101 Uses for a Dead 1911. Well, One . . . by Dan Zimmerman | Jun 03, 2011 | 11 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Gate latch at the Gunsite Academy. Any other suggestions? [h/t everydaynodaysoff.com] comments davvehall says: June 3, 2011 at 13:12 Try doing that with a polymer frame!!The Org. 1911 is like a swiss army knife,You can even use it as a toothpick (not recommended). Reply Ben Shotzberger says: June 3, 2011 at 13:21 At Gunsite, in the bathrooms themselves, there are two pegs on the walls – one labelled “9mm” and the other “.45” You place your firearm, barrel first (not hanging by the trigger guard) onto the peg when doing your thing to avoid any drops / dunks. Just don’t forget your gun when you’re done – the instructors politely warn you that you’ll likely get it back detail-stripped some time later. Reply CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says: June 3, 2011 at 14:17 Aaarggh! It hurts me to see a GI .45 welded like that. Reply Ralph says: June 3, 2011 at 16:00 A dead 1911 makes a fine billy-club. Try THAT with a polymer pistol. Reply John Fritz says: June 3, 2011 at 17:23 This should’ve been entitled “101 Use for a Para Ordnance”. Gee Johnnie, are ya pissed at Para? Yeah. A shitload little. Reply CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says: June 3, 2011 at 17:37 What was the problem you’ve had with Para? I don’t like wasting money. Reply Sean says: June 3, 2011 at 22:29 Ha, my p-14 is on the desk in front of me in pieces. Trying to figure out why it won’t go bang. Reply Bob H says: June 4, 2011 at 00:55 Just guessing here but… Because it is on your desk in pieces? Reply Kentucky Packrat says: June 3, 2011 at 18:06 I don’t have a lot of use for a “live” 1911, why would I care about dead ones? (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Hate to see an old gun treated like that, even if it isn’t functional. Reply Brad Kozak says: June 3, 2011 at 18:45 I can’t help but wonder how they keep it from rusting… Reply Bob H says: June 4, 2011 at 00:57 That one has some rust on it, and, it probably doesn’t rain a lot there, and they probably have enough worn out 1911s to replace it weekly anyway. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.