WTD: Ultra-Micro Compact .40 S&W


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chasm
June 30, 2006, 12:01 PM
It irritates me that I cannot find a .40S&W in a frame size (1911 Pattern) between my PocketLite Govt Mdl and my Defender. Does anyone know of a STEEL 1911 trigger, etc pistol which fits the above standards? For Size purposes.. the K4043 is the closest but to me, is still too large in thickness.
I guess that what I want is the minimum external dimensions necessary to physically handle the cartridge and its pressures. oh, and the barrel chamber must be fully supported.

anyone??
thanks
chas

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MEDDAC19
June 30, 2006, 06:33 PM
Have you looked at the CZ 2075 RAMI? I have one in .40 and like it a lot. Not sure if it meets your specs though.

Zundfolge
June 30, 2006, 06:44 PM
Kimber makes their Ultra Carry in .40.

Here's one on Gunbroker http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=51445062
I know you specified steel but Aluminum is generally strong enough for .40S&W ... its 10mm that requires steel.

STI makes a wonderful little pistol called the LS40 thats even smaller AND is steel.
http://www.stiguns.com/guns/ls/ls.html

again, one on GB http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=51717828

chasm
July 1, 2006, 12:05 AM
many thanks for bringing this to my attention. I LIKE this pistol although I would like the barrel to be 3" instead and I still do not know what the height of the pistol is. However, it IS a 1911 !!! very thin or certainly about .2" thinner than the skinny Kimber as I remember. in fact, my Defender (against which all things are judged in this search) has a slide thickness of about 15/16"... so, this slide will be about a 1/16th thinner.

got to find one to fondle and compare to my Defender. <G>

thanks again Zundfolge. not sure why I am wanting to get into this other than I have gotten to the point that I think that my Defenders are too heavy to carry, and too bulky. and, I have bought 3k pcs of brass for this chambering and now have to buy a set of dies for the XL650. I have looked at K40s, Gl 23, XD, etc and this is the first thing that looks as if it might be what I want to play with.


btw MEDDAC19, the CZ is a polymer I believe.

cheers
chas

Walter
July 1, 2006, 12:16 AM
btw MEDDAC19, the CZ is a polymer I believe.
I carry a CZ RAMI, it's an aluminum alloy frame with a steel slide.
I think it's a great gun. btw, .40s&w.

Walter

MachIVshooter
July 1, 2006, 12:25 AM
The Kahr PM and Mk are the smallest .40's available, so if they won't work I guess you'd better pick up a mill and lathe and get to it.

jetman
July 1, 2006, 10:24 AM
MachIVshooter pretty much called it. I have a PM40 with black slide and night sites and while not a 1911 series, it is still a powerful and small yet still accurate carry pistol. I carry it when it's not convenient to carry the bigger SDS I have. it's gotten so easy to carry/conceal I rarely takled the SDS out unless it is really COLD and I have lots of cover clothing on.

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