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    Why is the 1911 more popular than ever?

    Bill says the pendulum is swinging back to Wilson Combat building more .45 1911s than 9mm 1911s:


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    Part of the reason to choose .45 in a 1911-pattern pistol would be a concern about magazine capacity limits. If one is concerned about a magazine capacity and wants a SAO design, a 1911 makes sense. If one chooses a 1911, it is easier to make one reliable in the round for which the pistol was designed.

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    Because it is so easy to shoot well. A new generation figuring that out? The manufacturers are marketing it well and producing more attractive models with "enough" of what was customization stuff done to them, decent sights, beavertails, etc.

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    WC calls their double stack X9 a 1911

    Im not sure if hes talking regular single stack 1911s in 45 and 9 versus adding up all the double stack 1911 in 9mm

    Lies, damned lies and statistics.
    Currently Im still within the acceptable dickhead parameter of PF 2017+.

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    While I admire WC designs, parts, and guns, a 1911 manufacturer putting out a video title "Why the 1911 is still popular" seems a bit self-serving.

    I like 1911s, I'll always have 1911s, and I'm certainly happy to see WC business prosper- but the double-stack 9mm is today's reality of defensive pistolcraft.
    Per the PF Code of Conduct, I have a commercial interest in the StreakTM product as sold by Ammo, Inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farscott View Post
    Part of the reason to choose .45 in a 1911-pattern pistol would be a concern about magazine capacity limits. If one is concerned about a magazine capacity and wants a SAO design, a 1911 makes sense. If one chooses a 1911, it is easier to make one reliable in the round for which the pistol was designed.
    Im waiting for the resurgence of .38 super and I would like a loading with a 148gr. bullet doing 1150ish fps please.

    That would be sweet in a double stack or single stack.

    ETA: loaded in .38 supercomp cases so theyre truly rimless

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    It is? ? ? Lets see some sales numbers. I have nothing against a nice 1911, but I literally only see old guys like myself shooting them at the range or competitions.

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    *hitches up pants*

    Well, it could be buncha' us old-timers learnt on Glocks and recently discovered the pleasure of shooting slow, fat bullets out of a steel pistol with a carrot-snapping crisp trigger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caballoflaco View Post
    Im waiting for the resurgence of .38 super and I would like a loading with a 148gr. bullet doing 1150ish fps please.

    That would be sweet in a double stack or single stack.

    ETA: loaded in .38 supercomp cases so theyre truly rimless
    YES, YES, YES!!!!!!

    And make it with a duty grade bullet design.

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    I don't think single stack 1911's in 9mm make sense to anyone anymore. With Wilson's EDC based double stack guns seeming to work pretty well and the Stack-A-Toe obsession, if you want a 9mm with 1911 style controls there are just better options out there without compromising capacity.
    3/15/2016

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