RIA and me converted a Glock guy

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  1. 68c15

    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    at the range Saturday I was next to a guy I've seen there many times. He's got a decent collection of guns even though most of his handguns are Glock.

    He was telling me about 2 of them Saturday, saying "this is gen 1, this is gen 3" or whatever and "model blah blah blah". I asked if he ever tried a 1911. "No, never had a chance".

    I handed him my Rock Island 1911 with a full mag of 230 plated round nose. He fired twice, stopped to look at it, fired 2 more, smiled then finished it off rapid fire.

    His words, not mine. "Holy ****! Why do people bad mouth these? It works great and is easy to shoot. Tell me more about it. Where do I get one. I want one"
     
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  2. mudman35962

    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you have corrupted a glock guy. way to go, i'm proud of you in the best way.

    rick
     

  3. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

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    Obviously not really a “Glock guy”. When offered a chance to shoot a 1911 a hard core Glocky will generally hiss, cross themselves and try to throw holy water at your pistol:rolleyes:
     
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    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i was a glock guy "kind of" i got one and was very happy. for a time. then it blew up on me, twice! now sits on top of my gun safe. if a bad person steels it they can have it. it will not take up valuable room in the safe. this is the short story. i may never tell the long version, too painful.
    OH...i am a 1911 kind of guy. and am very happy! when the BS settles down i will look for another.

    rick
     
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Good on you Todd.:thumbsup:
     
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    deingy Well-Known Member

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    I grew up shooting my Dad's 1911, have 3 myself (1 RIA), and my son has a RIA. To my embarrassment, my son bought a used Clock. We both agree, no character. It's like when OSHA gets through with something, it works but the fun is gone.
     
  7. Stahlrosen

    Stahlrosen Well-Known Member

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    Awwww, I'd rather shoot my Glock, (essentially a 17) but I've had a lot of work done to it so it isn't stock. There is a newer Beretta out there I am dying to try though......
     
  8. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

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    The first pistol I ever fired was my grandpa's 1911, the second one I ever fired was his S&W in .38. I was too young to know what model of a Smith it was but I still prefer steel and wood over plastic. :)

    If you laid out three brand new glocks and one beat up old 1911 and told me I could choose between all three blocks or the one 1911, I'd take the 1911. Well maybe not, I might choose to take the three blocks, sell them, and buy a really nice 1911. :)
     
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    rawright54 Philogynist & Sycophant, Looking For Work Supporting Member

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    Well done, Todd! I'm proud of you. :D
     
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  10. SeeMor Guns

    SeeMor Guns Well-Known Member

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    My father and brother are huge 1911 aficionados. Me...meh. I prefer modern hardware.
     
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    flboots Well-Known Member

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    Good score.
     
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  12. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And what do you mean "Modern Hardware".
    They do still make 1911s.
    And for good reasons.
    Mike
     
  13. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Glocks and HiPoints are pretty much the same. :)
     
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    Well done. Sometimes a good experience is all it takes to persuade someone to change.
     
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    To bad the same process doesn't work with liberals.
     
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