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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by FireInTheWire, Sep 13, 2019.
I'm torn between that rifle or a 1911. I don't own either.
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.
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.
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)
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.
This is very true. Them things breed like rabbits in your gun safe.
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.
Naaaw..... Well.... not much. Just a curious and inquisitive bunch.
So in other words, not really a 1911.
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!
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.