1911Forum - View Single Post - Imagine if....
Thread: Imagine if....
View Single Post
Old 01-14-2020, 02:04 PM
dsk's Avatar
dsk dsk is offline
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 71,775
Originally Posted by KAS300 View Post
The gun stays stuck in a holster in your truck, with less 100 rounds through it, but it's been "remarkable"?
Originally Posted by Shawn6518 View Post
Yes remarkable as in it has always went bang when I wanted it to.
Not trying to give you too much crap over this, but that is analogous to saying your car is remarkable and has always started when you wanted it to, despite having just 500 miles on the odometer.

Having listened to some comments online about the newly-resurrected Colt Python I've come to the realization that a lot of guns and brands have developed reputations completely out of proportion to reality, especially among people who may like guns but are certainly not gun experts. Several cases in point:

1. Glocks are completely reliable and never jam or break, and will even fire underwater... every time.

2. Colt Pythons are the Rolls Royce of revolvers and were completely hand-built, one at a time.

3. SIG-Sauer P220/226/228 pistols are the Cadillac of semi-auto handguns and the best ever made when price isn't a consideration.

4. The 1911 is so unreliable you can't get through more than a few magazines without jamming, and it's so inaccurate you can't hit a barn from the inside, but boy that .45ACP round will send the bad guy flying with just one solid hit.

5. The Beretta 92 is a total piece of junk. Just ask my cousin's best friend who served with the Army SEALS.

The bottom line... no firearm is infallible and all brands turn out lemons from time to time. If Glock made a 1911 they would have to find a way to build it completely from steel stampings and injection-molded polymer, because that's the only way they know how to build guns. Tell Glock's employees to start hand-fitting extractors and polishing hammer hooks and watch the chaos begin.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
Reply With Quote