Editor, The Armory Life
Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Ayoob: Is It Time to Retire the 1911?” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/ayoob-is-it-time-to-retire-the-1911/.
Very good article Mike, and no you can’t retire it, it’s still the best, thanks for posting.Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “Ayoob: Is It Time to Retire the 1911?” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/ayoob-is-it-time-to-retire-the-1911/.
Get a 10mm. A full size M1911 is larger than it needs to be to fire the .380 Magnum (aka 9mm Luger).My first introduction to 1911s is through the Ronin EMP 3 that I have been shooting for the past 2.5 months. I am very pleased with its accuracy, feel, concealability and reliability, to the extent that I now want to purchase another as a backup.
I'm glad I did my research and selected a Springfield for my introduction to this type of gun.
I'm also getting to the point where I want to start to explore other calibers in the 1911 range. This article will certainly push me along!
You need to try the Gen5 triggers on Glock, lot smoother and not as gritty as the older generations, even though I am a Glock person, I never did care for the G21, to large a grip, but always a 1911 fanYears ago a friend brought his then new Glock M21 in .45ACP to my house to plink alongside my Colt Gold Cup. The Glock trigger felt like mush. Every time I drew and presented the Glock my thumb wiped off the non-existent thumb safety. The Glock held almost double the rounds of the Gold Cup. It placed the rounds all over the bullseye target at 25 yards whereas the GC put them all in the center. Verdict: I have several M1911's and one G19. My EDC is a 1911 lightweight Commander in an OWB holster. Is the 1911 perfect? No but it was designed and built at a time when the purpose of a defensive handgun was well understood and its still better the the vast majority of recently designed handguns.