Earlier today at our range I had the distinct displeasure of running into a visiting "know it all" who started yacking about how 1911's were hang overs from the past (mine was laying out on the table) and how any of the guns with newer designs and newer materials were just far better in terms of reliability, shootability, accuracy, yada yada yack yack yack. he then went off on the difference between older and newer style sights and how older sights like those on my Mil Spec (which again was out on the table) were just as useless for "accuracy" as the sights on old style six guns and basically useless (in his mighty opinion) for anything other than what he called "point and pray" shooting, in other words this guy was just a real mouth and a doof. :barf:
Gentlemen, sorry to say but he just really pushed my buttons with all his nonsense yacking so I picked up the Mil Spec, handed him my spare ear and eye protection, and politely invited him into the range, where I thought about just accidentally shooting him :scratch: but then my cooler side prevailed.
I ran a target out to 7 yards and using my hopelessly outdated Mil Spec sights put five rounds slow fire into a hole with the rounds overlapping each other. I then ran the target out to 10 yards and still using those same old style sights put three five round mags rapid fire into an expanding hole, with the one flyer you see. I then ran the target out to 12 yards and put a final five round mag slow fire into a very slightly more expanded hole.
In the end I stayed nice and polite and did not go off on him but Mr. (your 1911 and it's sights suck) mouth had little to say when we came back out of the range which was fine with me and the folks I had originally been chatting with.
I don't know where these folks come from but this one really got to me which usually does not happen.
Be Safe, Shoot Well.:rock: