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IMHO your choice of a 1911 type handgun is superb. Look at the time the 1911 has been around and used in competition, concealed carry, combat, etc. It was my assigned gun for over 20 years while on active duty in the US Army. As with anything mechanical there are detractors. Not me. I recently bought a Kimber 1911 in 9mm because years ago I broke a wrist and it was never repaired. I now hurts a lot to shoot a 45ACP so I went to the 9 because of the reduced recoil. Love it and haven't looked back. Again, good choice and please keep us informed as to your choice.
Oh, I carry a Spyderco Dragonfly everyday and a Leatherman Wave.
A good design for its time. Definitely a classic. I have no desire to own one. Too many parts and springs. Very finicky with ammo tolerances, carbon fouling and other grime. Im a low browed knuckle dragger that likes simple things that go boom no matter what.
Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for clunkers"
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.
When I first started shooting Glocks everyone and their brother told me that just had to have a 19. Those same people had to modify their 19's to fit their hands comfortably. Funny thing is, the first time I picked one up, I hated the way it felt. However, the 17 and 26 both fit my hand perfect and those are the ones I shoot and carry. Like you, I can only get 3 fingers on the 26 and I hate mag extensions. If I want more rounds, I'll feed it 19 or 17 mags. In fact, when I carry my 26, my spare mag is a 17-rounder.
Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
-Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
-Tasman Salt, PE
-Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
-Pacific Salt, Black, PE
-Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
-Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
-DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
-Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved
How a gun feels in the hand is totally different for everyone , some fit and some don't lol.
Last edited by TheFactor; 05-14-2014 at 05:06 PM.
I don't get the whole thing about people being so paranoid about a 1911 being cocked and locked. The pistol was designed to be carried that way. Also .45 ACP is not a brutal caliber to shoot. I also do not understand why people are so in love with the 9 MM and Glocks. Don't get me wrong Glock makes a good handgun, but it isn't for everyone. I usually tell people forget what name is stamped on the slide and buy a handgun that fits you well in a caliber that will stop something or someone if you were to have to use it. If the handgun fits you well the recoil will be a lot more manageable than a handgun that you bought because everyone else said it was the best. The 9mm is also a good round,but when it comes to stopping power you have to get a 9mm+p round to do what a .45 ACP will do at normal velocities.
Opinions are like belly buttons most people have one
Proof that some designs do hold up to the test of time. 1925 made 1911 still running smooth after 89+ years. (action starts at 2:36)
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