nicer IMO
     
  19. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    NJ
    I'm just the opposite. A .40 Glock is probably the last gun I would ever want to own.
     
  20. samuse

    samuse

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    5,375
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    South TX
    You're the same as me.

    I tried for a long time to force myself to like shooting 1911s.

    I (like you) dislike everything that everybody else likes about 'em.

    Too skinny, too heavy, safeties get on my nerves, trigger just ain't my cup 'o tea, don't hold enough ammo, generally a PITA compared to a Glock when I can run the Glock faster & better.

    But they are very cool and I'll always one or two around.