Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by JLA, May 28, 2012.

  1. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I looked at glocks a few years back and listened to the blah blah about it from my dealer . Then he handed it to me and i bought a Ruger 45 . been happy ever since. Didnt like the grip or balance so no glocs for me. I guess its why they make more than one brand. lol
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    I think I'm gonna be sick:bleh: I respect them as a good functioning firearm-that is it. hate the triggers, hate the rake, glocks in 40's jump like hyperactive frogs and they aint always perfect running guns. Just trying to bring you back to the steel world bro.

  3. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    Nice looking rifle Josh. If you get the time a range report would be cool. Would like to see what kinda groups a Shilen can produce.

    Good looking lad, bet he keeps you busy.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Oh yeah. Hes my little helper. If either of my boys become gunsmiths to carry on my work it will be him.

    I still have to develop a load for it. I just got it broke in last saturday. Fired 50 rounds with the dadgum cleaning between shots for the first 10, between 5 shot groups for the next 30 and after a 10 ahot string to round it out. All 50 shots were in a 3/4" hole on the paper at 100 yards.

    Im confident after a decent load is developed it will print some nice SUB 1/2 MOA groups. Maybe even better than that. Only issue I have with the barrel is it doesnt have much leade. Maybe only .050" or so. Id love for it to have .150", so other than a shorter than id like seating depth, its golden. But I view the short leade as a long term blessing. Being that its barreled on a long action means I can chase the rifling out as the throat erodes and get the maximum amount of rounds down the tube while maintaining magazine length.
  5. slickab

    slickab Member

    Feb 24, 2008 the the tattoo's on your 1911's.

    Years ago got I was in the market for my first serious pistol. The cops and my brother all said, there are many fine handguns out there,1911's,
    Smith or Colt or Ruger wheelguns, CZ's, Hi-Powers to mention a few. You will
    not stop at one, so, for now get a Glock. I bought a model 19, and spent a fortune putting thousands of rounds through it. I have normal size hands,
    so shooting it feels like shaking hands with a 2X4. Never any type of bobble
    or wobble. The most reliable firearm I have ever fired. Semi-accurate, 5"
    groups offhand at 15 yards, all around point of aim. $500 gun, $100 for
    Trijicon night sights, $350 for internal laser sight, $100 for 3 model 18
    magazines. So I have $1050 in a pistol that has not seen the light of day
    for 3 or 4 years. I would take $1000 for her, but not a penny less. But if
    things get awry, I can load the 5 mags and have 120+ rounds ready to go.
    Glocks have their place in the total picture and I am glad I have one. My
    foremost passion is 1911's in .45 ACP.
  6. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    I'm truly sorry for your current medical condition, Josh. I think a brain scan or an MRI may be in order. I'll be pullin' for your recovery....My best wishes, Bob
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I think is passing, HelixFR has helped me contract CZitis. I did some work to my CZ-75 CWC and now im justifying a Czechmate. Im on the verge of selling one of my Custom built LR rifles and maybe even a 1911. :eek:
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    thats it , now i know your sick . Medic!!!!!
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    But id replace the one I sold with a Colt Commander.
  10. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    hmmmm second opinion time ( and a back up with a straight jacket in case )
  11. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Tne id accurize it to shoot one holers at 25.
  12. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Mobile, Al.
    Glock V 1911.

    I like 'em both. Certain things about each that I like

    To me, the Glock is likened to an AK as the 1911 is to an AR.