Discussion in 'On Topic' started by PanzerAce, Aug 24, 2007.
[and I liked the XD more ]
your opinion is incorrect, please choose another.
You'll realize how much of a POS the XD is after you polish everything in
the 1911, let it spend the next 6 months at the 'smith, and find the exact
2, and only 2, mags that work with it.
THEN, after dropping $2500 come tell us the POS XD is better.....it's not
going to happen.
oh hell I'm going to get lit up.
or I could spend like 700 bucks at most on the XD and everything I need for it and shoot it better than assholes with the WC, since I have enough money left over for plenty of ammo and range time.
Plus, guns aren't supposed to spend time at the smith (unless its a really nice rifle getting built)
i'd send my sig in for trigger work if i wanted to
May get the sights swapped on my Sig, but the gunsmith at Bass Pro seems
to be willing to do that while I wait.
user 'idleprocess' was wanting a 1911 for a while and was feeding me links
and stuff.....they just seem to be too Ferrari-ish. Damn good when its
perfect, but that seems to be seldom, and yeah, certain other cars are just
as fast around the track with much lower initial cost and even better reliability,
but they're not a Ferrari.
But for the 1911 owners/lovers....I know they're not as bad as I made them
For some reason I've decided to be a troll today....wtf.
well, I'm still going to get a 1911, since I do love them, but the WC just didn't do it for me. I can see why some people like them, but really, I liked the Springfield Loaded that I shot awhile ago more than the WC
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p.s. where the fuck are the pics?
you're right. you'd never get laid, even by HIS mom.
YOU'RE A GODDAMN FUCKING IDIOT
it took you almost 5 hours, what the fuck is wrong with you that it took that long?
I was about to give up hope.
I guess now that that's done I can go do stuff.
jealous of what? you not getting laid? ok lol
first thing i thought of when i saw this thread was "wait til P_T sees this"
Ah, the link I fed richk was from some guy with no gunsmithing experience and no 1911-specific tools trying to build one from a no-name parts kit...
An interesting read that has dissauded me from a notion that I never had anyway - assembling a 1911 from parts.
Main thing I've learned about the 1911 from research is that its design is from an era when everything still had to be hand-fit. It was always intended to be a combat handgun for defensive use at short ranges. Build a racegun capable of 3" groups at 50 yards, and you seem to cut into its margins with the resulting reliability problems.
never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Those damn inconvenient facts.
That's pretty much what handguns were for, originally. This whole "target shooting" business is fairly new-fangled.
Heheh. Good English longbowmen could hit an apple at 200 yards.
That said, for the most part firearms have been utilitarian. The pioneers & settlers didn't use handguns for hunting. Ammo & powder were too expensive to throw shots away. Hence crazy long-barreled Pennsylvania long rifles & etc. Handguns were around then, but were almost entirely for close-range encounters, probably definsive; not driving tacks at 50 yards. (Duels not withstanding. Would you want to duel an ISPC champion? )
Anyway; fighting handguns like the 1911, Hi-Power (John Browning ) and subsequent & lesser weapons are merely the modern iteration of the trend towards smaller, lighter, and more accurate defensive personal weaponry.
What you think?
I agree. Fantastic! Wonderful! I hope someday I'm good enough to shoot 1.5" groups at 25 yards. A big part of that will be buying a .22LR conversion....
I can't remember if I had a point. I just don't like people dissin' on a nice 1911.