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3 years 50 weeks ago, 12:53 AM

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hey guys i havent been on here in a while but im doing a paper for shcool and i need a hand, without going into too much detail, im looking for a ruff idea on how many people would pick polymer frames or 1911's witch one you would pick if you could have only one

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 12:57 AM

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hey smitty!

polymer=Glock=badass=a real good grade for your paper,hope your doing well and that gal you got clinging to ya is doing good too,good luck.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 1:00 AM

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thanks lucky ya she is, were doing good. hows everthing going havent been on here in a while

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 1:06 AM

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Nothing wrong with poly frame pistols, Thats been proved.. Individual preference issue on this one.. put me down in uncle Johns colume.. Agree with lucky on doing well, good to see you..

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 1:12 AM

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I took an oath,sworn to secrecy about the goings on here,samD is getting more powerful every day,run for the hills before it's to late!

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:37 AM

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hey LBC,

I resemble that remark...

3 years 50 weeks ago, 1:14 AM

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lol so same as usual then

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:20 AM

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Up in the air??

on this one. Am a 1911 LOVER. but since owning this 1/2 poly P345 & handling & shooting a bunch of Glocks I would have to say either / or. Sorry not much help. But real answer would be any of my wheel guns 357 or 44?????

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 2:34 AM

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I know greg does and I would rather
have a 357 than anything. I don't
expect to get into the OK Corral
gun fight

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:27 AM

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CW

Yea CW, I love my wheel guns. Don't get me wrong, Auto's get the blood going also but the 6 shooter (sometimes 5 shooter's) are near & dear to my heart.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:34 AM

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1911 here even

though my regular carry weapon is a PPS.......

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:27 PM

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mine

I love shooting my 1911. Its really accurate and smooth. The trigger is like butter. Luckily, it doesn't suffer from the reliability issues that many do. That said, I choose to carry more of a combat pistol for protection. Whether its my night stand pistol, my ccw pistol, or my truck pistol. Those are all glocks and sigs (sigs aren't poly framed). The 1911 mainly stays in the safe waiting for the next trip to the range. It gives me a hard on, but 1. its single stack (low mag cap), 2. its heavy (for carry), 3. its reliable like I said before, but I take care of it. Its more of a spoiled little rich boy. The glocks and sigs perform in any condition. They're hungry beaten orphan midget street performers who live on dog meat.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:44 PM

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Oh contraire Reaperoo.

If and when I get my 'horizontal shoulder rig' from uncle mike, I plan on carrying my 1911 all winter long (six months here)......I now understand how you just can't carry a gun of that size on a daily basis, not in a IWB holster, I tried that one day and was begging for my Walther..lol

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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did it bruise

or just bounce around?

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:48 PM

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have a big enough 'rod' going down my pants, I don't need two......LOL

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:54 PM

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good

then you can shove the other one up ur poop chute!!!!lol

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:54 PM

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hamp

let me know when you get tired of having a heavy ass piece of steel hanging around your neck in a cheap piece of chinese nylon

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 8:10 PM

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Reaper308 wrote:
let me know when you get tired of having a heavy ass piece of steel hanging around your neck in a cheap piece of chinese nylon

The only comfortable way to pack an all steel 1911 is as an open carry sidearm......It's heavy and I don't care where the 'sling' is made, it is heavy and uncomfortable........You suck!

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:10 PM

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Okay Reaper,

I will let you know.......Chinese nylon, Walther, I don't make the connection......Perhaps you could explain....

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:19 PM

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uncle mikes

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:31 PM

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Touché

Touche

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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damnit

stop with the french

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:39 PM

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My wife is Chinese,

so is my step son.........

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:42 PM

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yep

they sure are

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 2:25 AM

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I used to carry my BHP

in a shoulder rig during the winter here for several years,kept veering left,and i never carried it cocked and locked with the muzzle pointing straight back,which i could when i carried it in its Yaqi belt slide.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 2:55 AM

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im thinking about getting a sholder rig for this winter, and ideas

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 6:02 PM

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shoulder holster,only way to go,with the magazine pouch on the other side,it's about 100 bucks but it is top shelf.Made famous in the TV show Miami Vice.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 12:50 AM

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lol thats exactly what i was thinking.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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of those Miami's. Never could get used to the horizontal carry though. Every time I leaned over, the holstered pistol would flop forward and scare me. If I tightened up the belt strap it would restrict my movement.......Too loose and it was hard to draw. If ya don't mind adjusting the strap to fit conditions it mite work....Lou Alessi @ shop.alessigunholsters.com makes about the best shoulder rigs (I have a Fieldmaster), but are expensive and there is a wait for them. (Tho there are 2 on Ebay right now! .........cheaperthandirt sells a military issue (1911/Beretta 92) for $30.00 if ya want to try a vertical carry cheap. Kramer, Bianchi, DeSantis, Akers, Safariland, Black Hawk....long list..........Almost forgot about Del Fatti....Very expensive. Try both horizontal and vertical carry before you buy....................Oh yeah..........Colt Lightweight Commander.......Best fightin' handgun ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years 49 weeks ago, 12:56 AM

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i have a galco pilots rig (vertical) but the barrel hits my cell and i dont wanna move it. i was giving the horizontal holster some thought. Although im worried my chest is to thin to hide a big gun.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 11:18 PM

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This was back in the mid-1980's when I was working as a very much underpaid security guard. All I could afford at the time was an Uncle Mike's rig. I found it pretty comfortable. I carried it six nites a week. The load I used was the old "flying ashtrays". I would be OK with using that load now. The 1911 was one I'd built on a Caspian frame and slide, mostly GI parts, but a Pachmayr mainspring housing, a slightly extended magazine catch. I never had my hand pinched, so I never put a beavertail on it. A friend of mine adjusted the trigger pull to about 3.5 pounds, which was great. I carried it cocked and locked all the time.

If I were still carrying the 1911, I think I'd like to have a Miami Classic holster.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 12:58 AM

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Miami it is lol

Miami it is lol

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 2:09 AM

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if we're in the mid 1900's. But since we're not, gotta say the combat tupperware is where it's at.

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