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I've shot both and own a Glock 22, but when it comes down to it, which would be preferable in a SHTF situation? Granted the 1911 has history, customization, and the big honking .45 on its side, but it's heavier and I imagine that it would be more difficult to find ammunition and magazines. And considering that Glock supplies a huge percentage of the world's police agencies in a 9mm or .40 S&W caliber, wouldn't the Glock be easier to go with? Just looking for a different perspective.
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Finding extra magazines and ammunition would NOT be an issue for either pistol.  In the US, both pistols are heavily used.

The key point is how you shoot with each. If it feels good in your hand, sight picture is great and you hit center with the round, then that's the pistol you choose.  Can't hurt to have around some spare parts like springs, pins, etc. in case of a PAW.  I have part kits for my Glock 17 and Kimber Combat .45, not to mention the kit for my Colt AR.

In a PAW, having multiple pistols with different calibers would insure you have a working firearm whenever you do find any ammo.  Even two pistols and mags in you BOB with one on your side is workable or just hand off the extra to a comrade if its two heavy.. 

Some people also suggest carrying a carbine in one of the pistol calibers, but that depends on your particular situation and location.  There also seems to be a consensus on this board to have a .22 as well. One can carry lots of ammo (available everywhere), the sound report is lower and its perfect for small animals, but even deer have been taken down with good shot placement.  Shots to decayed Zombie heads will work as well. 




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Doc said it all. Main point being shoot what your most comfortable with. 
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I have nothing to add to the above. Very well said.
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I have nothing to add to whatever it was RCS didn't add


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Thanks guys!  I shoot the 1911 fairly well but there's something about my Glock that I love.  One of these days I'll get my paws on one of Ruger's 1911s and that will complete my variety of pistols... for now
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I have one thing to add: RCS...I love you....there I said it..

All BS joking aside. I'm a big fan of the 1911 and SAA. I've heard Glocks can shoot in any condition like the AK...As I said I heard that...but Doc stated the best answer...I will leave it at that..

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I have something to add. now yes i don't own any guns but have shot both the 1911 and glock and there is a very big point i think you guys left out. 1911 (at lest the ones under 1,000$) sometimes/often are not  reliable out of the box. Now this is not something that i heard on the net(other talked about the same thing herehttp://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-2940.html)  no this is what i readed from  reviews of new 1911 in shotguns news,guns and ammo, swat magize and other guns magzines. (it was a Springfield 1911 range Officer in shotgun new  and it had feed probelms. In guns and ammo they had a Remington 1911 and it had feed problems.) They saided it common for 1911 to have probelms out of the box with other then FMJ becuase when the 1911 came out no one used JHP ammo and so it was not made to use JHP ammo like we used today. Most 1911 out of the box that are Milspec will have reliable problems(there a few like the taurus 1911, Kimber and other 1911 that don't have these probelms becuase they are update 1911's) It why there so many  pistolsmith that pimp 1911. also the 1911 if you limp wrist has problems(tryed that what a glock 26 and wolf ammo at the range no problems. did the same thing with i belive was a STI  Trojan 5.0 or Spartan V but i know it was a STI and white box win ammo and jamed city.  if your shooting hand got hurt and you were force to somewhat limp wrist you gun that could be a problem)

Now a glock is the ak of the handgun world(feeds any ammo), holds more ammo they most 1911's(para ordnance holds the same or more), and they come ready for saltwater/boater use.  now i am not a  glock fan (there problems with the glock too) but if you have both use both, but the 1911 is  CQC anti-personnel and the glock is PDW.  Higgins on the the highroad.org    sum up why 1911 have problemsick up any good book on gunsmithing or customizing a 1911 and you'll see all of the factors that have to work just right for a 1911 to work. No flames, please. The 1911 is a great gun with a proven history, but it's not the simplist of designs to carry out well and make reliable. Browning improved things a bit by ditching the link on the 1911 barrel when he designed the Hi-Power. Things were further simplified when somebody came up with the design utilized by Sigs, Glocks, etc... whereby the barrel shroud locks up with the ejection port rather than lugs on top of the barrel locking up with ribs on the underside of the slide.


But as other have said Doc sum it up but i just wanted to add my 2cent.

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It wasnt exactly your 2 cents. Once again your reply was just a mismatch of stuff you cut from other forums or magazines, and made your own.
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Have to agree with Helling. I have shot all types of handguns extensively. I love the  1911 and have done extensive work on mine but out of the box for reliability I would have to say the glock wins out over a mil spec 1911 in my experience. 


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I have one thing to add: RCS...I love you....there I said it..


Let's do this, brah.

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1911 simply because it is what Deniros character in Ronin said he would use when asked by Sean Beans bitch ass character about what weapons he uses....which segwayed into Deniro saying we do not whine about our losses in war like the French do.. GREAT movie and underrated if you have not seen it.
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Thanks JBK. I need to check that out. I can always count on your reviews!
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Oh yeah, watched that in my teens. Good flick.
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GREAT flick!  I especially like the Irish lass with that accent......raaaar!  I have watched that movie at least 100 times....not the whole thing, but back int he day I would get obsessed over movies like a little kid and watch the same ones over and over right before I went to sleep.  I think Braveheart probably holds the record for me at least 400 times.
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Yeah, "Ronin" is a fantastic movie!  Amazing car chases and gun battles!

As to the OP, I agree with what DocT said.

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