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what would you rather carry: any full size Glock up to .45 acp or a 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by joeshmo, May 15, 2012.

  1. joeshmo

    joeshmo eugene oregon Member

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    i was watching some torture test videos about the guns and alot of it seemed biased. i was just wondering what everyones opinion is because i like both of them ive shot a couple glocks and 1911s b4.
     
  2. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Kind of a loaded question.

    A 500 dollar 1911 isn't worth the gas to drive to a gun shop. So I would carry the Glock.

    But a 2k dollar 1911, provided round count wasn't an issue (For whatever reason), would win out over the Glock.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    For me Glock or other non external safety gun like my M&P. I have spent so much time shooting them I am afraid that in a high stress self defense situation I would forget to take the safety off. IF I was to carry a gun with an external safety again I would have to do A LOT of training/practice first.
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    This
     
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The only issue I have with the full sized 1911 is the limited magazine capacity. Yes 8+ 1 should be enough but just in case I'd rather have the compact double stack version of the 1911. Also you save weight with the glock
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I also hate the 1911 external safety.
     
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  7. joeshmo

    joeshmo eugene oregon Member

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    glocks are my favorite polymer pistol. i think some of the low end 1911s could be a good value, but ive only owned a compact kimber cdp, and the others ive shot except 1 were kimbers. ive read some good reviews about springfield an rock island armory guns
     
  8. joeshmo

    joeshmo eugene oregon Member

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    its probably a bad thing but i rarely used the external safety on my cdp and just relied on the grip safety
     
  9. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    The Glock lovers will tell you to go with Glock. The same will happen with the 1911 fans.

    I prefer single action auto's over all others, and the Browning Hi-Power is my all time favorite handgun.

    The 45acp will cost you a bunch more to shoot, compaired to a 9mm.

    You really can't go wrong with either choice, buy what fits your hand better and you shoot the best.

    Mag capacity is not an issue for me, being able to hit my target on the first shot is what matters.
     
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  10. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    You're going to see all the biased (either way) people on here now! LOL I wouldn't say I am biased between a Glock vs 1911, because they are way different guns. I am "biased" about synthetic framed guns, I'd take a Glock over an XDm, FN, HK, or any other polymer gun I can think of if they were all the same price. Between a 1911 and a Glock, I'd take a Glock for carry, and that is what I carry, a 23. I've had several 1911s, S&W, Colt, and Kimber, I really liked them, but not enough to justify the price, and honestly, you offer me a Wilson 1911 or a Glock and I have to keep it and carry it forever, I'd still take the Glock. I keep coming back to them, and I've found I like the 19/23 size best, my 26 was a tad easier to carry, but not much. I like how Glocks have higher capacity, have a rail, and are very simple and easy to take apart. I know I could carry ann extra mag, get a 1911 with a rail, and some people say taking a 1911 apart is just as easy (BS!!), but I'm happy with my Glock, someday I'll have both, but I will always have a Glock before a 1911.
     
  11. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    1911 for me. I've owned 3 glocks and 2 1911's. Got rid of all my glocks!
     
  12. tank3d

    tank3d Eugene Member

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    NW Armory...I heard on the Lars show...has the Springfield Armory Range Officer for $749...just FYI
     
  13. joeshmo

    joeshmo eugene oregon Member

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    if anyones interested in a 357 magnum ruger im tryin to trade for a 1911.
     
  14. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Well
     
  15. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I'd take the glock for the lack of manual safety and the capacity...

    In reality I wouldnt get either. I'm not a big fan of the 45acp.
    If I were going for a full size glock with a big bullet i'd go with a 50 GI

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  16. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    No competition. 1911 is much more accurate. As per round capacity I guess you need more rounds when you have a glock.
     
  17. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Everybody cites higher capacity as a reason to carry Glock. On the other hand, if you are carrying a pouch(es) for spare mags, you can put your 13 round double stack Glock mag in each slot, or 2 single stack 45 mags. Depending on what mag you use, you could have 14, 16, or 20 rounds of 45 in each pouch. So in actuality, you can carry more rounds of 45 in the same space.

    That said, I'll stick with my 1911s, and you can keep your Glunk. :laugh:
     
  18. tomcat mv

    tomcat mv Maple Valley WA Member

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    Mmmm a $500 1911 is a POS? Funny, I have three that run like tops.
     
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  19. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Or you could carry 13+1 and no extra magazine :laugh:
    14+1 with a mag extension.
    If you really want to carry LOTS of ammo, you can get a spare 27 round magazine.

    Extra magazines are clunky and cumbersome. I'm not looking to wear batmans belt just to support all of the accessories.
    I'd prefer just to carry those extra rounds in the gun.
     
  20. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Ok, since you felt you had to bring up the stick mags for Glock, they make extended capacity mags for 1911 as well. The comparison to which I was drawing attention is between mags of similar length. You could probably make a Glock mag that held 417 rounds, but the thing would be six feet long. My point was that if you compare a 8 round Wilson combat 1911 mag to a 13 round Glock 21 mag, they are roughly equivalent in length. The 1911 mag is much thinner, being a single stack, allowing you to carry more of them in the same space. So you want to carry a Glock with a 27 round mag sticking out the end, be my guest. A standard capacity 13 rounder only gives 5 extra rounds over a 8 round 1911 mag. I can admit to that. When it comes to reloads, the single stack mags are more space efficient. Again, it is your prerogative to carry only the magazine in the weapon, but I will ALWAYS have one or more reloads.