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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2006, 09:04:27 PM »
"Better" is in the eye of the beholder. Isn't it a wonder that
they are still making 1911s in the face of all those better
guns?

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2006, 09:35:58 AM »
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"Better" is in the eye of the beholder. Isn't it a wonder that
they are still making 1911s in the face of all those better
guns?

And now, Taurus has a new offering for the 1911 market.  This is from a review by Dick Metcalf entitled "Taurus's PT 1911: A true Testament To The Grand Old 1911" appearing in
Shooting Times/i]:

[size=10]The newest auto pistol from Taurus (Dept. ST, 16175 NW. 49th Ave., Miami, FL 33255; 800-327-3776; www.taurususa.com) is a very old familiar friend: a Government Model 1911.

The official name is Taurus Model PT 1911, and this .45 ACP pistol was introduced at the 2005 S.H.O.T. Show in January. It now becomes the firearms industry's latest testimonial to the world's seemingly insatiable demand for this most classic of all classic pistol designs. I got my hands on a preproduction model and can testify that it is a real tribute to the Model 1911. [/size]

http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/pt_080505/#cont
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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2006, 09:25:14 AM »
I think you got that quote wrong, Tracker.  Isn't it "Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder?"
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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2006, 12:55:10 PM »
You are correct, sir, and the more beers the more beauty.

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2006, 03:31:44 PM »
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You are correct, sir, and the more beers the more beauty.

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2006, 12:57:59 AM »
You'll get no complaints from me about Ol' Slabsides. Tried and true design. I've carried, done chores and took naps with one cocked and locked in a proper holster. Call me an old fart if you want to, but if I need a big gun, this is the one for me.

If you're stupid (apologies to who this applies to) dont buy a 1911. As with all guns, KEEP YOUR FINGER OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD!!!!! And don't try to lower the hammer on a live round. Remove the magazine and rack the slide to eject the live round in the pipe. Repeat  racking slide (I do it 3 times for any semi auto) and visually check the breach to be sure it's empty.

Safety? If you have a Colt series 80 or Kimber series II, did you know that there are 4 SAFETIES?

1. External Thumb Safety
2. Grip Safety
3. Firing pin Safety
4. Your index finger. Keep it off of the trigger.

How many safeties does a Glock have? Kahr? Our beloved R9? Not as many as the 1911. It amazes me how people seem to think that these modern weapons are somehow safer.

PLUS, how many of you can completely take apart a modern handgun down to the bare frame and put it back together? You can with a 1911. You're not even supposed to take a Glock apart or all those parts will go boing across the room. Says so in the Glock manual. You're supposed to take it to a Glock armorer or some such nonsense.

If you are gadget shy and dont like mechanical things, don't buy a 1911. It's the most simple yet sophisticated design for a handgun ever designed.

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2006, 07:43:09 AM »
Paveway:

Well said!  Colonel Cooper would have approved.   8)
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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2006, 08:35:53 AM »
Paveway,

I was happy to come back to the 1911, after buying a Kimber Custom Stainless Target II.

I enjoy how slim it is, and how it fits small hands just perfectly.

It is truly a remarkable handgun.

Bill  


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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2006, 08:16:22 PM »
Paveway,

It's great that you like antiques, more power to you.  Lots of people like antiques, that is why variations of the 1911 continue to be sold and why the Browning Hi-Power is still in production.  Modern handguns don't need all the "safeties" you mentioned.  That is because they are modern.

I have owned two Lugers in the past.  A real one and a stainless steel one.  Nice guns.  The stainless steel one was the most beautiful handgun I have ever owned(except for my standard R9) but after the gee wiz wore off I sold them.  They, like the 1911 have been totally outclassed by modern handguns.  Although I will admit that steady tweaking of the 1911 has gone on thru the years to make it as good as a single action can be made.

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2006, 12:07:47 PM »
Riffraff, that's what's so cool about this hobby. There's something for everyone to like. 8)

One persons dislike of one type of handgun is another's pure joy. And that's OK too.

The main thing is that we have and keep the right to OWN guns and SPEAK openly about it here in America.

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2006, 12:11:24 PM »
Well said Paveway.  I certainly agree.

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Re: Lower hammer on live round - M1911
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2006, 04:07:27 PM »
Amen to that.