As some SOFREP readers may be aware, I didn’t start my journey into firearms as a Glock guy – in fact, the first legitimate firearm I ever purchased was by trusty old 1911. It took time, and the constant badgering of men with tactical experience and proficiency I respected to convince me that I needed to try one out for myself. So, when the Generation 4 Glocks hit the market, I scooped myself up a nice, cheap Gen 3 Glock 19, and, much to the chagrin of all my 1911 toting buddies, I fell in love.
That isn’t to say that I don’t like my 1911 anymore. While the upvote/downvote culture of the internet might have you convinced that you have to choose between the Glock and the 1911, I’m here to tell you that buying into that kind of polarizing culture is foolish – shoot the stuff you like, and don’t worry about what the forums think. My 1911 feels like a piece of history, and my Glock? Well … it feels a bit like the Ford Mustang I used to work on in high school.
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