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Old 01-13-2020, 07:33 PM
Shawn6518 Shawn6518 is offline
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Imagine if....

Imagine if Glock made a 1911... What would the general consensus be with us (the market) ? I own a Glock 17 personally and for what it was designed for it's been remarkable! With that said it's not my favorite gun in the box. I use it for my truck gun. Stays in my console holstered. It's reliable and accurate. But it's as ugly as hammered dog crap! No curb appeal whatsoever. I've had it a couple of years now with the round count less than 100 through it. Would anyone of y'all consider buying a Glock 1911?
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:51 PM
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Absolutely no way.
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:57 PM
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If Glock can't even do any significant redesigns or improvements to the same gun they've been making for 40 years, what makes you think they would ever make a 1911 clone? They're a one-trick pony and apparently will remain so for the indefinite future. Yes that one pony trick has been extremely successful for them, but still.....
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:02 PM
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I'm more of a "nostalgia" guy myself. I love old wheel guns and 1911"s. I'm not big on polymer princesses. I have a few old single actions and some "modern clones". Although they aren't practical for EDC they are fun to shoot and always a conversation piece. I have a CPL of j frame s&w in .357 Magnum. An old .32 short colt that belonged to my grandad. I've got some snub-nosed .38 for concealed carry. So I'm not sure if jump on a "Glock made 1911. Although the possibility of them making one is almost nil.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:29 PM
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If you are referring to a polymer/composite frame 1911 clone, they're out there but I don't hear much about them.

Google: "Polymer/composite frame 1911"

From what I'm seeing I can see where there could be some interest but the jury is still out!

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Old 01-13-2020, 08:54 PM
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I would not buy it, I have a Sig p365 and it's a great little gun but have no interest in another polymer frame.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:54 PM
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It would be the same thing as if Colt tried to make something called the All American 2000.

Oh....wait......
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:58 PM
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It'd probably go bang every pull of the trigger!
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:58 PM
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The OP did not specify polymer. He just said 1911.

But he should definitely get a locking vault for his truck's console if he doesn't already have one.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:04 PM
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No thanks...
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:06 PM
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Sure, if it works.......would probably be my fastest glock.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:09 PM
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I do not have a locking console, one of the reasons I use the Glock as a "truck gun". However I still prefer not to have any of my guns stolen. I do live in a very rural area and everybody knows everybody. Doesn't eliminate theft completely as we do have riff Raff from time to time. It's everywhere. I do keep the cab locked when I'm out of the truck.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:35 PM
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I carried a Glock 19 for a bit over 20 years. Hate Glocks...

Cheaply made, that polymer frame is cheesy to me. Rubbed my middle finger raw too many times. I tried altering my grip/got a grip-all, nothing seemed to fix the rubbing. I recently got a Ruger SR1911 LW Commander, hence I'm here. We'll see...I'm optimistic though.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:21 PM
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This one's easy............... No!
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:21 PM
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The gun stays stuck in a holster in your truck, with less 100 rounds through it, but it's been "remarkable"?
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:36 PM
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Someone finally figured out a way to suck the soul out of a 1911.
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There is something to this 1911. I think it'll catch on.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:38 PM
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the gun stays stuck in a holster in your truck, with less 100 rounds through it, but it's been "remarkable"?
lol.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:41 PM
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Imagine if Glock made a 1911...
... well then it wouldn't be a Glock.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:26 AM
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It'd probably go bang every pull of the trigger!
Or not.....if they don’t know what a curve looks like, I doubt they could get a ramp angle correct. Besides, they would have to “polish” stuff. That’s not in their vocabules!
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:44 AM
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Imagine if Remington Rand made typewriters….. or Singer made sewing machines......oh, wait. lol

1911 'clone' companies have come and gone that may well have wished they had the financial backing and marketing acumen of Glock.

While I'm not in the market for another 1911 (I already have one - a Springer GI)) I surely would not pass over one just because others didn't like the manufacturer. That Tisas 1911 is supposedly a sound stout piece for example.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:45 AM
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I would LOVE to see them do this.. PLEASE make one and a revolver too.

First, it would be interesting. Second, it would be hilarious watching the fan boys who have trashed metal guns be confused as to how to deal with this.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:00 AM
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The gun stays stuck in a holster in your truck, with less 100 rounds through it, but it's been "remarkable"?
Yes remarkable as in it has always went bang when I wanted it to. But not remarkable as in it's my favorite gun. It's far from it. I only bought it because it was on a helluva sale from a LGS going out of business. Would I buy another?? Not likely. Would I sell it? Well probably not any time soon. It was bought with the purpose of being just what it is.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:09 AM
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Imagine if Remington Rand made typewriters….. or Singer made sewing machines......oh, wait. lol

1911 'clone' companies have come and gone that may well have wished they had the financial backing and marketing acumen of Glock.

While I'm not in the market for another 1911 (I already have one - a Springer GI)) I surely would not pass over one just because others didn't like the manufacturer. That Tisas 1911 is supposedly a sound stout piece for example.
The tisas is actually a really nice budget clone! I have one. The 1911-b duty it's a 5 inch barrel, black cerakote with stainless skeletonized trigger, Novak sights, commander hammer, extended beaver tail, flat main spring 8 Rd mec gar mag from the factory. For an out of the box 1911 it's actually great! Not my Kimber nor my post war colt but I wouldn't hesitate to depend on it to save my life! I actually do carry it for EDC often. If I'm not carrying that I'm carrying my snub nose 38. My tisas has somewhere around 500 rounds through it and not the first issue!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:19 AM
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I would not buy any glock. When it comes to perfection JMB beat them to it.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:44 AM
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What RandyP was saying is correct. The most coveted 1911 on Earth (Singer) was made by a company completely unrelated to guns.

Meaning, why would anyone care who the manufacturer is? If the gun is good, it's good.

Big name respected gun makers have made & sold turds. Their name & company history did not help them. And non-gun makers have created some nice stuff.

So if Glock, or freakin' Jimmy Dean Sausages made an awesome gun I'd be on board. I don't care what company they are.

I'll leave the designer label "who are you wearing?" brand-devotion stuff to the fashion chicks.
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