Re: Why Do People Say 1911's Suck?
Well a gun style that's been around and proven for 101 years has one problem, it obviously doesn't have any patent protection on the basic design so anybody with any gun shop or machine shop or whatever can pump out something that looks like the original masterpiece...with varying quality controls.
Saying 1911s suck is like saying all of any product sucks because there are are some cheap imitations around.
I used to work with a guy who was an avid gun collector and a Capt. in the Army in WWII. He used to tell me about his exploits in Europe with his trusty .45.
He was a big guy with big hands and would tell me how he put it to good use in WWII. Ask any German soldier or POW what he thought when someone pulled a 1911 out, massive muscle on a truly classic piece of made in the USA.
Suck? Not the real deal or some really good modern 1911s out there.