S&W 1911 in 9mm


February 10, 2009, 07:30 AM
Has anyone bought The Smith & Wesson 1911 chambered in 9mm? I think this gun would be pretty cool. I have a S&W 1911 in 45acp which might be my favorite gun but this one intrigues me. I think it would be a good practice gun because of the low recoil and muzzle flip. Also, 9mm ammo is less expensive than 45acp. The only drawback is the price of the gun. The 9mm 1911 list for 1635.00 and the 45acp 1911 list for 1130.00. 500 hundred dollars more seem I little high. Any thoughts about the gun? Has anyone shot one?

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February 10, 2009, 08:55 AM
Is that MSRP, or street price? There can be a quite large difference with guns.

February 10, 2009, 08:57 AM
After reviewing S&W's site

The $1635 is for the Pro model 9mm. The similar 45 acp Pro, is $1535. A $100 dollar difference.

February 10, 2009, 09:12 AM
Is this the Doug Koenig model from the Performance Center? If so, it's probably worth it!

February 10, 2009, 11:06 AM
I am seriously looking for a 9mm 1911 and this one is very nice. But $1600, wow! How good are their Pro Series 1911's?

February 10, 2009, 11:23 AM
The 9mm version might be a ramped barrel, which is more expensive.

My ramped .38 Super was about $300 more than the unramped .45 acp version of the same gun.

February 10, 2009, 12:08 PM
These aren't out yet (as far as I know).

I've seen speculation that the gun will retail in the $1000 - $1,100 range, which wouldn't be that high for a 'custom' 9MM 1911.

They are a ton of fun to run at the range, and when these are out I'll be taking a look at them.

February 10, 2009, 12:57 PM
Spoke with a customer service rep at S&W today. He could not say when the 1911 9mm would be available but did say it would be about 20% less than 1635.00 list price. What is a ramped barrel?

The Lone Haranguer
February 10, 2009, 01:06 PM
A ramped barrel is one that incorporates the feed ramp, with the frame machined out to accommodate it. On a standard 1911 the feed ramp is in the frame, feeding into the barrel throat.

February 10, 2009, 04:35 PM
Do you think this gun will be able to accept a high cap magazine? Smith & Wesson could not answer.

February 10, 2009, 10:26 PM
By hicap do you mean
double stack? Probably not.
Extended? Probably so.

February 11, 2009, 06:16 AM
I meant to say double stack. I handled I hi cap Para and I have large hands but it just didn't feel right. I am hoping Smith won't try to expand the grip to accommodate a double stack magazine.

February 11, 2009, 08:19 AM
The S&W 1911 in 9MM will be a single-stack design, using a standard capacity magazine that fits 9 rounds. I'm not familiar with how many round extended magazines would give you (I know in .45 I have 10 rounders).

For double-stack designs you need to look at Para or STI.

February 11, 2009, 09:25 AM
I bought three Wilson 10 round 9mm mags and three Tripp Cobra 10 round 9mm mags. Had trouble with the Tripp, so bought two more Wilsons. Also bought a variety of the 9mm and 38 Super SA mags, all 9 rounders. SA are reliable. Just saw that Dawson Precision has come out with their own 10 round 9mm. 10 round 9mm will be very available as more 9mm 1911s are out there. 10 is legal for USPSA Single Stack Class. I bought the Baer PII last year. Great gun for speed steel. Might use it for USPSA some this year. I would use it for defense, but mostly carry the S&W1911PD Commander, scandium frame, with CT laser grips.

If the S&W 9mm is as reliable and accurate as my PD Commander it should be a great gun in the $1,000 to $1,300 price range. Dan Wesson and Fusion are also available at that price, if you can find them.

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