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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by FireInTheWire, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    I'm torn between that rifle or a 1911. I don't own either.
     


  2. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    Normally, I'd say comparing a 1911 to a 336 would be like comparing a 69 SS Camaro to a 1991 F350 w/the 6.9 non-turbo. Awkward, at best.

    1911s

    Easier to store
    Easier to transport
    Easier to lose
    Easier to run with
    Easier to carry
    Faster to deploy
    Faster to fire follow up shots
    Available in more calibers (although not, admittedly, in 30-30)
    Available in many more finishes
    Easier to field strip and to detail strip with simple or even improvised tools
    Generally better appreciating-but not in all cases, of course
    Easier to have customized- and repaired if necessary
    Better triggers- some, or all with a little work
    They're America's gun

    THE BIggest disadvantage of 1911s is that, with VERY few exceptions, almost every dude I know who started with one can't seem to stop acquiring more.

    Marlin 336s

    Good for deer
    Good for hogs
    Dang reliable (but not necessarily any more so than 1911s)
    Better for distance shooting
    Pretty (heavy compared to a 1911)
     
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  3. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    I’ve gone down that path a couple of different times. What I’ve come to realize is the heirlooms that’ve come my way were all working guns and have lots of time spent in the woods and stories I’m a part of.

    That’s the value in a heirloom piece to me, anyways.

    But you know which 1911 Is buy as a safe queen to pass down.
     
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  4. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    This is very true. Them things breed like rabbits in your gun safe.
     
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  5. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Yeah that's my hang up.

    I don't have a purpose for the Marlin. It's pretty and I won't shoot it much because it's not threaded. Once you shoot suppressed you don't like shooting without. Imho

    1911 would be carried roaming around on the ranch and bed side gun. So- I need a rail, threaded and I also want a double stack mag. Like the Para I came across the other day.
     
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  6. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere TGT Supporter

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    Naaaw..... Well.... not much. Just a curious and inquisitive bunch.
     
  7. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    So in other words, not really a 1911.
     
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  8. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Buy both! :banana:
     
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  9. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    First:

    Gemtech, and probably a bunch of others, will thread a 336. There are a few floating around.


    Second, Get a 2011. Still the guts and form of a 1911, but double stack and many have rails. Easy peasy. If double stack is part of the equation, no question, to me: GO 2011!
     
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  10. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I made it to 60 years old not owning a lever action gun. As far as the one pictued in the op its nothing I would own.
     


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