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1911 in 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by greenscape, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. greenscape

    greenscape Active Member

    Well I posted earlier this week about a Ruger SR9. And it looks nice but now I am thinking about maybe upping the ante and going for a 1911 in 9mm. I like the thought of the low recoil, potential accuracy and the price of the rounds for lots of shooting. Any suggestions ? Smith and Kimber make one. what other choices do I have ? Thanks
  2. Easy. Buy any .38 Super 1911, and get a 9mm barrel and magazine (and maybe a 14-16lb. spring). They work great. Then you'll be able to shoot 9mm all you want, and have the potential of .38 Super for heaver loads.
  3. jrod102

    jrod102 Well-Known Member

    Funny you should ask,.......

    IDK how much $$$ you want to drop on one but you did mention Kimber and they arn't the cheapest gun out there. You didn't mention what this gun's functionality is as in a ccw gun or a range plinker or what-have ya. That being said I don't know if you want it full size or a compact. Well moving right along,... let me get to the gun at hand. If you can spend about $1100 give or take you need to get a Springfield EMP in 9mm. Sweetest gun in my extensive collection buy far. I wouldn't take love, money, or a share in the rail road for it and it would be the last one I'd part with. Never a failure on any front. Most accurate gun out of the box of any I've ever had. It may cost you a little more than you wanted to spend up front,......... but I'm so glad I did. If a more perfect 9mm 1911 was ever made I don't know of it. I do know that the one I have is perfect for me. I tend to think you'd enjoy one as much as I have mine.

    just because your paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you! :what:
  4. rellascout

    rellascout member

    What is your budget?
  5. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Well-Known Member

    One of the guys I shoot IDPA with has a Dan Wesson Guardian. Very nice 1911!
  6. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    I've got a S&W 1911 9mm Pro Series and a Fusion 9mm CCO. Both great guns, though the Fusion is pricey. If you want a full size gun you won't go wrong with the S&W. It is 100% reliable, very accurate and very fast shooting. I carry it on duty and have used it in a few IDPA matches, it is a terrific piece, one of my favorites.

  7. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    Rock Island has one - under $500.

    I cannot speak to the reliability of their 9mm, but their .45s and .38 Supers have good reputations and I can attest to that in both a Tactical and Compact model.

  8. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    I've got the RIA 9mm Tactical. Fantastic pistol. If your only reason to want a 9mm 1911 is to shoot cheap ammo, doesn't make a lot of sense to me to pay more.

    Mine was $430 from Centerfire Systems. Already over 3000 rounds through it. Its become my wife's favorite, so I may be looking for another.
  9. cardinalfan

    cardinalfan Well-Known Member

    Colt Defender in 9mm or Springfield EMP in 9mm
  10. The Wiry Irishman

    The Wiry Irishman Well-Known Member

    You can get them from STI, SVI, and Les Baer, too, if your budget is high enough.
  11. ravot

    ravot Active Member

    my original budget was 6 to 700 9mm 1911. unless ur LGS has it, it'll be hard. and i wasn't too patient as the 1911 bug was killing me so si bit the bullet and got a loaded springfield 9mm form gunbroker. 900 shipped.

    another option was the RIA tactical.

    i want a full body and not a compact so choices get limited.
    good luck my friend!
  12. Winkman822

    Winkman822 Well-Known Member

    If your budget allows, I'd hands down recommend a custom build from Les Baer, Wilson Combat or Nighthawk Custom. Barring that, I'd say a Springfield EMP, Springfield Loaded 1911 (PX9130LP), Smith and Wesson Pro Series, Dan Wesson Pointman Nine or Dan Wesson Guardian.
  13. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    9mm 1911's are fun to shoot, i have a few of them



  14. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

    Why not get a Hi Power?
  15. Hanshi

    Hanshi Well-Known Member

    I have a custom worked Colt 1911 series 70 in .38sup which I like very much. Always said some day I'd get the barrel and mag for 9mm but still don't have it. In time.
  16. rellascout

    rellascout member

    Not the same trigger IMHO. The Hi power is a great gun with a very good trigger if someone has done a proper trigger job but it is not a 1911.

    I do not consider the EMP a 1911. It is a 1911 like pistol but they have changed enough of the internal and external dimensions and parts that it is no longer a 1911.
  17. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    most of the std 1911 parts fit.
  18. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    So if you have a 9mm 1911 can you swap in a .38 Super barrel and use .38 Super magazines and have a functional pistol, or is it a one-way conversion?
  19. Babarsac

    Babarsac Well-Known Member

    With a $600-$700 budget you can do what I did. Call CDNN and get a S&W 5906 for $299, then call Centerfire and put one of their RIA 1911 9mm's on back-order for $380.

    Double the 9mm happiness :D
  20. A 9mm 1911 can be made to use a .38 Super barrel, spring, and mag, for the reverse. I even have a 10mm that shoots 9mm and .38 Suepr with the additional parts. They all can use the same slide, although an additional 9mm/.28S slide might insure just slightly better reliability, if one's 10mm slide fitted with the other barrels is finicky on extraction, etc. Mine works fine.

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