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    Default Are 1911s magical?

    or is the mystique based mostly on their historical significance and enduring engineering. I do think it is a great and don't want to come across as sounding like I don't respect the pistol, but I am wandering if I would gain much by getting into one.
    My current .45 is a IWI baby desert eagle semi compact with a steel frame ( like a Jericho 941). I am very happy with it but I just have that nagging feeling that I am missing something.

    I am mostly interested in accuracy and usability, because 1911 durability is not up for debate.

    Am I missing anything?

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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    Attend a group shoot and ask to see if someone will let you shoot their 1911, that is the best way. (FWIW< after I did this, I ran and bought one when money came my way)
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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    Yes, 1911's are magical and the .45 ACP is the hammer of Thor.
    Well that's what I heard anyway...

    Seriously though, I don't know that the 1911 is really superior to a number of other pistols. It has a particular feel and feature set that many shooters like, myself included. It also has a huge array of aftermarket add ons available to customize it. Try one and see if it appeals to you.

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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    I once heard that Wyatt Earp himself held off an entire raging horde of aliens from Beatlegeuse with his 1911. If that ain't magic, I don't know what is.
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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    i used to be into them but now for some reason i am not intrested anymore. it morle like a range gun for me. to expensive to carry and ruin the look.

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    Cool Re: Are 1911s magical?

    Are 1911s magical?

    Yes.

    If you need to ask, you do not understand. Reminds me of the Buddhist saying: "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
    Last edited by ShooterInPA1; May 19th, 2012 at 07:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    Itís the only handgun that ever sank a Battleship and killed a charging elephant on the same day.

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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    Quote Originally Posted by ungawa View Post
    Itís the only handgun that ever sank a Battleship and killed a charging elephant on the same day.
    But how is that magical when it is just doing it's job!
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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterInPA1 View Post
    If you need to ask, you do not understand. Reminds me of the Buddhist saying: "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
    I wasn't expecting scientific method but I guess that was an answer to the question I asked.

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    Default Re: Are 1911s magical?

    1911's won't reveal their magical powers to just anyone. You have to have a bond with the 1911, and then you will experience the magic.

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