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Next gun? Glock 32 or a 1911?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by dereklord, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. dereklord

    dereklord

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    I already have 2 Glocks... G21 and G19... LOVE them both. I want to get another but cant really decide on the G32 (shot one of my friends and love the way it feels) or a 1911 style weapon. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. DrtyHarry

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    If you don't have a 1911, get one! I believe every American should proudly own one!! (or a dozen)

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    The 1911 will be 100 years old next year...Every gun owner (collector) should have one.
     
  4. Strahley

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    I'd go with a nice 1911

    You already have the two good basic handgun rounds covered (9mm and .45), so you don't really *need* a third (not a fan of .357SIG myself)
     
  5. GreyEclipse

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    The 1911 since you already have two Glocks.
    Plus the 1911 is just pure awesome.:cool:

    You can't have a complete collection without one.:tongueout:
     
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    Get a G32. You love the way it feels, why stop?
     
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    tough call as I own & love both. If this is for carry, a 1911 is much more comfortable. If this is for range fun, get the G32.
     
  8. Strahley

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    You know, I'd actually have that reversed. For me the middle sized (19/23/32) Glocks are a breeze to carry, and the 1911 is more for a fun range toy (being much heavier with less capacity)
     
  9. J. Parker

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    Get the 1911 just for something different.
     
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    I've never regretted the day I bought a G32. Carries, handles and shoots like a dream.
     
  11. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

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    32 and bet your life on it.
     
  12. 1SGMP

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    Which 1911 are you looking at? I have 4,a Kimber Pro Carry 2, S&W 1911PD, Para LTC and an Old full size Remington Rand. The 1911's are a nice weapon and i do think every gun owner should own one. But neither of my 1911's are as reliable as my Glocks or Sigs. I have NEVER had a Failure with my G-32 (only 400 rounds) nor have i EVER had a failure with my G-19 (At least 5,000 rounds). But I do get some failures with my 1911's. I think anyone who owns one will agree.
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  13. jaklcrow

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    i also have a Kimber Pro carry II and i will agree with you that at least out of the box Glocks are def more reliable. But once u get a good 1911 through its break in period, IE 500-1000 rnds, in most cases if properly maintained there extremely reliable as well. My votes def for the 1911
     
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    I would like to try a 1911 in 357SIG.
     
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    My point exactly "In most cases" and if "properly maintained" In ALL cases and with little or NO maintence my Glocks work
     
  16. Beware Owner

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    A 1911 in .38 Super isn't bad either.
     
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    Glocks are great guns for shooting, and since this is GT most of the people here love them. The 1911 is a matter of taste, and some like them, others not so much.

    But a well tuned 1911 is a shooting experience that is hard to compare. The single action trigger is famous. The accuracy is as good as anything out there. And most 1911s require care and regular maintenance.

    You can get a Rock Island Armory 1911 new for around $500. It will require some tuning to make it the way you want it. But it will be yours and you can tune it any way you'd like.
     
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    I'd take a quality 1911 over three Glock 32s.
     
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    When I broke down, I bought a ParaOrd CCO. Shoots very well for me. A couple years later I got a Taurus 1911, also shoots well. One day on the range, the rangemaster made a comment about my choice of 1911's. So I set up two targets and handed him two mags with 7 rounds each. He shot both guns at the 20 yd targets and created just one ragged hole with each gun. So I asked "was it the gun or the shooter that made those ragged holes"? He thanked me for letting him shoot and then walked away without another word.
    Chris