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Is the 1911 a reliable gun?

A Marine's opinion

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Four problems

Daniel Shaw, a retired Marine infantryman and combat weapons master instructor, has doubts about the 1911 as a personal defense weapon.

Fours problems he states are:

1. Limited magazine capacity
2. Safety lever
3. Reliability
4. Magazine compatibility

The overall problem he has with the 1911 is the amount of maintenance required to keep the gun in good working order.

To keep it in good working condition you need the proper parts and enough money for it to stay reliable, when other less expensive guns could serve you better.