Frequent question: Is the 1911 a good first handgun?

What is a good starter 1911?

Best 1911 Pistols

  • Most Affordable. Rock Island Armory 1911. 520. …
  • Mil-Spec. Springfield Armory Mil-Spec. 699. …
  • Slight Upgrade. Remington R1 Enhanced. 849. …
  • BEST BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK. Ruger SR1911. …
  • The Tiny-Boi. Springfield 1911 EMP. …
  • Kimber Warrior. 1475. …
  • 10mm Goodness. Colt Delta Elite 10mm. …
  • 1911 Editor’s Choice. Springfield Loaded Operator.

What is so special about a 1911 gun?

The M1911 series of pistols is renowned for its ergonomics. The svelte grip provided by the single stack magazine makes it easy to grip. The manual safety is placed perfectly for easy access, and the grip angle is superb. The single-action-only design provides a crisp trigger in even the cheapest 1911 configurations.

Is a 1911 better than a Glock?

Glocks can fire tens of thousands of rounds without malfunction or damage, and are more corrosion-resistant than the 1911. It is also less expensive, on average, than the 1911, and fits small-statured shooters better. The 1911 is a classic; the Glock is becoming one.

Are 1911s overrated?

The M1911 is easily one of the most overrated guns of all time in 2021. Actually, it was overrated in 1935 when the Hi-Power came to be. The reason it gets number two on the list is because 2011-style double-stack 1911s are mostly great.

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Is a 1911 a good carry gun?

It’s slim for its power level, an important dimension for both comfort and concealment. When properly built, it’s also remarkably accurate, and its trigger system and grip shape adapt well to a broad range of hand sizes. The 1911 is not seen as often in holsters as polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols.

What 1911 is closest to the original?

The True 1911

For our money, the Rock Standard full-size is the closest you can get to the original M1911 without purchasing a 1911 that was actually built in 1911.

Will a 1911 fire if dropped?

I Would Never…

Is the 1911 “drop safe”? While it has been proven that the original 100-year-old design can discharge from firing pin inertia if dropped on either end, particularly if thousands of trigger pulls have weakened the firing pin spring, this has been corrected on modern designs.

Is the 1911 still used in the military?

Developed as a response to Washington’s first overseas insurgency, the 1911 pistol still accompanies U.S. forces today around the world. The 1911 semiautomatic pistol was invented by John Moses Browning, one of the most successful—and some would say, legendary—inventors of firearms who ever lived.

Is the 1911 reliable?

The 1911 is an extremely reliable pistol. I believe this to be in favor of the weapon having less “mechanical” parts than that of a Glock. The 1911’s solid frame-work also adds to the overall reliability, after-all, it is made almost completely of inferior metals.

Do 1911 jam a lot?

You are right to be concerned about such things — the 1911 is notorious for jamming frequently. Specifically the ejector mechanism; if the gun is not held steady after firing, the spent cartridge tends to get jammed between the barrel and the slide.

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What pistol is better than a 1911?

1. Reliability. This first reason a Sig P220 is better than a 1911 is a no-brainer. If you were in a situation where you knew people would be shooting back at you, and you could only choose between a Sig P220 or a 1911, both loaded with modern hollowpoint defense ammo, which would you grab?

Is .45 ACP better than 9mm?

All things being equal, there is no difference in accuracy between the 9mm and 45 ACP. However, there is one caveat and that would be muzzle velocity. As the 9mm round fires a lighter bullet at a higher velocity, it will have less bullet drop over distance making it the better choice for long range shots.

What size is a Commander 1911?

The 1911 Commander: 4.25″ Model

The 1911 Commander is just a compact version of the 1911 Government, sporting a shorter barrel and slide, introduced in 1950. It shares the same frame, trigger assembly, and magazine with the Government.