The Perfect 1911 Pistol!

Coop45

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An addiction, or affliction?

Asking for a friend of course!
LOL!! When I got my .45 ECO, I thought it was an affliction, but a trip back to DW and it turned back into an addiction. Your friend sure is nosy. LOL!
 

Spcwolf

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Apr 16, 2013
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Okay. But this is not exactly saying "custom" to me:

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The original designer would have produced the 1911 in reference if he could have.

that being said, I own a Springfield milspec 45
It shoots just fine, eats any ammo I put in it, never once jammed on me. And I really tried to make it jam, put hollow points in it, shot it till it’s hot and dirty, then tried to make it jam by not gripping it correctly. And it still would not fail to feed or chamber the next round. The gun has its place, on my nightstand. Nothing like 8 rounds of 230 grain ranger Winchester if things go bump in the night. And if that isn’t enough, my maverick 88 7+1 12 gauge is next in line.
 

no2gates

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Aug 31, 2013
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Not feelin' it. Looks like a fine weapon, but there's too many changes and alterations to the classic 1911 lines and added-on modern doodads.
Yeah, that's not a 1911, it's a 2011. It's a nice looking weapon, but doesn't look like a 1911.
Browning didn't know about Picatinny back then...
 

Axxe55

Just me and the dog.
Dec 15, 2019
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John Browning was constantly evolving his designs, pushing for a better firearm. I think he's be impressed as well as proud that his pistol design has stood up to time and stayed popular. But as we look at the final pistol he was working on, the Browning Hi-Power we see he was always looking to improve and better his designs as he moved forward. It too has held up well through the years, and almost as popular as the 1911.
 

bbbass

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Sep 2, 2020
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The original designer would have produced the 1911 in reference if he could have.

that being said, I own a Springfield milspec 45
It shoots just fine, eats any ammo I put in it, never once jammed on me. And I really tried to make it jam, put hollow points in it, shot it till it’s hot and dirty, then tried to make it jam by not gripping it correctly. And it still would not fail to feed or chamber the next round. The gun has its place, on my nightstand. Nothing like 8 rounds of 230 grain ranger Winchester if things go bump in the night. And if that isn’t enough, my maverick 88 7+1 12 gauge is next in line.
What is the "perfect" 1911?

I see that it's a matter of perspective. I like a tricked out gun, others like the simplicity of a design that always works, as compared to the custom guns that sometimes can be finicky.

One of my first handguns 50+ years ago was an old govt issue GI Colt .45ACP. Yes it ran flawlessly, the tolerances were not tight so it didn't have issues there (so loose the slide rattled), but it was pretty worn out and I couldn't hit the side of an elevator car from inside the elevator. I liked that gun but it wasn't much use for target shooting. Bedside, yes. But I have other weapons for bedside.
 

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