Are all 1911 made the same?
The 1911 is manufactured by no less than 50 different companies. They range from low quality imports to full custom handguns that can approach 5 figures. At the heart of all of them is John Browning’s basic design from 1911. However, not all of these pistols are the same.
Is the 1911 still a good gun?
Modern pistol designs have made the 1911 obsolete in its role as a combat sidearm. It’s finicky and demands constant attention that a warfighter can’t afford to offer. But when it’s tuned and running well, it’s the most accurate pistol out there. Warnings aside, the pistol’s appeal is strong and romantic.
What is the difference between a Colt 1911 and a 1911A1?
The M1911A1 changes to the original design consisted of a shorter trigger, cutouts in the frame behind the trigger, an arched mainspring housing, a longer grip safety spur (to prevent hammer bite), a wider front sight, a shortened hammer spur, and simplified grip checkering (eliminating the “Double Diamond” reliefs).
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.
Does Rock Island make a good 1911?
The Rock Island 1911 is a great starter-priced 1911 around $500 that maintains the look of a standard GI model with decent parkerizing and surprisingly good trigger. But beware of some initial break-in, potential for hammer bite, and terrible GI sights.
What does a sear spring do?
The 1911 sear spring is a flat leaf spring having three legs, that works as a return spring for the sear, disconnect and grip safety. When viewed from the rear, the leg on the left works the sear, the leg in the center works the disconnect and the leg on the right works the grip safety.