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What "offends" you the most?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BuckyP, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Seems many here prefer the traditional 5" 1911, though it seems the "enhanced" version are preferred (beaver tails, better sights, etc). Beyond that, there are aversions that we have. So which is yours?

    1. High Capacity 1911s.

    2. Non .45 1911s

    3. Gamey addons (massive mag wells, dot sights, compensators, etc)

    4. Anything but a 5"

    5. Anything under 4"

    6. Firing Pin Safeties.

    7. External Extractors

    8. Other

    My #1 is the grip activated firing pin safety. I'm getting ready to rip that out of my S&W, which means it will no longer be legal for IDPA, but still OK for USPSA and Steel Challenge. I also don't see me getting anything smaller than a commander size slide, unless it is an EMP which has smaller proportions all around.

    On the other hand, I like the high caps and have STI, SV, and Caspian. The mag prices are outrageous though. :steamed:

    So what are your "dislikes"?
     
  2. knedrgr

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    1, 3 and 7 are on my list.

    Others are:
    - square trigger guard. If done correctly, I can live with it.
    - adjustable rear sight.
     

  3. BlayGlock

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    Mainly #6. #8 would be those that want to argue over semantics saying a non .45 1911 is not a "real" 1911 because thier grandpappy didn't use to storm (insert beach or jungle here).
     
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    I'm not a fan of compensators. I hate square trigger guards on 1911s. Those are my biggest two.
     
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    I dont hate any of those things mentioned besides firing pin safeties and external extractor. but if it was properly done, I could care less. Gamey add-ons are fine as long as its a gaming pistol
     
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    These.
     
  9. knedrgr

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    Don't you mean DW 1911's? ::whistling:
     
  10. 20South

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    I guess 3 and 7. The fact that I would buy an STI Perfect 10 takes out most of whats left.
     
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    To each his own, but 1, 3 and 5 are on my list. I wouldn't say I hate them, but I most certainly have no use for them.
     
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    OH YEAH! Those too!!! :rofl:

    The SA was mainly for Quack and his Kool Aid cup... :animlol:
     
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    :agree:

    I've had more problems with SUCS then ANY pistol I've ever owned. Guess I should have bought a Hi-Point 1911...I would have expected issues from them.

    I'll add #11 now, 1911's that are not ready to go out of the box or have durability issues...see #9.
     
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    What annoys me the most is not on your list so I will add #10 not enough ranges have 1911's to rent so that we can test fire. I have seen ranges with as little as 6 and as much as 15. With so many 1911 options it would be nice to get a feel for them especially for those that can't afford to buy and test several $1000 guns before they find the right one for them.




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  15. Cerebrus

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    I can pretty much live with that list.. I guess the things that do bother me are purely cosmetic.. namely the FCS and EE.. neither of which looks "right" on a 1911 imo...
     
  16. BuckyP

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    Ah, the FCS. I should have included that one. I know many do not prefer them.
     
  17. MajorD

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    I like a very traditional looking 1911- other than putting higher profile sights on it, I like the looks of a USGI 1911A1- short trigger arched housing things I hate on 1911's:
    front cocking serrations
    long triggers, especially with holes in them
    full length guide rods
    I don't get hammer bite so get rid of all those commander hammers and beavertails too.
    basically I'm happy with what a colt 1991 looked like when they came out- except swap out the long trigger anf flat mainspring housing and I'd be happy.
    another HUGE thing I hate is 1911's marketed by companies that do not freely reveal the gun is not made in America- like "the oldest name in american firearms" or the American classic
     
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    regarding my last point many companies hide the fact a product is not made here to the point I've seen guys amazed to find out a 1911 they bought was made in the phillipines or brazil-"I had not idea" they say.
     
  19. HAIL CAESAR

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    I might be able to live with most of the list depending on mission and the individual gun.

    But strictly for looks....I can't STAND the big square trigger guards. Arrggg, IMO and eyes they are hideous. (No insult to folks that have them.)
     
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    Oh, and huge billboards and the entire safety manual on the slide. For a working gun it wouldn't matter I guess, but for a strictly pleasure/collector gun I wouldn't consider it.