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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Jul 2, 2010.
sounds about right.
very true from someone that knows.
Vickers is the man. I'd like to take his 1911 classes.
I attended his 1911 operators course, good stuff
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seems fairly true in my limited experience.
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.
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.
Simple: one factory model for each maker & they used go/no go gauges.
I'm in the "lawnmower" category too!
That should be in Readers Digest Quotable Quotes. And would make for a damn fine signature line too.
Well, I had to shorten it to make it work, but there you go.
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.
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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Good point. 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.