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Old 01-10-2016, 01:36 PM
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Zombie thread? What better to put it down than a GI 1911 with ball ammo?
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:33 PM
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Zombie thread? What better to put it down than a GI 1911 with ball ammo?
Are you implying there's something categorically wrong with old things that won't go away?
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This has been a GREAT read for anyone considering the M&P 45 or the 1911.
I have a first gen. Kimber 1911 & love it. I went thru build guns, Colts & other plane jane's but nothing has been as reliable & accurate as my Kimber. that being said, I'm considering the M&P .45 & it looks like I'll have to go out & give one a try for comparison. I have a compact M&P 9mm 2.0 & love the grip & handling. the M&P .45 full size has the same texture & feel in the hand. also, thoughts about my Kimber 1911 sitting in a Property/Evidence room after a good shoot makes me pause a bit (I use to do that type of work & saw many a fine firearm languish & collect dust). it's much easier to see a M & P sit there than my Kimber.
Thanks for the help fella's. Tom

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I am a 1911 aficionado. I do not own an M&P 45 but will say. As a first gun the ease of use, reliability and and accuracy of major name brand plastic is probably a good choice over the 1911. (XD45 owner)
It would be like asking about getting a newer car vs an old classic.
If you mind the maintenance and dont plan to practice with the safety youre better off with plastic.

Edit. I just noticed the date. please let this thread rest in peace now.
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Exactly, which is why my shield 45s, note plural, are my carry choice over my Sig Ultra any day. Not that I don't love my lil Sig, but it's heavier and worth well over double the cost of a Shield 45.

Currently own commander and officer size 1911s from S&W, Sig, and Rock Island Armory (don't knock them). Apples to oranges when comparing them to an M&P. The grip angles and bore axis alignment are different. Polymer frame vs. alloy, scandium, and/or steel. Double stack mag vs. single stack.

It's just hard to beat the 1.0 M&P 45 overall when it comes to accuracy, shoot-ability, weight, reliability, and cost. Note all my 1.0 M&P 45s have the Apex trigger and sear. They are very accurate out of the box and easily met, and exceeded, my minimum requirement of 2"-2.5" group @ 25 yards off sandbags. Even better w/ a storm lake barrel drop in.


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Furthermore, consider a pistol used during a lawful self-defense shooting will be confiscated as evidence until the case clears. I'll cry less having to hand over and possibly never seeing my $500 M&P than my $1,200 - up 1911 again.
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I have both, a Colt Series 70 1911, and a Shield 45. If I could only have one, it would be the M&P. 1) I don't like external safeties on a home defense/personal protection handgun. And, 2) It took the requisite 300-500 round break-in, plus a few trips to the gunsmith before the 1911 became reliable enough to depend on. My M&P's ran right out of the box. YMMV.
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I remember all too well when almost every professional shooter was using some form of 1911. Then Glock and some of the other plastic makes offered free guns to shooting teams in order to endorse their product into the sports.
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This has been a GREAT read for anyone considering the M&P 45 or the 1911.
I have a first gen. Kimber 1911 & love it. I went thru build guns, Colts & other plane jane's but nothing has been as reliable & accurate as my Kimber. that being said, I'm considering the M&P .45 & it looks like I'll have to go out & give one a try for comparison. I have a compact M&P 9mm 2.0 & love the grip & handling. the M&P .45 full size has the same texture & feel in the hand. also, thoughts about my Kimber 1911 sitting in a Property/Evidence room after a good shoot makes me pause a bit (I use to do that type of work & saw many a fine firearm languish & collect dust). it's much easier to see a M & P sit there than my Kimber.
Thanks for the help fella's. Tom
Why revive a necro thread? Why not start a new one?
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lots of info is a good thing, adding on to old info is even better!!
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