DennisK wrote: squirrelcop wrote:
verz wrote:I have nothing against glocks but they are just so Block, square, plastic. i like a gun with curves and a nice feel in the hand Beretta or 1911.
I know what you mean. A Glock 22 is my workhorse, it is IMHO the ideal LE handgun, but it lacks style. My off duty gun is a black 1911 with redwood grips and matte stainless hammer, mag-release, slide lock and safety. Its like driving a delivery truck all day at work, and coming home to drive a corvette.
Style? When carrying for self defense,do you want something "pretty" or something that goes bang everytime and is almost boringly accurate?
well, since you asked... My 1911 has yet to fail to go bang. The single action trigger is crisp and fast. It, and it's .45 cal cartridge have 100 years of historical credibility to back them up. The fact that its bad-ass and pimp are more a case of having my cake and eating it too.
The Glock is a fine, fine gun though. Its lack of manual safeties, high magazine capacity, and utter reliability make it the ideal LE duty weapon. I trust it to fall out of an airplane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P65BzUnNr04
and still fire. But, as I said...its a workhorse. I disagree with you though, in implying that the Glock trumps any other weapon system. Putting hits on target in a shoot-out is the result of many, many hours of training with quality instructors and ingrained muscle memory. Much more so than having an "accurate handgun". Most modern handguns will put rounds in the center of mass at reasonable distances. The debate is like arguing whether apples or oranges are more delicious. Every gun has their advantages and disadvantages. Honestly though...
because both sides of the argument are valid. I own a quality 1911 that happens to be awesome looking. I trust it to fire when I need it to and I trust myself to score hits when I need to. I make these statements based on 8 years as a full time police officer with, literally, hundreds of hours spent on various shooting ranges,basic SWAT school, NRA firearms instructor school (handgun and shotgun).