Would you buy this 1911?

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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby LDB415 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:16 pm

Do they have a range so you can test it? If everything works fine I'd be tempted to offer $700 OTD.
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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby E10 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:34 pm

What? Is there really a 1911 in there amongst all that junk? You could probably strip off all that stuff and sell it and get yourself an almost free 1911 in the end.

And if you need all that help to hit something you shouldn’t be shootin’.


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby crazy2medic » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:07 pm

Abraham wrote:You could give me one.

I'd never buy one.

1911's - the gun equivalent of bi-planes in the jet age..

107yr history as a proven combat handgun, a handgun by which all others are measured and found wanting! :patriot:
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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby Steamboat » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:59 pm

I would consider it.
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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby Abraham » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:59 pm

...and sailing ships were found reliable until steamships and later internal combustion power came along.

I love antique guns as much as the next man, but 1911's reliable?....puh-leeeze!

Buy one and you'll learn lots about gunsmithing...1911's.

You'll have to if you want yer ole boom booms to keep shooting...now and again...

However, they do make great paper weights.

Plus, your language will change. Instead of saying something like back in nineteen forty-two, it'll come out back in nineteen AND forty-two...by jiminey. Now pass that corncob and Prince Albert in a can. Strike up a match and stay awhile.


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby flechero » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:32 pm

Abraham wrote:I love antique guns as much as the next man, but 1911's reliable?....puh-leeeze!

Buy one and you'll learn lots about gunsmithing...1911's.

You'll have to if you want yer ole boom booms to keep shooting...now and again...


You are entertaining, Abraham! But still, I weep for you! :lol:

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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby Oldgringo » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:25 pm

No.


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby ml1209 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:09 pm

The 1911 is a great pistol - accurate and with the right mags, reliable. Love the .45 ACP, love the slim grips, also.


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby Abraham » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:15 pm

"and with the right mags, reliable"

Uh-huh, mags fault, uh-huh...

okey-dokey!


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby jb2012 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:07 am

To me it's intellectually dishonest to lump all 1911's together when speaking on reliability. Often if not every time a 1911 is compared to another gun, it is compared to a gun manufactured by a single company with its own tolerances and quality control. All 1911's are not created equal, where for the most part all glocks are created equal. The difference between a nighthawk or an ed brown and a Philipino made 1911 are night and day. I think a much better comparison is a specific maker's 1911 vs (insert inferior sidearm)

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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby Grundy1133 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:16 am

jb2012 wrote:To me it's intellectually dishonest to lump all 1911's together when speaking on reliability. Often if not every time a 1911 is compared to another gun, it is compared to a gun manufactured by a single company with its own tolerances and quality control. All 1911's are not created equal, where for the most part all glocks are created equal. The difference between a nighthawk or an ed brown and a Philipino made 1911 are night and day. I think a much better comparison is a specific maker's 1911 vs (insert inferior sidearm)

I agree with this. It's like saying all ammo of a caliber is the same regardless of the manufacturer and we all know thats not the case.
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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby flechero » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 am

Abraham wrote:"and with the right mags, reliable"

Uh-huh, mags fault, uh-huh...

okey-dokey!


I only have a few 1911's at present (from 3 different makers) but all my stock mags and aftermarket mags work perfect... with each of the guns! I do stay with factory or quality (Wilson or McCormick) aftermarket mags. In the quote you referenced he said the right mags... keep in mind there are a BUNCH makers of 1911 mags worldwide... there are some crap chinese knock offs that you see at gunshows that are junk. Since this is one of the few guns around with no patents left, any idiot with a metal shop can bend up a mag for it.

I doubt your pistol of choice will be around in 100+ yrs but if it is, please beware of cheap aftermarket mags! :lol:


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby Abraham » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:20 am

Do any of you have a sense of humor when it comes to antique firearms?

1911's aren't all that serious an issue.

Laugh a little, life's too short to get all worked up over a bit of razzing.

How often are other gun models made sport of...?

Many, especially Glock.

But, let's face it, unless the 1911 is of super duper high quality they fail a lot, in fact it's one of the most commonly unreliable pistols on the market, unless of course you want to spend thousands to find one that's generally reliable.

Dieheads, I love ya, but ya gotta realize when truth strikes, truth wins out every time.

Generally speaking, your average 1911 has to be so tweaked to be even faintly reliable you may as well just buy one that cost thousands to begin with cuz if you buy a standard off the shelf model, it'll fail and fail and fail....


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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby rotor » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:19 pm

My only experience with 1911 is my Ruger SR1911 full size. It has never failed and none of my Glocks have ever failed. My 1911 has the best trigger. The only bad thing about a 1911 is limited capacity. Personally, I love almost every gun I own. I own almost every brand. Even like my Taurus.
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Re: Would you buy this 1911?

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:30 pm

Abraham: Dissing 1911's??

Have you no respect for your elders?? :-)

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