A 1911 in .40cal


April 6, 2007, 03:49 AM
Anyone got one? Planning to get an ARMSCOR/PRACTICAL Series 1911 in .40Caliber. Held one and I thought the grip feel is great than the 45acp 1911 hi-caps.

Share your reviews on this 1911/40cal format regardless of brand, thanks.

(BTW, this model is in 15+1 capacity).

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April 6, 2007, 03:00 PM
Dont have one. Will be watching this thread, as my curiosity has been piqued as well.

April 6, 2007, 03:30 PM
I have a Para Ordnance P-16 which I love. It has aftermarket internal fire control parts and has been hard chromed. A very accurate piece, 100% function all the time and even is ok to carry concealed although a little heavy. The 1911 platform is a great fit for the .40 cliber IMHO.

April 6, 2007, 09:40 PM
The Armscor/practical series is supposed to interchange magazines with the PARA HICAP .40cal., am not 100% sure though.

Critter - your right. I think the 1911 in steel format contains and handles the high pressures of the .40 caliber like no other. Giving you that extra sense of assurance in firing thousands of rounds thru it. Not to mention to tame that snappy recoil.

Im seriously considering this ARMSCOR with the intgrated ramp barrel designe just like PARA's and I hope to receive first hand feedback from other 1911/.40cal owners especially from those who own the PRACTICAL SERIES.

Thanks in advance.

April 6, 2007, 09:52 PM
I own several .40S&Ws, and the P16-40 is near the top of my list of favorites. It is durn accurate, and when I first learned that there was a 1911 that held 16+1 rounds, I was estatic!

It isn't my carry piece, because it has a target trigger. The last thing I'd want is a personal protection weapon with a 2lb trigger pull.:eek:

It is basically the same as their P14-45. The magazines from one will fit the other (but not function!) and both have a standard sized 1911 slide.

The grip is a bit larger than a standard 1911, but not much. In fact, my 1911A1 that has a hogue grip is about the same size as the grips on my Paras.

I say go for it.:D

April 6, 2007, 09:56 PM
I have a Springfield loaded in .40 and it has been a fine piece. You have my interest up on the Armscor. I have seen lots of threads on loading long, and other problems of being finicky, but I haven't had any trouble at all. Cheap brass was the main reason for me getting my 1911 in .40.

April 6, 2007, 10:41 PM
January edition featured this gun:


April 7, 2007, 10:58 AM
I've the Armscor widebody guns in .45ACP, .40S&W and a pair in 9mm (one has a J-point red dot optic). They are wonderful shooters, take the Para Ordnance mags (or Mec-Gar or ACT Para mags) and cost a good bit less than the competition. They've held up very well, no problems at all that weren't the magazines (use the search, I've complained about Para mags a lot!) and the 9mm with the J-point is over 10000 rounds.

Being a fan of the double stack 1911, I've Para P14, P13 & P10 and the Springfield clone of the P12 along with the Kimber BP series in 5" 4" & 3" barrels but its at least one of the Armscors that comes along every range trip.


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