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Old 08-03-2015, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Retired AF CE View Post
There is a problem with the LEO Sub Forum! The Military members are not allowed to post or comment on the LE Sub forum. Some of the Forum members are very hostile towards other people who are not LE but have significant experience in similar matters. So when a Military member does post, they get bullied embarrassed and disrespected.

I personally think it is disgusting how some of the LE forum members treat others on the 1911 forum site! They think they are exclusive. Truth is, they are the most rude on the forum in general.

This site has a lot of Active Duty and Retired Military with a vast amount of knowledge in 1911's, small arms, training and tactics with real world experience that get so disrespected because they just want to help other members and work together in solving real world issues with the 1911 and other high topic issues.
It works both ways. We seem to have attracted a lot of cop bashers on here lately, causing the LEO sub-forum to be one of the bigger headaches for the moderators in the past year. I know a lot of LEOs on here have gotten pretty defensive in light of the high-profile incidences in the news lately, what with all the anti-cop attitudes not just from the general public but from gun owners who should normally be on the same side as the police. As a result we're a bit reluctant at the moment to create a combined LE/military sub-forum until we can figure out a way to get a handle on all the negativity there. One other minor issue is keeping military talk separate from discussion of GI 1911s themselves which currently belongs in the dedicated USGI sub-forum.
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.