Thread: I drank the kool-aid...
10/01/2010 9:26am, #41
When I first started shooting I found 1911s were really easy to shoot. The recoil is extremely easy to control. 9mm feels to me like it recoils much more sharply.
Now that I've been shooting for a while, though, I'm considering re visiting 9mm to cut costs of shooting. Also I'm considering shooting lead free for health reasons and if I were to do that I'd really have to cut ammo costs.
10/01/2010 12:45pm, #42
As for the health aspects, have you looked into plated bullets? It is my understanding that health benefits are achieved by completing surrounding the lead core with copper plating. Cabela's has Berry's Preferred Plated Bullets for $37.99 per 250 of 230gr RN; MidwayUSA has Rainier LeadSafe Bullets for $139.99 per 1,000 of 230gr RN (or $291.99 per 2,000 of the same bullet with free freight). I don't know of any loaded ammunition made with such bullets, but it's possible a commercial reloader sells some.
10/01/2010 1:15pm, #43
Wow, plated bullets! Good idea!
I will look into using them!
10/02/2010 1:04am, #44
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i will chime in with this. I own a les bear that works flawlessly with about 1000 rounds threw it. I carry it on occasion. Then i have a glock 19 with about 4000 rounds threw it that i carry for work. I then have another glock 19 with about 700 rounds threw it that i use for daily carry. I have a glock 23 with about 150 rounds threw it that sits in my gun safe. I love my 1911 but looking back at it. I could have two more glock 19's and another glock 23 for the same price as my 1911 or another Ar-15 for the price i payed for my 1911. **** why did i buy the 1911.
10/02/2010 1:33am, #45
Rock Island Armory: At this price, everyone can afford to own a quality 1911...and shoot it, too.*
*That's a link to Centerfire Systems, but they're also available from Bud's Gun shop and "Bellshireguns" on GunBroker. I might contact Ivan at RIA and see if he'd like to use that in their advertising copy.
10/03/2010 4:16pm, #46
I buy quality 1911s (a Kimber $700.00, SA $550). I feed them quality ammo and maintain the well. I don't add crazy crap or switch components. I have God only knows how many rounds through each of them with no problems at all. I've had a front sight on a Glock come loose (twice) because they are essentially just press fit in and the rear sight on my Glock just start sliding around (I replace both with properly installed custom sights and now it's perfect). Glocks are good guns. Their marketing is incredible. I actually prefer Sigs to anything else (my new XD is growing on me though) but ultimately there is no perfect death ray and everyone can be well served by doing their own research, finding the best gun to suite their needs and then actually getting out and training with it. The last element seems to escape a lot of people. I hear a lot of 1911 vs Glock arguments from people who could handle neither one if their life depended on it.
10/03/2010 5:44pm, #47
While we're on the topic of 1911s, anyone have any experience with 1911 compacts? I'm thinking of picking up a 3" compact for CWP (another Rock Island), and I've read good reviews, but curious if there is anything unique to this style I should be aware of."Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
10/03/2010 11:25pm, #48Originally Posted by The M1911 Complete Owner's Guide, by Walt Kuleck
10/04/2010 12:06am, #49
Shorter barreled 1911 pistols tend to be bushingless with bull barrels. They are usually quite reliable and well made but harder to take apart and reassemble than a standard 1911. I have never had an unreliable 1911 and that's after 3 normal priced models, not even semi customs. I think the 1911 is getting less respect than it deserves more often nowadays.
Keep in mind that my favorite pistols are SIGs, CZs and Glocks by the way. I can definitely agree that
1911s can be hyped up quite a bit, but a well made one is something great.
10/04/2010 10:45pm, #50
Appreciate the feedback. I'm way too addicted to buying new guns."Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69