I don't have any plans to be shooting in my late 120s, so I don't worry too much about if a gun will last 100 years.let me know when your plastic gun hits 100 and we will see.old semperfi
I don't know what part of the country you live in, or what dangers you might face while out in the woods hunting. But if you intend to carry this pistol all day long, you might want to consider either a different gun, or load only 7 rounds in the mag. I carry a 1911A, and I can tell you now that if I was doing anything other than walking, or standing, I would be carring a lighter gun myself! Just remember that the 1911 has been carried all over the world by our troups, and it has proven it's self to be a pistol that you can rely on, no matter the conditions. I would not hesitate to use the H&K, and I would not worry about the polymer framed guns, but the steel of the 1911 will hold up just as well, if not better in the long run. However, if I were worried about bears, or big cats, the .45 would not be my gun of choice! I would step up to the .44 mag revolver.Thanks for the suggestions guy's. the ideal purpose for the gun is secondary backup while hunting(especially during muzzle loader season) but if I can get my carry permit in pa in a few months I would carry it also. I like the look of the hk45 and it has a hammer which I have deemed to be very important for ease of use and for when I am hunting I can de-cock the hammer unlike the glock or the Springfield xd. So you can carry with one in the camber and not have to worry about the gun in the holster, the safety, or having to pull the slide back at the moment you need it to fire. Also the o-ring barrel is concerning cause I just wander if its going to wear out or do I have to replace it every time I clean the gun. The accessory rails although not really important are nice. As much as I'd like to have a steal frame gun like the colt 1911 in .45 I feel that a polymer gun may stand up to the conditions better and who knows it may even be cheaper to replace parts. Thanks for your help I'll definitely have to go try them on for size to bad it's hard to do after the sandy hook massacre.