1911 the best one?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by hogger129, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Is the 1911 really the best combat pistol of all time? I think so. What do you guys think and why?
  2. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    I think the 1911 has more tradition than most others.
    But what about the old wheel guns the military used to use?

    But when it comes to ability, capacity, and ease of use . .. I would think that something like the HK or Baretta would be the winner.

  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I mean in terms of all-around "best." Accuracy, reliability, power, speed. I don't like the Beretta. The 92FS/M9 is too big for my hands. I don't shoot very accurately with them either. And I heard the military had lots of problems with them when they were first adopted in '85.
  4. dogngun

    dogngun New Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Berks County, PA
    I started shooting them aropund 40 years ago, have 2 now (ARMSCOR's) and I really enjoy shooting them. I carry one or the other pretty often. I also love revolvers, and have other pistols as well. They are great pistols, but as far as "THE BEST?"....I don't think there is such a thing.

    The 1911 is a great defence pistol for many people but many people think it's an obsolete POS.
    It depends a lot on what you want and need and what you like.

    I am NOT one of those who worships the 1911, but I love shooting them and know pretty much what to expect from them by now.
    I am comfortable with one around.
    I'll leave it there.

  5. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    It might not be the best one but it would be my choice, but I have not been combat so my opinion is moot.
  6. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    PS Hogger. I liked your old Dirty Harry Pic better.
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