Home Fun and Games 101 Uses for a Dead 1911. Well, One . . . Fun and Games 101 Uses for a Dead 1911. Well, One . . . By Dan Zimmerman - June 3, 2011 11 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email Gate latch at the Gunsite Academy. Any other suggestions? [h/t everydaynodaysoff.com] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New From X Products: X-1 Stand Alone Launcher (NOT a Firearm) The Gundie Awards Nears One Million Votes Merry Christmas! Tell Us About Your Holiday and What You Are Packing! 11 COMMENTS 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 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 Aaarggh! It hurts me to see a GI .45 welded like that. Reply A dead 1911 makes a fine billy-club. Try THAT with a polymer pistol. Reply This should’ve been entitled “101 Use for a Para Ordnance”. Gee Johnnie, are ya pissed at Para? Yeah. A shitload little. Reply What was the problem you’ve had with Para? I don’t like wasting money. Reply 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 Just guessing here but… Because it is on your desk in pieces? Reply 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 I can’t help but wonder how they keep it from rusting… Reply 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 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.