Glock vs. 1911

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by GlockGen4, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. GlockGen4

    GlockGen4 New Member

    Well I've been a glock owner for a couple of years now and absolutely love it! Got my carry permit and carry it everywhere I go. Its my girlfriend! My one true love. Lol...but I'm tempted on getting a Sig 1911. Never owned a 1911 but I feel it coming! Glock is flawless and wont get rid of mine just wanting to see the grass on the otherside. What are the pros and cons of the 1911?
  2. G-23

    G-23 Premium Member

    Whick Glock do you carry?
    Well, from a search I see you carry a G19.
    So, I guess you could expect a different trigger pull and reset. The 1911 is going to have a lot more weight and fewer rounds per mag.
    Grip safety and thumb safety.

    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

  3. rexg23

    rexg23 New Member

    I have both a mod30 and also colt 1911 delta elite 10mm and love both carry my glock 99% of the time. The main reason I don't carry my 1911 is its a full size 5" barrel hard to conceal big heavy bulky. Besides that I have always had glock and love the fact it lighter and easier to conceal. My 1911 is more on the lines of always wanted a delta elite and finally found one and bought it. On my opinion can't go wrong either way good luck
  4. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

    I carried a 1911 for years and I love 1911's but my Daily carry is a G 30! You will be Happy with the 1911 they are or were the Standard all guns have been judged by for 100 years (Glock is arguably that now but 1911 fans will argue with you on it):rolleyes:
  5. Tape

    Tape New Member

    I carry a G22 but if I were to edc a 1911 it would be my Baer but I am not taking the chance IF something happens the coppers will keep it from 3 to 6 months, I don't mind them keeping my Glock, I have 4 of them and they don't cost 2 grand.
  6. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    I've always wanted to get a 1911. But I absolutely adore my Glock. I think it's just one of those things. Some people just are die hard 1911 fans and will swear by nothing else which is king of sad. They are missing a lot of fun.
  7. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    I want a 1911 as well at some point for the collection. But carry the G19. Smaller, more rounds and a LOT lighter.

    The biggest con to the 1911 is its a lot to take it apart and its heavy. That aside its still a bad ass weapon.
  8. I almost had a Ruger SR1911, had it on order for months. I went to a gin show with my friend and he bought a Glock 22. I saw the 35, but I didn't buy. I almost bought a Springfield XDM 5.25 .45, but they didn't accept credit cards. Well then I came back the next day and I bought the 35. 3 days later Cabelas called me and said my 1911 was in!!!! Damn it couldn't afford both, so I have no 1911. I will always want one for more of history than saying it is better than anything else. Sorry for the long story:(
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    100 year old Military proven design
    Single Action / Recoil Operated
    Can be carried Cock & Locked
    Grip & Manual Safety
    Firing Pin Block Safety
    Major Power Calibers ( .45 ACP / 9mm / .38 Super / .50 GI ...and others )
    Many aftermarket parts / accessories

    Magazine capacity is limited
  10. etbonds

    etbonds New Member

    I have a glock 22 and a colt defender 1911 I love both
  11. EvilD

    EvilD New Member

    Con of a 45, limited capicity, some can be iffy with certain type of ammo. I have both, will always have both. I had a few years with out a 1911, and missed it. I have another now, but i use it just for USPSA, too big to CCW. Debating n gettign either a G30 or Officer size 1911 for another CCW 45.
  12. jimmyalbrecht

    jimmyalbrecht Glockn Rollin

    I don't know if they still make them, but Springfield Armory made a 1911 in .40 for CC in the Officer's size, and they are nice. My friend's stepdad has one. You hardly even feel the recoil because of the weight of the gun.
  13. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Yes...the weight of the 1911a1 does reduce the feel of felt recoil.

    My Colt is the most accurate 1911a1 I own...

  14. kmazza

    kmazza New Member

    I used to be a 1911 shooter for 20 + years. After shooting the Glock 21, I'm a Glock shooter now. The difference is incredible. I sold my 1911.

    The Glock is easier to shoot, clean and field strip. The 1911 is not. I cannot believe how many years I put up with the PITA field stripping of a 1911. The 1911 is dirtier after shooting than the Glock.

    A reliable 1911 is $1500 - $2500.
    A reliable Glock is $499
  15. etbonds

    etbonds New Member

    Just picked up a glock 36 . Shot it today it's real nice.
  16. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Well-Known Member

    Cost is the biggest limiting factor for most. I have an Ed Brown Special Forces 4.25" and Mars Armament T.H.U.G. Colt 1911. Unless you have a high quality gun, it's not the same in terms of accuracy or reliability. I have had a Kimber Pro and Ultra Raptor 2. Both unreliable. My Para P14 was reliable but quite heavy - 14+1 of 45 ACP is pretty incredible, though.

    My Ed Brown Edges my Mars THUG because I favor Tritium over Novak sights.

    However, my G30 has soft recoil and it's also very accurate, reliable, and inexpensive. My 1911s cost 5 to 6 times my Glock 30 or 36.

    These picture are from my Ed Brown from 7 yards, 7 shots. Single action is easy to shoot for me.

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  17. Sergeant_Meatlog

    Sergeant_Meatlog New Member

    In my opinion....if it was for personal carry with the sole purpose of self defense,I would go with a glock.It's more compact and will carry more rounds.'Not really a big fan of the thumb safety thing(1911)...if I had to pull it out,it would probably be because I'm ready to discharge.No split second wasted fiddling with the safety.Don't get me wrong,I have a 1911 too and love it too.It's just not my carry choice for the reason I have stated.I'm pretty sure that if you give it a hundred years,Glocks too,will have the same tested and proven reliability that the 1911's do.
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    MiguelAngel New Member

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  19. Darthash473

    Darthash473 New Member

    I own 3 1911s and 2 Glocks. It's comparing apples to oranges. I love them both.

    There was a statement about a "reliable" 1911 costing 3x more... My 'gently used' Rock Island has never failed and only cost $400. It's a completely different animal. Completely stripping it down does require some patients, a couple of recommended tools (punches and an armorers block), written instructions from the web, and a YouTube video. But I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like getting down Into the guts of their firearm.

    I wouldn't recommend going nuts with a Kimber for your first one.

    You can own a Ferrari and a Prius. If you don't take them out and practice driving it, it's not going to work that well for you.
  20. Seawolf

    Seawolf New Member

    I own a SW1911PD with their scandium frame and it's really a testiment to an old design being upgraded with newer technology. Some purists do not like the external extractor, but S&W is the only company to actually make it work correctly in a 1911 and mine has been flawless. It's the most accurate handgun I own, it's reliable, and with 10 round extended mags it has a lot of firepower, BUT even with all that I still carry a Glock as my daily carry.

    One reason is the Glock to me is more a every day tool like a pocket knife or a leatherman tool. It's cheap, which means if I ever have to use it to defend myself and Law Enforcement takes possession of it as part of the investigation I am only out a $400 handgun and not a $1,500 to $2,000 1911. It has a higher capacity and because of it's polymer/tenefer exterior I don't have to worry about cleaning it every day during the Florida summers. Parts are cheap and you can find them everywhere. The entire gun can be proken down with a single punch if need be and it's every bit as accurate as any 1911 I've shot and more reliable than any gun I have ever owned.

    All that being said about the Glock I still consider the 1911 to be a true "Gunfighters" handgun and have the utmost respect for any shooter that makes the comittment to train and carry a 1911. There is and always will be a sort of mystic that goes along with the 1911 and when you see a SWAT Officer or even a CCW holder carrying a 1911 you can't help but think to yourself, "This guy must know his ****!" Glocks were designed like an AK47 where anyone with limited training could pick it up and shoot it, but a 1911 requires a little more dedication to the craft to become profficient at it.
    That's not to say the Glock cannot be a "Gunfighters" handgun because I think it's all about mindset more so than the platform, but there is just something about the history, function, and look of the 1911 that sparks something inside American shooters and for that it will always be "America's Handgun"

    FWIW- The one thing I wish Glock would address is the grip angles of the Glock. A more traditional 1911 angled grip with the ability to swap out humped backstraps for flat backstraps would go a long way.