Originally Posted by carver
There was an accuracy issue with the G.I. issued 1911's. They were designed to opperate in really bad conditions, and that would not allow for close tolerances. They were not target pistols! Close tolerances are required for accurat hits on target. These stories have been heard by a lot of folks who have never shot one. They just go by what they heard. The 1911A1 that I carry today is a far cry from what was issued to G.I.'s. I wouldn't swap my 1911 for a truck load of Glocks.
I'm with you Carver. Someone up above was looking out for me the day I swapped my Chinese SKS straight across for the Citadel (RIA) 1911 I have. I have since modified this 1911 to be just the way I like it. I wouldn't trade mine for a truckload of Glocks either.
The only people who say that the 1911's suck are people who do not know the 1911. I was so happy with the SKS to 1911 trade I almost crapped my pants. I used to carry the 1911 in the Navy every time I was Petty Officer of the Watch. I can hit a golf ball on a string from 35 yards with mine. How much more accuracy do I need with it? If the bad guy gets within 75 yards he's dead - oops - might take 2 or 3 rounds at that distance - but he's dead. I certainly am not going to be picking off a deer from 100 yards with it - I have my 30-30 for that (never say never though
Just got a new box of .45 ACP a couple weeks ago at a yard sale for $10.00 - gotta love Idaho!