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RIA 38 super as a base for 9mm 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by distra, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. distra

    distra Well-Known Member

    Quick question for you 1911 guys, is it worth it $$ wise to pick-up a RIA 38 super for ~$370, add a 9mm barrel + bushing, new sights and have two guns < $600?
  2. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    the mags would be different since the super round is longer than the 9mm round.

    i like the idea of a 9mm 1911, my RIA is a full sized .45acp but id gladly trade it for a commander sized 9mm.

    as to worth it, id buy the .38super and leave it as such.
  3. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    Why not leave it as a Super unless you are looking at ammo cost?
  4. makarovnik

    makarovnik Well-Known Member

    I like the .38 super better. It is more expensive to shoot but worth it. You might be able to do it with just a barrel change I'm not sure. My Tokarev 9mm conversion worked with just a barrel change and using the original 7.62x25 mags. The rounds slop around a little but feed fine.

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