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      05-30-2012 01:18 PM #1
      On the market for a new car and was wondering the other day what the 1911 of the auto world is? Asked a few friends and it didn't seem to be a real clear answer. Discuss

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      05-30-2012 01:23 PM #2
      Anything classic that has been remade to be a bit more modern but still retain the original looks. So superformance cobra. Good luck with the purchase.

      Why is this in firearms? Title does not really help it pertain to guns. Should be in the TCL.
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      05-30-2012 01:23 PM #3
      So big, old, outdated, heavy, low capacity by modern standards, and with a lot of aftermarket support?

      Sounds like a 1950s Chevy truck to me.


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      05-30-2012 01:31 PM #4
      GMT400 Chevy pickups
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    5. 05-30-2012 04:43 PM #5
      ^This.

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      05-30-2012 04:48 PM #6
      So we're going with "The Model 1911 handgun: The Chevrolet pickup truck of guns."

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      05-30-2012 04:49 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      So big, old, outdated, heavy, low capacity by modern standards, and with a lot of aftermarket support?

      Sounds like a 1950s Chevy truck to me.


      I was thinking more along the lines of:

      Interchangeable parts and built by several manufacturers. I can also cobble one together out of stuff in my garage. That sounds like a Super 7 to me!



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    8. 05-30-2012 04:50 PM #8


      This is the first thing that came to mind.

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      05-30-2012 04:51 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post


      This is the first thing that came to mind.
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      05-30-2012 04:53 PM #10
      eidt: beaten, also answered jeep. Looks the same as it did when it was introduced, dead reliable, relatively simple.

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      05-30-2012 04:56 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      GMT400 Chevy pickups
      This. Design as old as Methuselah, yet made practically "forever". Still everywhere and does the job for many, despite the age of its design. Lots of variants. Great aftermarket support.

      That said, the same could be said of many Jeeps, especially the CJ (which is still quite common despite the newest ones being 26 years old).

      Perhaps the 1973-1979 Ford F-Series also falls into this category?
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      05-30-2012 04:58 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post


      This is the first thing that came to mind.
      This. I refuse to believe one of my favorite handguns is comparable to a Chevy Truck.
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      05-30-2012 05:04 PM #13
      911? It looks the same and over the years has gone through improvements but retained the same basic layout.

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      05-30-2012 05:05 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      This. I refuse to believe one of my favorite handguns is comparable to a Chevy Truck.
      1911 parts practically grow on trees they are so common. You can get something for them at pretty much any place that even sells the most basic of firearm accessories. Sort of like finding Chevy Truck parts at a NAPA, Sears, Pep Boys, or Autozone. Try ordering a Jeep transmission or cylinder head at your local Advance Auto Parts isn't going to be easy... not nearly as easy as a Chevy truck. Finding the expertise to work on it isn't going to be as common either.

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      05-30-2012 05:14 PM #15
      If you were to compare it to an engine, I would go with the small block chevy.

      Obin's answer is pretty spot on though.

      Also, I my 1911

      Still incredibly accurate after all of these years. I think mine is nearing the age of 40.

    16. 05-30-2012 05:59 PM #16
      i would say the 'vette

      classic origins, that still shines today through each generation

      the 1911 was known for hitting power, but lacked capacity .... maybe analogous to fuel economy

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      more than a jeep. I spent too much time either loading one, bouncing around in the back of one, or driving one. Haven't changed much since the late 30's or early 40's.
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      05-30-2012 06:21 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      1911 parts practically grow on trees they are so common. You can get something for them at pretty much any place that even sells the most basic of firearm accessories. Sort of like finding Chevy Truck parts at a NAPA, Sears, Pep Boys, or Autozone. Try ordering a Jeep transmission or cylinder head at your local Advance Auto Parts isn't going to be easy... not nearly as easy as a Chevy truck. Finding the expertise to work on it isn't going to be as common either.

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      05-30-2012 06:23 PM #19
      I'd say Corvette too. While the design of core remain faithful to the concept(SBC, simple design), the car itself incorporates whats improved in each era. 1911 and its extension is still the mainstray of competitive shooting nowadays....

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      05-30-2012 07:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by availrva View Post
      On the market for a new car and was wondering the other day what the 1911 of the auto world is? Asked a few friends and it didn't seem to be a real clear answer. Discuss
      Do you mean what car built in 1911 would be comparable to a modern car?
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      05-30-2012 07:16 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Do you mean what car built in 1911 would be comparable to a modern car?
      Colt 1911. Built for 100+ years and the design is relatively unchanged.


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      05-30-2012 07:28 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by S0RRY View Post
      Colt 1911. Built for 100+ years and the design is relatively unchanged.

      Something like this though is at its core no different in design....

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      05-30-2012 07:37 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Something like this though is at its core no different in design....




      they even call them race guns

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      05-30-2012 07:38 PM #24
      The Toyota Hilux would be the AK47 of cars, no?

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      05-30-2012 07:38 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by kimilein View Post
      The Toyota Hilux would be the AK47 of cars, no?
      Hilux came across my mind but didn't think it worked with the 1911 analogue, this is perfect though.

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      05-30-2012 07:51 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by kimilein View Post
      The Toyota Hilux would be the AK47 of cars, no?
      It's hard to find a picture of a hilux without a passenger holding an AK.

      1911 = Chevy PU...or any GM with a pushrod engine.
      AK47= Hilux
      M1A1 = CJ
      AR15 = Corvette
      Luger = Beetle
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      05-30-2012 07:53 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Mabe View Post
      Luger = Beetle
      I disagree. I think it's more like
      Mauser 98 = Beetle
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      Luger= Mercedes S-Class

    28. 05-30-2012 07:53 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Mabe View Post
      It's hard to find a picture of a hilux without a passenger holding an AK.

      1911 = Chevy PU...or any GM with a pushrod engine.
      AK47= Hilux
      M1A1 = CJ
      AR15 = Corvette
      Luger = Beetle

      Nah the Corvette is actually reliable.

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      05-30-2012 07:57 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by ToucheTurtle View Post
      Nah the Corvette is actually reliable.
      It's reliable, but its not durable like a Hilux. You can't mount aaa to the back of a Corvette and drive it through the desert.
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      05-30-2012 07:58 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Mabe View Post
      It's reliable, but its not durable like a Hilux. You can't mount aaa to the back of a Corvette and drive it through the desert.

    31. 05-30-2012 08:53 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Mabe View Post
      It's hard to find a picture of a hilux without a passenger holding an AK.

      1911 = Chevy PU...or any GM with a pushrod engine.
      AK47= Hilux
      M1A1 = CJ
      AR15 = Corvette
      Luger = Beetle

      I think the AR15 is more akin to a Ford Mustang -- or a Honda Civic

      Huge aftermarket support, limitless customization, and fanatic owners. Capable of very high performance, but reasonably priced and fairly pedestrian on the lower end.

      Yep, sounds like a Mustang or a Civic to me.

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      05-30-2012 09:02 PM #34
      I think a Glock is more like a Corolla or Camry. Too innovative to be compared to something like a CV; but not exciting, just boxy and reliable. Maybe like a Volvo 240.
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      05-30-2012 09:39 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      I think a Glock is more like a Corolla or Camry. Too innovative to be compared to something like a CV; but not exciting, just boxy and reliable. Maybe like a Volvo 240.
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