Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Glock vs 1911?

Take your pick. There's no wrong answer here......

I've always been a huge fan of John Moses Browning. In fact, Browning firearms have always been #1 in my book. I always shot a Browning shotgun in sporting clays competition, starting with a 20 gauge B-80 as a 7th grader and graduating to a 12 gauge Citori 425 as a 10th grader. Collectively, me and my daddy probably own upwards of 20-25 Browning firearms. John Browning was a master and probably the best gun designer of all time. The 1911 has served proudly in the military, law enforcement, and civilian arsenal for 101 years currently. There's a reason the 1911 has been around for that long. After all, think of all the other war weapons that were used then; how many of them are still being used in large numbers? Certainly none of the rifles, but the 1911 has withstood the test of time.

Around 1980-1982, Gaston Glock made another revolutionary design. The Glock 17 was the first handgun to use a polymer frame and was widely accepted as a possible replacement to the Colt 1911. Although we don't have 100 years of use and data on the Glock yet, it has performed ridiculously well so far and is now employed by the majority of LE units nationwide, lots of competitive shooters, and many military units across the world.

Gaston Glock (h/t Ammoland)

There are many comparisons and contrasts to each of these handguns. But what I do know is what they have in common: They both perform extremely well. I've documented a comparison I did on the Glock vs 1911 debate below on my Youtube channel. Which side of the holster do you fall on? Glock or 1911?

Glock vs 1911? Which is better?

Be safe and see you next time.

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