Originally Posted by johnlives4christ
there are several reasons for the 1911 not being used as a duty or military weapon. the first reason is as police officers, they dont get to choose the weapon they carry, normally the person that does choose sets behind a desk.
the second reason is that 1911's are normally more expensive than lets say a Glock
and the third reason is that it takes some training to use a weapon. the training of the use of a glock is easier and cheaper than with a 1911. that includes use and maintenance.
the forth reason is maintenance. proper maintenance is easier on a glock than a 1911. it's faster and it's less involved. and a 1911 needs to be adjusted in order to work properly, especially the extractor. it's a lot easier to issue glocks and not worry about it, than it is to have 2 or 3 1911's out of a hundred that needs to be tweaked.
I was with you all the way to there.
Lemme see now. Sistima. Ballester Molina. Series 70 Gold Cup. Series 80 1991 Compact. Other Series 70 Gold Cup. 1918 Reissue. Springfield 1911. Other Springfield 1911. Auto Ordnance Pit Bull. Ace. Kimber Pro CDP. Ain't never "adjusted" anything on any of 'em. They all worked from the first time I pulled the trigger. If they didn't work I replaced the magazine with a Chip McCormick, and they started working again. Some needed to be "shot in", but none of them ever needed any tweaking.
You been listening to too many Glockophiles.
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