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Old 05-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #25501
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #25502
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I've had great luck with a Taurus 1911, although I'd like one of the new Remingtons.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #25503
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Rob Pincus has stated his opinion of small 1911's. I tend to agree, with the realization one of the most reliable 1911's I ever owned was a Colt Officer's Model (3.5" barrel), though by all accounts that was a one-off.

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Hmm. It would probably be more of a range gun and something to fondle and appreciate for it's beauty but I think if maintained well they are reliable. It won't be my only gun regardless as I plan to keep my kahr and also get something like a kel tec .32 or a ruger lcp to carry. Something that can fit in a pocket.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:18 AM   #25504
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Hands down.

Mine has been flawless for 1300rds now. I have heard of someone having trouble with one once, but their customer service (Armscor) is fantastic, so you're good either way.

I reccomend the tactical model unless you have a specific interest in the GI models.
MY old GI was just dead nuts accurate and dead nuts reliable even with the cheapest russian ammo.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:42 AM   #25505
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Rob Pincus has stated his opinion of small 1911's. I tend to agree, with the realization one of the most reliable 1911's I ever owned was a Colt Officer's Model (3.5" barrel), though by all accounts that was a one-off.

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First of all, I want to start out with an apology for starting the Glock bashing/defending bit. I actually do not consider Glocks to be bad guns in every respect, although I do not presently own one.....I used to own a 17 and shot it quite a bit.....and doubt I will again anytime soon. My current "I want one" semi-auto is a SA XDM Competition in 9x19. I just get nervous when I read words like I did here, and respond almost instinctively.....those words being something like "I'm a new shooter and thinking about getting a Glock." I simply do not think it is a suitable gun for a newbie.

Re 1911s, and small ones specifically. I love 1911s....not as much as Sniper but they are great, fun, generally good-shooting guns. I tend to agree with Rob Pincus too, and would probably extend his comments to all 1911s although the more compact ones are the most problematic. I've often said that anyone who claims that their particular 1911 has never malfunctioned just haven't shot it enough, and yes, I know, some of you will now claim thousands of trouble free rounds. I'm not calling you liars.......but suspect you may have miscounted or forgotten a jam or two!

Now, having said all of that, my SA EMP in 9x19 has not jammed. Never, not once. It seems that The Commander once said in this thread that the EMP is not a real 1911, although it sure looks like one, and all of the internals appear very 1911-like. I will also admit that this gun hasn't been fired a huge amount, probably 700-800 total rounds and none in real adverse conditions.

One of these days I want to take some classes, a tactical shotgun class and maybe some more advanced handgun classes. If you're a gun-nut like me, this is more about playing and learning than it is about preparing for some grim event in the future.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:14 AM   #25506
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I have the old style P7 with the mag release at the grip base. My first centerfire pistol, bought 30 years ago. It has ruined me for other pistols. Light, accurate, easy to take down, the only nit I could pick would be that it gets uncomfortably hot above the trigger after 50-100 rounds.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #25507
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Re 1911s, and small ones specifically. I love 1911s....not as much as Sniper but they are great, fun, generally good-shooting guns. I tend to agree with Rob Pincus too, and would probably extend his comments to all 1911s although the more compact ones are the most problematic. I've often said that anyone who claims that their particular 1911 has never malfunctioned just haven't shot it enough, and yes, I know, some of you will now claim thousands of trouble free rounds. I'm not calling you liars.......but suspect you may have miscounted or forgotten a jam or two! .
I believe that the cause of this is that the short lightweight guns have less mass, and therefore less inertia. This causes short stroking if the gun is not held rigidly and is allowed to recoil excessively. Most of the short guns have steel slides that weigh almost as much as the rest of the gun, and that makes the situation worse.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #25508
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I believe that the cause of this is that the short lightweight guns have less mass, and therefore less inertia. This causes short stroking if the gun is not held rigidly and is allowed to recoil excessively. Most of the short guns have steel slides that weigh almost as much as the rest of the gun, and that makes the situation worse.
That makes sense. I remember that when I used to shoot a lot of IPSC there were a disproportionate number of malfunctions during "weak hand" stages or portions of stages. I know that my STI Edge would FTF occasionally when I was shooting the gun left-handed/one-handed (I am right handed), and that it got better when I made a more conscious effort to keep my arm and wrist more rigid. The Edge is not a short lightweight gun, but the same principle undoubtedly applies.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #25509
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #25510
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Anybody spend any time with the M1A socom 16?



Went to the gun show last weekend and saw a tanker garand, it kinda stuck with me...

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #25511
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #25512
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #25513
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:23 PM   #25514
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Anybody spend any time with the M1A socom 16?



Went to the gun show last weekend and saw a tanker garand, it kinda stuck with me...

A buddy of mine has one, so I've handled it, but not shot it. It's kind of the epitome of the go-to gun; although, I have a different idea of the go-to (Marlin 1895). He bought maybe 2000 or maybe it was 5000 rounds of .308 ammo and has it all in a safe in his house, with a bunch of other stuff. If there is ever a zombie apocolypse his house will likely survive. He's an avid hunter/fisherman and has at least one or two freezers absolutely full of game food. If the power goes out he's screwed...although, knowing him he has a generator and a backup generator :)
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #25515
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Anybody spend any time with the M1A socom 16?



Went to the gun show last weekend and saw a tanker garand, it kinda stuck with me...

Had a Tanker Garand built on a SA action. Nothing but problems with it. Handled nice, but it would FTF about every other clip - and Garands are a pain to clear (unless there is some secret to it) when cartridges get messed up in the clip.
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