Why Are 1911s So Unreliable?

Are 1911 pistols difficult to maintain?

The more complex the system, the harder it will be to maintain.

The 1911 earned its place as a prominent, long-time service pistol for militaries and law enforcement around the world, thanks not only to good firepower but also to its intuitive, easy-to-maintain design..

How many rounds will a 1911 last?

Unless you are a heavy duty target shooter or competitor you are not going to wear out a steel 1911. Some on this and other forums tell of firing 50,000, 100,000 plus rounds through GI and commercial Colts.

Is a Kimber 1911 worth the money?

That’s not a lot of money in the 1911 world. Exactly and it’s a real value IMO. The kimber custom II is one of the best values in the market. I personally wouldn’t buy one of the really expensive kimber models because I would rather save a bit more and buy a wilson, etc.

Do 1911 jam a lot?

Most 1911’s were designed to fire “hardball” ammo. With this ammo they very rarely jammed. … Jams in the 1911,or any semi-auto pistol, can be traced to ammo,damaged magazines or broken or worn parts. My 1911 and any modern ,quality ,1911 will not jam any more frequently than any modern striker fired pistol.

How much does it cost to build your own 1911?

A decent carbon steel frame and slide will run about $600+. $150ish for a barrel, another $150 for a fire control set, and a few hundred for the rest of the small parts… you’re into parts for at least $1k. You’ll need to apply a finnish of some sort. If you don’t have tools, you’ll spend a few hundred more.

How reliable is a 1911?

The 1911 is a very reliable pistol if it is firing the rounds it was designed to shoot – 230gr FMJ NATO rounds. Any other round and there’s some question as to reliability… regardless of whether it’s ported and throated or not. Don’t let some of the 1911 purists fool you. I love my 1911’s, but I would NEVER carry one.

Is a Glock more reliable than a 1911?

The Glock is best for people transitioning from double action revolvers. It is simpler to use than the 1911, and once the trigger is mastered, is just as accurate in combat. Glocks can fire tens of thousands of rounds without malfunction or damage, and are more corrosion-resistant than the 1911.

What is the difference between a Series 70 and 80 1911?

In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. … Series 70 1911s have no safety plunger in the slide. The shooter must press the trigger to unblock the firing pin for Series 80 1911s. Also, the collet bushing was replaced with the solid bushing in about 1988.

Are Springfield 1911 reliable?

Registered. As others have indicated, the Springfield is exceptionally reliable and fairly accurate out of the box.

How safe is 1911 cocked and locked?

Cocked and Locked 1911 Actually Safer Than Most Other Pistols. … Granted, a person can carry with an empty chamber but a loaded magazine, or can – carefully – manually decock the pistol after loading the chamber. Safeties, as with any mechanical device, can fail or be inadvertently deactivated.

How bad is .45 ACP recoil?

45ACP is very smooth and controllable and the recoil from it should not hurt you at all, unless, as mentioned by dsk you are using a light pistol or really ammo, then it may be less comfortable, but still not bad.

Which Colt 1911 is best?

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Will a 1911 fire if dropped?

Registered. It certainly is possible to drop fire a 1911 – nothing holds the firing pin away from the primer but the firing pin spring, and inertia is a rule of physics, not a myth. A car accident, or dropping on the muzzle is going to make the firing pin move, if the angle is right.

Why are 1911s so accurate?

The fit of the barrel to the bushing, or to the slide in a bushingless slide and the rear of the barrel’s lugs locking properly into the lugs of the slide are what generally make the 1911 a decently accurate gun, in most cases right out of the box.

Why are 1911s so expensive?

They are relatively expensive, because more modern pistol designs have been massively simplified and optimized for production with modern technology, such as plastic molding, the use of stamped sheet metal parts, and MIM (metal injection molding).

Is 1911 good for beginners?

A M1911-style pistol is a good gun. But not the best gun for you. You see,you are a beginner.

What pistol do the Navy SEALs use?

The Navy’s special operators are preparing to part with the Sig Sauer P228 and adopt the Glock 19 as their sidearm. While SEALs have long carried the P226, the more compact P228 has been a staple among Naval Special Warfare Combatant Craft crew.

What pistol does Delta Force use?

9mm Glock 17sDelta is now using 9mm Glock 17s, 19s and 34s. The 75th Ranger Regiment and Special Forces units use M9A1s and Glock 19s. SEAL Teams mostly use the Sig Sauer 226. DEVGRU, or SEAL Team 6, does use Heckler & Koch .