I have always wanted to own 1911. However, I never had the ability or knowledge to carry in condition 1. As I got older and more experience and learned about the history of 1911, I decided it was time to own and train on a 1911 platform. I have two 1911, and both are part of my EDC rotation.
Both my 1911are factory made 1911. Springfield Ronin 4inch and Magnum Research Commander 4.33inch. After many moons of carrying DA/SA, I have put away my DA/SA—time to carry a historical firearm until the sun no longer shines on me. I am Saving up for a Custom 1911-https://cabotguns.com/
While researching 1911, I found a video that sums up how I feel!
I’ve never felt intimidated by the 1911. The Government taught thousands of farm boys in both world wars how to shoot them well enough to be sent in to harm’s way so equipped.
Of all the service size semiautos I’ve had the pleasure of shooting, the 1911 is still my favorite
Something tells me you didn’t watch the video
There are a lot of them to dream about. I enter the Cabot gun giveaway every time they have one
Here’s another one I dream about 1911 C4 | 2.1 LBS, 4 in Barrel, Damascus Steel & More
“Something” was wrong. I did watch it.
And my words in post stand.
Just ribbing you, he was not very complementary of the 2011 …
Yeah… I didn’t want to start “2011” conversation at this thread. But actually he was right. 1911 will be remembered forever, 2011 may be replaced by something else soon.
For me, it doesn’t matter. I value 1911 a lot, but use 2011 everyday. What is gonna happen with these models within next 30 - 50 years? I don’t care.
I never heard of them. The fact it is an American company is even better! I need to save many pennies!! 1911 is, by far as the video started is like driving an old American muscle car. It never goes out of style!
Some nice looking customs you folks are looking at. I really enjoy shooting the 1911’s…
You have an impressive one in the works if I remember correctly
IMHO until you start to modify your own 1911 you don’t really have the essence of the gun. I’m not talking replacing sights and springs but taking a file to the frame and making it fit your hand. I did a thread a while back on modifying a Rock Island “Rock Standard” . It kind of died on the vine as I have a motor to build more home projects than I can count and then there is the whole $$$ thing which quite frankly is not as big of an issue as it was when I started the thread but now I have no time.
Unlike an AR the 1911 is not a Lego kit where you just add and subtract but the base platform does not change. I’ve not delved into Glocks but there is a considerable short list of parts and modifications to be done to my 43X simply because they need to be done as opposed to because the gun works fine as it is. Yes that makes no sense which is why it makes perfect sense.
I consider a 1911 to be like a Jeep. Until you rip out both axles , replace the motor and fix the drive line and suspension you have a really uncomfortable not very effective car that doesn’t do anything well and most things poorly but it works every time if you hold it right.
I will detail strip mine, replace the trigger, sights and such. The rest, is not in my talent range. I pay for someone to do it. If you have the skills to do more, power to you!
Yes Sir, it is at the DLC finisher, then back to the smith for assembly and sight installation. A month out? I can’t wait!
Those are very nice 1911s that you have selected, my friend.
I was looking at this for a project-
That letter and an original 1911 handgun should be placed in a frame and past on from this generation to the next. Or at the very least donated to a Museum.
We built this world from steel in many metaphorical ways, plastic will never last as long, hence, a good old slab side will never be appreciated as much as the Mona Lisa, metaphorically speaking!
I’m passing on my 1911’s to my grandkids, whom I’ve trained on the use and care. They’re standing at the door drooling and fighting over who gets which one!
Not to inflame an audience, but who is going to pass on their Glocks, these past few generations throw out the old and buy new.
As far as modifications go, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. As a matter of fact, who was the genius that replaced the series 70 with the series 80. Did we really need that modification?
Furthermore, there is NO other way to carry a 1911. Cocked and locked! Now that may be politically incorrect, so condition 1 will suffice!
Cocked and locked is easier to understand for those who are not versed in 1911 or hammer-fired pistols—then saying Conditions 1. Well, most can agree this PC is way out of hand. Please don’t get me started. I don’t want to be banned from this form . I lost my PC card a long time ago.
Don’t know much about 1911s except I like them,the way they feel in your hand, the way they point, the weight, how they function, the way they’re built. I don’t carry one but I really enjoy it…