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Old 04-12-2014, 10:32 AM
oldtimer4440 oldtimer4440 is offline
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There is a lot of information on how to prepare for disaster on here and in fact all over the internet. One thing I have noticed is that there is a lot of desire to own custom 1911s. I would much rather spend $1400.00 on two reliable 1911s without all the bells and whistles, than put all of that money in one weapon, no matter how great it looks and works now. In a disaster or battle situation a gun will not be maintained as well as one you are now taking to the range for fun. A major gripe about the military spec 1911s was that it was not accurate enough for a target gun. No, most weren't, but they were accurate enough to hit man sized targets and save your life, and because of the tolerances built into them continued to work under conditions that will cause a life threatening stoppage in a close fitted custom 1911. Sure, It's great to own a pistol that will out shoot your buddy's, but drop it in mud, fire it for hours without cleaning, expose it to sand and dust, and see how many rounds it will fire before failure.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:18 PM
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I'm sure most here would agree with your summation.

And since I don't have any old rattly milspec 1911s, I'm pretty sure that one of my Glocks would get the nod in a true bug-out situation.



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Old 05-24-2014, 09:20 PM
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As much as I enjoy my 1911's, they would not be my choice in a survival situation. I got to agree with Shane and Im sure many others would also. A Glock or similar type firearm would be more practical.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:42 AM
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My crew all have .40 Glocks, 870 shotguns, and reliable ARs..
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:12 AM
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No beef with this statement.

Offhand, in a bad situation. I would say that I could likely do pretty well with one of my Remington Rand .45s and one of my Garands for a long gun. Or in a pinch I could go to even earlier technology in my lever and wheel guns. And still be able to get people's attention fairly reliably.

Then when things get really bad we will just have to start loading the cannon with horseshoes and logging chain.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:50 PM
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Then when things get really bad we will just have to start loading the cannon with horseshoes and logging chain.
Just use all those now worthless non-silver or copper coins laying around. At least they could be used for cannon shot and junk metal uses. Shame though. I doubt our paper money would work well as wadding. I'm not sure it even has much use as paper for projects either.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:19 AM
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There is a lot of information on how to prepare for disaster on here and in fact all over the internet. One thing I have noticed is that there is a lot of desire to own custom 1911s. I would much rather spend $1400.00 on two reliable 1911s without all the bells and whistles, than put all of that money in one weapon, no matter how great it looks and works now. In a disaster or battle situation a gun will not be maintained as well as one you are now taking to the range for fun. A major gripe about the military spec 1911s was that it was not accurate enough for a target gun. No, most weren't, but they were accurate enough to hit man sized targets and save your life, and because of the tolerances built into them continued to work under conditions that will cause a life threatening stoppage in a close fitted custom 1911. Sure, It's great to own a pistol that will out shoot your buddy's, but drop it in mud, fire it for hours without cleaning, expose it to sand and dust, and see how many rounds it will fire before failure.
It seemed to work for Alvin York
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:30 AM
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amos iron wolf Considering our "paper "money is really cotton and line it might work !
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:56 AM
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There is a lot of information on how to prepare for disaster on here and in fact all over the internet. One thing I have noticed is that there is a lot of desire to own custom 1911s. I would much rather spend $1400.00 on two reliable 1911s without all the bells and whistles, than put all of that money in one weapon,
Do you put the same thought process into everything you buy?
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