The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Drifting Fate

    Drifting Fate Been here awhile

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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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  2. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Remington did not make the 1911 used in WWII - Remington Rand, a spin off of Remington Arms, that made typewriters and other business machines, made more 1911s for the US military during WWII than any other manufacturer.

    A Remington Rand that my father bought via the NRA/DCM program was the first 1911 I was ever exposed to and is still in my family.
  3. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    But unless I am in error, Remington did make 500,000 for W W I, not W W II. But they were all wartime guns and the tradition is still there in the Remington R1.
  4. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    I stand corrected - two different manufacturers - two different wars.
  5. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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  6. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I've had great luck with a Taurus 1911, although I'd like one of the new Remingtons.
  7. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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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.
  8. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Banned

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    MY old GI was just dead nuts accurate and dead nuts reliable even with the cheapest russian ammo.
  9. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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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! :lol3

    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.
  10. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    :lol3

    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.
  11. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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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.
  12. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    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.
  13. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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  14. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    Anybody spend any time with the M1A socom 16?

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

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  15. EvilGenius

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    Want.

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  16. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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  18. acesandeights

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    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 :)
  19. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    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.
  20. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I've read about issues with the tanker garands, but I think it should be pointed out that the M1A SOCOM is a different rifle than a tanker garand.