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Have you thought about giving up your 1911 due to current events?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Joe Link, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My primary carry gun is (or was) a Dan Wesson CCO, a gun I love dearly. For the past six months I've been carrying my XDm .45 with a spare mag, and the only reason is because of the 10 or 14 round capacity (depending on what I'm wearing). It seems across the country more and more crimes are being committed by people in groups.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    That is why I carry Glock 23 and a spare mag. 27rds of .40. Sometimes I even carry two extra mags for 40rds total.
     
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  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nope...though I do trade off for a CZ82 from time to time.
     
  4. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Still carrying my 1911, but I suspect the day is coming when I will feel compelled to switch to my FNP-45. I see change taking place but not good change.
     
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  5. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Nope. I carry a Para P13-45 so I feel pretty well covered.
     
  6. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I would lay odds that if the situation were ever to happen that you were actively shooting, the mob would break and scatter quickly. Just look at the vid from the Florida internet cafe...two armed assailants beat feet ljke no tomorrow as soon as someone took action. That said, I have more than 10 rounds at my disposal.....
     
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  7. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    No, I've got a handful of extra mags for that pistol.. It's so familiar to me reloading is barely an afterthought.

    I have *thought* about buying something w/ add'l mag capacity though.. In case I have to lay down a little suppressive fire for my getaway.
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    FN 5.7; 30 round ext mag haha - no not really.
     
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  9. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I have used a 1911 since i was eighteen - it works and I trust it. I will stick with a 1911.

    James Ruby
     
  10. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Excellent question..Joe.. Along with my EDC..my "Get Home Bag" goes wherever I go.. In that..among other things..I keep a FNP45 USG and 5 loaded mags.. But..to answer the specific question..yes..I've gone to a higher capacity EDC...
     
  11. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I carried a P12-45 for years and gave it up when I got a CBOB. the P12 would carry 11+1 or 12+1 depending on the mag. (I'd cay "clip", but don't want to ruffle too many feathers!:laugh:) I agree with others here when they say they have confidence in the 1911, and I agree with Unka-Boo that someone fighting back against the attacker(s) would change the dynamics of the situation.
     
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  13. volcomdork182

    volcomdork182 Gresham/portland New Member

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    I sold my glock 23 for a 357 lcr. Its not a 1911, but I wouldn't trade back (my next purchase will be a 1911). With the cylinder loaded and 2 speed strips in my pocked i feel safe. If you hit what your aiming at there is no need for so many bullets. Also I wouldn't want to kill 27 people cause they are attacking me like a mob. I would want to asses the threat until the group stops being a threat. I believe once people start dropping everyone is going to see that you pose as much of a threat as them and people will start fleeing. Especially if its not expected. No one wants to die or be wounded no matter how "hard" they think they are. But you never know, some people are crazy.
     
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  14. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had already thought about current events so I never bought a 1911. :)
     
  15. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Won't give up any of my 1911s. I carry a polymer pistol now. I have for a couple years.
     
  16. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Won't give up any of my 1911s. I carry a polymer pistol now. I have for a couple years though.
     
  17. sigsam

    sigsam oregon Active Member

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    The best gun to have is one you have faith in. If I was in a do or die I would want my Colt 1911 in .38 super feels like my hand pointing a finger. thats my 2 sense.:cool:
     
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  18. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    This. ^

    I am sure any number of handguns would suit me well, but I stick with my 1911 which is what I am comfortable with, and that I know that I can shoot well.
     
  19. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a single stack pistol better than a double stack pistol, so 17 rounds that don't hit the mark are not any better than 9 good hits.
     
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  20. Captin Reload

    Captin Reload Washinton New Member

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    G19 for same reason.