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Old 08-12-2017, 09:51 AM
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So, I'm going to put on some body armor and take advantage of this thread to ruffle the feathers of some of the 1911 shooters here.

In general, I feel modern technology is superior to older technology. Craftsmanship and attention to detail maybe not so much but materials, methods of manufacture, and design have done nothing but improve.

The 1911 was pretty state of the art when it was introduced. Kind of the Glock 17 of that generation. The Glock 17 was pretty much the latest cutting edge design when it was released. Kind of the 1911 for its time.

While I understand the 1911 has its devoted followers (based mostly off of nostalgia or a love for the caliber or maybe the fact that the trigger lends itself to excellent shooting even from shooters with poor technique) I'd choose something like the Glock over a 1911 every time. More capacity, less weight, modern materials and finish that practically eliminate corrosion, and a simple design that makes operating the pistol and performing routine maintenance in the field exceptionally easy.

While the 1911 is a proven and well loved design and modern examples can be very reliable and accurate, I just don't fully understand why anyone would make it their choice for a primary handgun when there are better options available today. For me, the 1911 is big, heavy, and has a rather limited capacity and I'd much rather carry something modern that is smaller, lighter, and holds more rounds.

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No way could older guns compare with newer ones like these

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A lot of people carry Derringers...a design that hasn't really changed since the 1800's.
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