Just Held a Gun for the First Time -- Why don't we all have 1911's?

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Re: Just Held a Gun for the First Time -- Why don't we all have 1911's?

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Rust wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:18 am
it wasn't that releasing the slide lock approximates recoil for all semi-autos, it's that for my friend's particular 1911, it does
(7 grains of powder accelerating 1/2 ounce of lead to 850 feet per second in 1/1000 of a second + the slide moving back and hitting the slide stop + the slide moving forward) does not = (the slide moving forward).
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Stiff wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:08 pm
A handgun is quite a personal choice. I remember when I rented my first batch of pistols to try, some were more accurate than others for me.
My recent experience has driven this home for me!

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Rust wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:18 am
it wasn't that releasing the slide lock approximates recoil for all semi-autos, it's that for my friend's particular 1911, it does
(7 grains of powder accelerating 1/2 ounce of lead to 850 feet per second in 1/1000 of a second + the slide moving back and hitting the slide stop + the slide moving forward) does not = (the slide moving forward).
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:39 am
A Ruger Mark II
Embrace the Dark Side! I have two of them, and I want two more...

Which reminds me: it's time to look on Gunbroker for that 6-7/8" tapered bull barrel target model I've been waiting to meet for a couple of years. Somehow I resisted the siren song of the one I saw last winter that already had a Volquartsen trigger!

If you're unlucky, you too will someday be able to spell "Volquartsen." ;)
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I like my modern ply frame steel slide pistol. It's accurate and dependable and parts are easy to come by. But That does not reduce in any way my love of the pattern 70 1911 and many of it's descendants. :)
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re the original question: some people are simply not worthy.

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I was spoiled on the 1911 in boot camp. It was the first pistol I had shot to amount to anything, so paying close attention to the instruction, and not having bad habits to unlearn, I shot it very well first time out. They have been my favorite ever since.

I have other nice pistols, Beretta 92, CZ 75, Hi powers, and several really nice revolvers, but the one on my hip will always remain a 1911.

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I grew up on revolvers, mostly .357s, and of course my trusty old Ruger Blackhawk single six .22 (probably the one gun I'd never part with)... It took me a long time to come around to the idea of owning a semi-auto pistol, mainly because of how much I hated shooting my dad's S&W 4506 back when I was a kid ... my ten year old self just couldn't handle the weight or the recoil, and no one ever taught me that you can't hold a semi like a revolver. A few years ago I bought a Rock Island 1911 and spent some time working on recoil management, which I found largely came down to grip. Like most people here, I'd disagree with the idea that chambering a round approximates felt recoil, but I would like to add that dry fire practice (drawing, presenting, "firing", reloading, chambering, etc.) is invaluable when it comes to setting muscle memory. I've become a much better shot through spending a couple hours a week just focusing on how I draw and hold the pistol. If my grip and presentation are consistently good, recoil is minimal and my shots are (more or less) on target when I do get out to the range. It doesn't really matter what pistol you're running... the same advice holds true.

This year I picked up a CZ75 9mm and I've been shooting that a bit more than the 1911. A CZ75 is a really hard gun not to fall in love with instantly, as I bet others here can attest to as well. But if the SHTF, I'd still probably grab the 1911 first... and me old WASR, haha.
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I have read ballistics and firearms experts for decades arguing over the stopping power of the .45 vs 9MM. I wonder, how many people, standing in front of someone who was about to shoot them, and given a choice, would pick a 1911 in .45 over a Glock 9MM. Personally, I would take my chance with the 9MM.

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damnitman wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:35 pm
I have read ballistics and firearms experts for decades arguing over the stopping power of the .45 vs 9MM. I wonder, how many people, standing in front of someone who was about to shoot them, and given a choice, would pick a 1911 in .45 over a Glock 9MM. Personally, I would take my chance with the 9MM.
Not if the .45 was FMJ and the 9mm was Spear Home Defense JHP. Frankly, I'd rather not have the muzzle of ANYTHING ever pointed at me again!
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damnitman wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:35 pm
I have read ballistics and firearms experts for decades arguing over the stopping power of the .45 vs 9MM. I wonder, how many people, standing in front of someone who was about to shoot them, and given a choice, would pick a 1911 in .45 over a Glock 9MM. Personally, I would take my chance with the 9MM.
They both suck at stopping people. This guy shot a criminal 6 times in fatal areas with his .45, they just weren’t immediately fatal.
https://www.police1.com/officer-shootin ... pnqqHxwMq/

The 9mm vs .45 debate is essentially a 9mm vs M1911 debate. It’s less about the caliber than it is about justifying the 1911.

Carry what you shoot best with, that matters more than caliber. A single hit with a .22 is more lethal than 7 misses with a .45.
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