You Might Be a 1911 Geek…

If you look at all of these pictures and find each as interesting and remarkable as the next.

Now I carry a 1911 simply because I’ve shot a ton of them from a very early age, and I find it a trusted and familiar platform. If there was a BETTER gun, I’d get that. There are lots of guns that are AS good (and often for cheaper…so when new gunnies ask what guns they should look into, I don’t necessarily point them down the same road I have passed) but since I’ve already bought a few 1911s and am set in deep with .45 ACP, so there I am.

Still this reasonable view of 1911s ends there. I am the dude who flips open the gun mag, or go to the websites to look at YET ANOTHER 1911 variant. I like them, and I like the diversity of the design, and it is indeed a gun I find very important and useful, so variations excite me…and failures like the Para LDA variants, and anything by Kimber make me grumpy.

Fun times.

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0 Responses to You Might Be a 1911 Geek…

  1. MAJ Mike says:

    The beloved M1911A1 was my very first firearm purchase in 1971. I will never sell it. I own an HK .45c USP, a Springfield XD, a Glock 19, and a Ruger P-89D. It remains my favorite pistol.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      A solid pedigree to be compared to, and I’d dare to say all comparable to the 1911 in utility, all with their own advantages and disadvantages.

      Still, no M&P Kool Aid? 😉

      • MAJ Mike says:

        I’ll never own anything by Smith and Wesson after they sold their soul to the Clinton administration.

        • Weerd Beard says:

          Thankfully the S&W corporation that sold its soul to the Clinton Administration was sold to a different company (that is based in the US, rather than the British Tory scum that you’re talking about) that proudly sells AR-15s and plastic Pistols with no manual safeties and magazine disconnects to subjects of the people republic of Massachusetts and California.

          They also happen to make some of the best M1911 pistols, Plastic Pistols, and Revolvers on the planet.

          Needless to say that I really have a strong love for S&W.

  2. Joe in PNG says:

    I’m working my way up- I’ve owned a Baby Browning .25, then traded that for a Colt 1903 .32… and plan on getting a 1906 .380 next.
    If I do get a 1911, it will be a Colt, and will likely be in .38 Super… with a nickle finish and Mexican eagle grips…

    • Joe in PNG says:

      Oops, I meant a 1908, not a 1906! My 1903 is from 1906, so one can see how when talking about 1911’s, 1903’s, and 1908’s, one can get confused first thing and mix up 1906 and 1908.

  3. Greg Camp says:

    A 1911 was my first self-loading pistol. I have others now that fill a variety of rolls, but nothing else to me says, gun, quite like the 1911. It feels right and works right. Every other pistol, in my mind, is trying to measure up. I’m old-fashioned, so the mil-spec models appealed to me more than the new ones, but I’d take a Para-Ordnance P-14 if the opportunity arises.

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