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Old 08-14-2009, 03:53 PM   #11
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I do not like a 1911 in any way shape or form. It is a 100 year old design that was corrected by the 1911s inventor when he designed the Browning Hi-Power. If the Hi-Power been chambered in 45 ACP, you would never have heard of the 1911.

The Hi-Power is the basis for most of todays modern handguns. No broken barrel links for me!
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #12
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Now that is just crazy talk!

I shoot a large amount of 45 acp out of a 1911, Government models in the Army and now Commanderís on the out side, and have never broken a barrel link.

The Browning Hi Power and Walther P-38 pistols are nice, but they are not all that! I have had both and have also sold both too. I still have a P4 and a WWII CYQ P-38.

To me the Walther PPK and P-5C are my favorite pistols to have and shoot, both are great designs and a blast to shoot and fairly accurate. I actually will use both for CCW depending on the weather. When it is cool though I go with a 1911 Commander.

Now, if I was going into battle a 1911 wold be strapped to my side along with a battle rifle, period. I may even have a PPK in a side pocket too!

The Browning Hi Power and Walther P-38 are fun guns to have and shoot, but for me, that is about all.

Walther did make a P-38 type (HP) 45 acp during WWII but if it was all that, they would have made it after they war and sold it on the American market.

The 1911 is now almost a hundred year old design that is still going strong. A 1911 made by the right maker is probably one of the most accurate defensive weapons made. Oh, and the trigger just can not be topped! I also have Schuemann AET and Barsto barrels in all my 1911's, so yea, mine do shoot well.

With a 1911 and also Walthers, they do have to be put together right, and you also have to know how to shoot it!
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #13
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I see more 1911 jam than i do any other gun. mostly kimbers they just make the fit to tight. i have a pt 1911 that i like shoot good but my walthers are pin point.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #14
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Hmmm, I've not heard of broken links on the 1911.
No problems with mine.

I've heard of "slide bite" and "jam-o-matic" on the PPK/S, though.
Again, after the first 50 rounds or so mine has been flawless.

I hate rumors.
I like first-hand accounts.

I like both the 1911 and PPK/S.
Never shot an other Walther.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #15
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Yep,

I have a permanent scar on the web of my right hand, a set of parallel lines from years and years of shooting a PPK. About 10 years ago, I had the idea of having the rear rails on my PPK stainless steel slides buffed and polished. Problem solved, that ended the era of leaving the range with a bloody hand.

Actually, a 1911 will do the same thing to me, that is why all of my 1911's have some type of beaver tail grip safety.

Also, a properly tuned 1911 will not jam, even tight ones. If you are experiencing jams, you either have bad mags or do not know to shoot a 1911. A 1911 has to be held tight in the hand. I have seen many good 1911's that run 100% jam every round when handed to a new shooter to try. Same thing with a PPK!
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:25 PM   #16
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Also, a properly tuned 1911 will not jam, even tight ones. If you are experiencing jams, you either have bad mags or do not know to shoot a 1911. A 1911 has to be held tight in the hand. I have seen many good 1911's that run 100% jam every round when handed to a new shooter to try. Same thing with a PPK!
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Also, a properly tuned 1911 will not jam, even tight ones. If you are experiencing jams, you either have bad mags or do not know how to shoot a 1911. A 1911 has to be held tight in the hand. I have seen many good 1911's that run 100% jam every round when handed to a new shooter to try. Same thing with a PPK!
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #17
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The first ppk/s i bout my girlfriend was a jam o matic i sent it back twice and still s&w didnt fix the problem. she ended up selling it and getting a new on thats work fine now. if you want a true ppk or ppk/s try to find a used one made by walther. not s&w or interarms.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:50 PM   #18
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Talking Hey, P38 stay in your weight class

It hurts to say it but if I went to war I would rather have a .45 for way to many reasons. WALTHER is still my favorite of all guns. Now if they would just make a P-88 that shoots a .45 that would be the perfect handgun

Also it's not fair to put a 1911 vs P38

But the 1903 colt hammerless VS P38 is more like it.

BOTH ARE GREAT
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:30 AM   #19
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In my experience, i'll choose the P.38 . The .45 makes a heck of a diference while shooting, big recoil and not as accurate as the p.38 . For urban areas and even muddy terrain, ill take the p.38 any day.
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Also it's not fair to put a 1911 vs P38

But the 1903 colt hammerless VS P38 is more like it.

i would say that it is fair to compare the standard issue pistols.

1903 vs pp would also be fair. on that one i would prefer a pp
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