Re: What is so wonderful about an 1911?
It was my great pleasure to finally obtain a 1911 a year ago. It is a Taurus PT-1911. I own a total of 7 semi-auto pistols. The PT-1911, a PT-99, 2 Ruger Mk1's, a CZ70 in 7.62x25 and a Beretta 1932 in 32acp. My favorite is the PT-1911. So far it has eaten everything I have fed it with no failures.It is everything I expected from the design. Both Mk1's are tack drivers at 10yds. The 1911 is almost as good. The CZ and the beretta are area guns. you will some where in the area you are aiming.
My apologies to Glocknut and others but the glock does not come close to comparing to the 1911. I have fired both and found the glock to be unwieldy and diffucult to aim. The lack of any safety put the glock at the bottom of my list. Hand a 3 yr. old a glock and a 1911 and guaranteed he will fire the glock hours before he figures out the 1911.
An earlier post quoted Jeff Copper as saying the glock was designed for those who have neither the time or the inclination to properly learn safe pistol handling techniques. With sufficient practice the safety on the 1911 become second nature under all circumstances.
This my personal opinion and I am not denigrating in any way those who love the glock or any other pistol. My personal preference is for a manual safety.