4 Reasons Why I Wouldn’t Trust the 1911 With My Life

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In the video above, Daniel Shaw, retired US Marine Infantryman and Combat Weapons Master Instructor, explains why the 1911 is not the defensive gun he chooses to carry.


Shaw gives us four reasons why he opts to go with something aside from John Browning’s classic handgun:

  1. Limited Magazine Capacity
  2. Safety Lever
  3. Reliability
  4. Magazine Compatibility

The former Marine is careful to note that this is his opinion, based on his experience, and acknowledges that everyone is free to pick the platform that’s right for them. With that in mind, what are your thoughts on the 1911? Do you trust your 1911 with your life? Do you have four reasons to back up your stance?

GunsAmerica produced this video in conjunction with Funker Tactical and Thunderbird Tactical

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