close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Larry Vicker's 1911 quote.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Messages:
    9,991
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    sounds about right.
     
  2. cdunn

    cdunn

    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    falls church,va
    very true from someone that knows.
     

  3. BlayGlock

    BlayGlock

    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
  4. Navitimer

    Navitimer

    Messages:
    818
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Vickers is the man. I'd like to take his 1911 classes.
     
  5. cdunn

    cdunn

    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    falls church,va
    I attended his 1911 operators course, good stuff
     
  6. PlasticGuy

    PlasticGuy

    Messages:
    5,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2000
    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.
     
  7. Titurel

    Titurel Brick Eater

    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Location:
    Germany
    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.
     
  8. G19aps

    G19aps

    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    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.
     
  9. Todesengel

    Todesengel No Compromise.

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    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.
     
  10. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

    Messages:
    12,612
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2000
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Seems fairly true in my limited experience.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
  11. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    Messages:
    10,280
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Location:
    Tejas
    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.
     
  12. MD357

    MD357

    Messages:
    4,125
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    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. :supergrin:
     
  13. BOGE

    BOGE Millennium Member

    Messages:
    4,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 1999
    Simple: one factory model for each maker & they used go/no go gauges. :supergrin:
     
  14. samuse

    samuse

    Messages:
    5,375
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Location:
    South TX

    I'm in the "lawnmower" category too!:rofl:
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    That should be in Readers Digest Quotable Quotes. And would make for a damn fine signature line too.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
  16. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Well, I had to shorten it to make it work, but there you go. :rofl:
     
  17. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

    Messages:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Location:
    S.E.Florida
    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.
     
  18. ctfireman

    ctfireman

    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    Bridgeport, CT
    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.
     
  19. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    372
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Somewhere in Oregon
    A one sentence response:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. MD357

    MD357

    Messages:
    4,125
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Good point. :cool: 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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010