As a 1911 addict - Glock lovers please help me understand


Daven

"Gimpy"
Hey everyone. I think you all know I am a very devoted 1911 fan. I own many and even have my YouTube channel about them (and my life and other guns). I have been carrying for about 20 years now and have always carried either a 1911, sig or other external hammer gun. I have never liked the look of striker-fired guns and have not really given them a chance.

Seems many of my friends are drinking the Glock koolaid and are changing to them. I won't ever give up my obsession with the 1911's but want to know. I know they are reliable, I know you can bury one for a year and pick it up and fire it, I know they are reliable, but seriously, what other than that is there to LOVE about them? I shot one a week ago and HATED the grip angle, the trigger feels like a toy, generally didn't like it but I only gave it about 30 rounds to shoot, I ran out of time. I am going back to the range this week and might go with my best friend and his brand new G19 3rd gen. I guess it's hard to teach this old dog new tricks, but wondered if any of you can help me understand the appeal of such an ugly gun. :) I think I am just spoiled with the 1911 trigger the two piece trigger, and lack of other safety is weird to me. Anyway, please let me know how I can get to understand, like them better.

One thing I have heard is the sights on the Glocks is horrible if you have the square rear sight, and replacing them with 3 dot's is MUCH better, my friends new G19 is getting 3 dot sights today, I did NOT like the square rear sight when I shot it last week, I couldn't hit the target. A cop friend of mine (who obviously carries a Glock) said Glocks are NOT designed to have tight bull's eye shooters, but rather tactical guns.

Thanks again.

Daven
 

I am the opposite I love my glocks and am trying to get used to the 1911 I am a very good shot with the glock and not so much the 1911 lol
 
Hey everyone. I think you all know I am a very devoted 1911 fan. I own many and even have my YouTube channel about them (and my life and other guns). I have been carrying for about 20 years now and have always carried either a 1911, sig or other external hammer gun. I have never liked the look of striker-fired guns and have not really given them a chance.

Seems many of my friends are drinking the Glock koolaid and are changing to them. I won't ever give up my obsession with the 1911's but want to know. I know they are reliable, I know you can bury one for a year and pick it up and fire it, I know they are reliable, but seriously, what other than that is there to LOVE about them? I shot one a week ago and HATED the grip angle, the trigger feels like a toy, generally didn't like it but I only gave it about 30 rounds to shoot, I ran out of time. I am going back to the range this week and might go with my best friend and his brand new G19 3rd gen. I guess it's hard to teach this old dog new tricks, but wondered if any of you can help me understand the appeal of such an ugly gun. :) I think I am just spoiled with the 1911 trigger the two piece trigger, and lack of other safety is weird to me. Anyway, please let me know how I can get to understand, like them better.

One thing I have heard is the sights on the Glocks is horrible if you have the square rear sight, and replacing them with 3 dot's is MUCH better, my friends new G19 is getting 3 dot sights today, I did NOT like the square rear sight when I shot it last week, I couldn't hit the target. A cop friend of mine (who obviously carries a Glock) said Glocks are NOT designed to have tight bull's eye shooters, but rather tactical guns.

Thanks again.

Daven
It's not about looks or beauty, it's about flawles operation. When your life is on the line the loudest sound in the world is "click."

There is no koolaid on this. It's a personal preference. While a 1911 is nice, a full size model is very hard to conceal.
 
I own 2 1911's. 1 micro and 1 full size. Then I have a g27 (.40 s&w).
I Carry the g27 because it's reliability and balls out strength. And they are nearly half the price of my decked out 1911's so I don't mind if the law enforcement had to take it from me in case I did have to defend myself. I enjoy shooting the 1911 more though. But for a real self defense situation, I don't have to think about a thumb safety with the glock.
 
Oh yeah, no offense to any one but an idiot can take the glocks all the way down. Very easy to clean and very little amount of parts. I still share your obsession with 1911's and it broke my heart watching 1911 vs glock video.:mad:
 
Yes sir I'm only 23. I don't really have a lot of carry years under my belt or practice time. Compared to u guys who have been carrying for 20 years. I'd rather be safe.
 
i have 1911's and glock's

I have a lot of guns all different kind's and if you are a 1911 man try the glock 36 .45 it is more like the 1911 and i sold one of my 36 to a old friend that has carried 1911 for 30 years he seed glock's are toy guns he tried 7 or 8 of my glock's dint like them then i asked him to try the 36 and he asked me if i ever carry it and yes i do every comfortable gun to carry and he asked me if he can try it out for a few days and 4 days later he came to my house and showed me the holster he just got for my gun and gave my 450 and seed this is for the gun i seed ok ...so try different glocks you never know ....
 
What sort of dilemma are you in? If you are a 1911 addict and drinking its coolaid, then why bash the Glockers? If you don't like the Glock, then keep using what you feel is right for you. It can be any brand, any configuration. You are looking for trouble here, go look for it somewhere else.
 
I own 3 1911's and just bought another today. My father gave me his model 36, he dosent like the 1911. I try to shoot at least every other day, yes i do reload. I am enjoying the glock it took some time to get used to the trigger but its not bad. I love my 1911's but the 36 is really nice.
 
I have not found this to be the case. I find concealing my 5" 1911 no harder than my 6906.
I find it too big. My wife, at 5'7" and 120lbs can't conceal the 1911 at all. She likes her G26. It's the length on the full size that is problematic for some. Been teaching PP with both Glocks and 1911's for a long time and have seen numerous cases of operational issues from average-Joe students. I also like a gun I can use as a hammer ;-)
 
Hey everyone. I think you all know I am a very devoted 1911 fan. I own many and even have my YouTube channel about them (and my life and other guns). I have been carrying for about 20 years now and have always carried either a 1911, sig or other external hammer gun. I have never liked the look of striker-fired guns and have not really given them a chance.

Seems many of my friends are drinking the Glock koolaid and are changing to them. I won't ever give up my obsession with the 1911's but want to know. I know they are reliable, I know you can bury one for a year and pick it up and fire it, I know they are reliable, but seriously, what other than that is there to LOVE about them? I shot one a week ago and HATED the grip angle, the trigger feels like a toy, generally didn't like it but I only gave it about 30 rounds to shoot, I ran out of time. I am going back to the range this week and might go with my best friend and his brand new G19 3rd gen. I guess it's hard to teach this old dog new tricks, but wondered if any of you can help me understand the appeal of such an ugly gun. :) I think I am just spoiled with the 1911 trigger the two piece trigger, and lack of other safety is weird to me. Anyway, please let me know how I can get to understand, like them better.

One thing I have heard is the sights on the Glocks is horrible if you have the square rear sight, and replacing them with 3 dot's is MUCH better, my friends new G19 is getting 3 dot sights today, I did NOT like the square rear sight when I shot it last week, I couldn't hit the target. A cop friend of mine (who obviously carries a Glock) said Glocks are NOT designed to have tight bull's eye shooters, but rather tactical guns.

Thanks again.

Daven


I have fired both the 1911's and Glocks.
I have chosen and carried Glock almost exclusively since late 1992.
Glocks may not be the prettiest to look at for some folks, but my Glock 27 is a real sweetheart i.m.o.
(Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.)
I still have my original Glock from 1992 (Glock 21 .45 acp) and she still eats everything I feed her.
She has never jammed (not once).

All of my Glocks have been reasonably priced and I have not ever needed to upgrade or change any parts on any of them.
My Glocks are all completely stock right out of the box.
Even the guide rods are the originals.

As far as accuracy goes, Let's see what Hickok45 has to say about the subcompact Glock 27...

 
Agree with the 36, as a 1911 fan (I love the platform). The 36 is the only glock I like, also try the 3.5 connector it will crisp up the trigger a little bit!
The reason I went with glock is weight primarily, fully loaded with a spare it still weighs less the most commanders, and way less then every full size, the added bonus for glock was two fold. First price at half the price of the commanders I was looking at (let's be honest it's easy with 1911's to make a $500 gun less then 1/4 of the total price for a 1911!) Second was no rust! I live in Texas and sweat most of the year here, with my 1911, no matter the holster undershirt combo little flecks of rust would start showing up on it. With glock nothing! Love it. The grip angle, trigger all took a lot of getting used to, but with training you can get by that.
 
I like 1911s very much too. Try pocket carrying (w DeSantis Nemisis or similar) even the smallest 1911 in condition 1 and you will begin to understand the appeal of the Glock platform. With Glock you can have a duty "belt gun" that is either full size or compact that carries more rounds with lighter weight than a 1911 and at the same time have a "deep cover"/ back up gun with identical ergonomics and speed of accurate fire.
 
Lighter weight, more rounds, no rust, and almost indestructible, but yes the factory square sights stink. But i can't knock the looks of a 1911.
 
I find it too big. My wife, at 5'7" and 120lbs can't conceal the 1911 at all. She likes her G26. It's the length on the full size that is problematic for some. Been teaching PP with both Glocks and 1911's for a long time and have seen numerous cases of operational issues from average-Joe students. I also like a gun I can use as a hammer ;-)

Womenz are whole other dilemma, the have all them curves and bumps and stuff
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Second was no rust! I live in Texas and sweat most of the year here, with my 1911, no matter the holster undershirt combo little flecks of rust would start showing up on it.
I live in Arizona and wear shorts & T-shirt 90% of the time all year round. Sweat isn't a problem carrying a 1911 in a KL Null Vam (Vampire) Crossdraw Driving Holster.

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I live in Arizona and wear shorts & T-shirt 90% of the time all year round. Sweat isn't a problem carrying a 1911 in a KL Null Vam (Vampire) Crossdraw Driving Holster.

Have to Look into that. Wanting another 1911 and will keep that in mind!:D
 

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