Question: Is The 1911 Outdated?

Why is the 1911 still the best?

Among its greatest assets, the 1911 trigger is one of the best in the pistol world.

Designed to travel straight backward, the trigger helps keeps the sights in line during this critical stage of breaking a shot.

There is no play or pivot to it, just smooth, linear travel..

Why 1911 is better than Glock?

The 1911 is an extremely reliable pistol. I believe this to be in favor of the weapon having less “mechanical” parts than that of a Glock. The 1911’s solid frame-work also adds to the overall reliability, after-all, it is made almost completely of inferior metals.

Do Marines still use 1911?

Though there are more modern examples with larger magazine capacities, many 1911s retain the original 7-round magazine design. However, U.S. special operations forces, as well as the U.S. Marine Corps, continued to use M1911-style guns afterward, favoring its larger . 45 caliber round over 9mm.

Are Colt 1911 worth the money?

A 1911 is a great gun. Colt still makes good 1911 and their street price is very realistic. The have to sell guns to stay in business and they don’t have that big a choice to sell from. The acted like Uncle Sugar (Federal Contracts) would never end.

Is the 1911 reliable?

The bottom line—a quality 1911 with service-grade magazines and ammunition is as reliable as any handgun, more reliable than most and more rugged than any I am aware. Other advantages include the speed into action of a cocked and locked handgun.

Is Glock more reliable than 1911?

It is simpler to use than the 1911, and once the trigger is mastered, is just as accurate in combat. Glocks can fire tens of thousands of rounds without malfunction or damage, and are more corrosion-resistant than the 1911. It is also less expensive, on average, than the 1911, and fits small-statured shooters better.

What makes 1911 so special?

In short, 1911 is one of the most comfortable handguns ever made. Its mainspring housing, beavertail grip safety, single stack mag well, clean and crisp factory trigger, and simple sight picture just make it a dream to shoot. Its all-metal construction makes the gun feel weighted, but not heavy.

Will a 1911 fire if dropped?

It certainly is possible to drop fire a 1911 – nothing holds the firing pin away from the primer but the firing pin spring, and inertia is a rule of physics, not a myth. A car accident, or dropping on the muzzle is going to make the firing pin move, if the angle is right.

Why are 1911s so unreliable?

People are too caught up in the Glock phenomena where a moderately priced pistol that has a totally different design and looser tolerances can run extremely reliably out of the box. Someone buys a Kimber who knows nothing about 1911s. They have only read about them in print.

Why are 1911s so expensive?

There are some cheaper (sub $700) 1911s out there, but, aside from high steel prices, the 1911 is expensive because it isn’t produced in the numbers it used to be. Polymer framed pistols have become the standard of many agencies and militaries. … They still are an amazing pistol, but they are not modern.

Do 1911 jam a lot?

Jams in the 1911,or any semi-auto pistol, can be traced to ammo,damaged magazines or broken or worn parts. My 1911 and any modern ,quality ,1911 will not jam any more frequently than any modern striker fired pistol. The 1911 is the benchmark of semi-auto pistols.

Is the 1911 still relevant?

The 1911 is still a viable carry option, 107 years after its development.